Hoffa’s syndrome is difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are vague and include no specific injury or symptom. However, patients may experience background aches and occasional jolts of sharp pain. Other symptoms include swelling below the knee, pain during prolonged walking, and difficulty in straightening the knee. If these symptoms sound familiar, see your doctor or veterinarian for a diagnosis. The treatment for Hoffa’s syndrome varies, but usually involves rest, physical therapy, and medications.