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cause of chondromalacia patella

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: standing is not an activity that puts excessive stress on the knee cartilage so it is unlikely a cause of true chondromalacia

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: You likely already have chondromalacia patella and the standing too long is causing an increase in your symptoms. Chondromalacia patella (runners kne ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Fibrillation of the : Underside of the kneecap. Basically osteoarthritis of the patella. Many causes.
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Chondromalacia: Patella is literally softening of the cartilage overlying the back part of the patella/knee cap. This can include thinning, fissuring, tearing and ir ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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NOT an answer!: Giving a problems a name is just the beginning of the long road to normal. Self care if vital and being proactive in your care is too. Janet g. Travel ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Several: Resting the knee for a short period of time and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, changing the way you exercise, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
31 years experience Radiology
Pain: Chondromalacia patellae is a term that is used to describe softening of the patellar cartilage from degeneration. Pain comes from higher pressure on t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Not usually: Only if pain is so severe you can't walk. Need to ice, take nsaids and have physical therapy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain originate from: Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the term given to pain originating from the patellofemoral joint (i.e. The joint between the knee cap (patella) and th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Zwerling
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Gentle exercises : Chondromalacia is a softening of the cartilage between the patella (knee cap) and underlying joint. The best early treatment is to gently strengthen ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Degree of it.Treatment of patellofemoral pain often begins with simple measures. Rest your knee as much as possible. Avoid any activities that increas ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Quad balance strengt: Knee cap problems are frequently related to imbalance of the quads with "overdeveloped" lateral quads and "underdeveloped" medial quads.
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