A 36-year-old member asked:
if my dad has chondromalacia patella will i get it too?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
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 the risk of chondromalacia include: family history of chondromalacia flat feet knock knees obesity previous knee injury weak thigh muscles.
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually activities: 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 Sep 28, 2016
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