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A 29-year-old member asked:

What kind of treatments are available for chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 31 years experience
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, performing exercises to both strengthen and stretch the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, losing weight, special shoe inserts and support deviceaping to realign the kneecap, wearing correct running or sports shoes, surgery for pain behind the knee.
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
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.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Therapy: 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. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core.
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What are the treatments for chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Many treatments: Chondromalacia ("cartilage pain") is a very common cause of knee pain. Treatments (from conservative to aggressive) include: rest, ice, elastic knee brace, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, injections, and surgery.
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