A 41-year-old member asked:
i think i have chondromalacia patellae, how can you treat it?
3 doctor answers
Dr. PHILIP WALLER answered
32 years experience Rheumatology
Options include: Physical therpay to strengthen the muscles around the knees, anti-inflammatories or cortisone injections. In a rare case arthroscopy is required.
Answered on Oct 1, 2015
Dr. Brian Chimenti answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope.
Answered on Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
24 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 causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core.
Answered on Dec 22, 2013
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