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does acetaminophen help with chondromalacia patella

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
For some: It is helpful for some people but not all. Works best in combination with other treatments, especially if there is some degree of patella maltracking ... Read More
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
50/50: Braces may help with subluxation of the patella (j sleeve type of brace). For run of the mill chondromalacia patella, treatment consists of activity ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 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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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused hig ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
32 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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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very treatable prob: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes hig ... Read More
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Chondromalacia is caused by overuse of the knee joint. The constant stress on the cartilage causes breakdown of surface. Other factors that increase ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several: Commonly, stretching quads, building quads, avoiding deep knee bending exercises and stairs. Some patella braces and taping can help in some situation ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Hard to say: Chondromalacia patella is a term used to describe damage to the smooth cartilage that lines the undersurface of your knee cap. Trauma or patellar mal ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Need scope: I think that taking care of the meniscus will provide your best relief of sharp pain especially with sports and running regarding the chondromalacia ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
46 years experience Sports Medicine
? why you have those: You shoud be seeking the answer not to have or worsening of your condition for your age. For rehab see a therapist. Seek the answer!
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