A 31-year-old member asked:
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can it be possible for standing too long to cause chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 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 knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs.
Answered on Dec 22, 2013

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
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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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Dr. David Trettin
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
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Chondromalacia: Yes, absolutely. Training your thigh muscles evenly if the best treatment and biking does this very well.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I don't think: The autoimmune disease would do that.
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