A 35-year-old member asked:
how to treat chondromalacia patellae?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne answered
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Physical Therapy: The most common cause of chronic knee pain is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patellae. This condition causes pain in the front of your knees. Its due to muscle weakness in the hip flexors, and quadriceps, along with a tight it band. Usually best treated with physical therapy. A home exercise program can be a good start. See this link for such a program http://nycsportsmed.Com/knee-foot-and-ankle.Html.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Dr. Brian Chimenti answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Patella femoral : 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 Dec 10, 2013
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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