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How to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Be patient: Exercize wizely. Wear a patella tracking brace for the activities that cause the pain. Good nutrition. Lose weight if you have too much. Strengthe the inner quad muscles preferentially.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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 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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is meant by chondromalacia patella pain syndrome?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Pain originate from: Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the term given to pain originating from the patellofemoral joint (i.e. The joint between the knee cap (patella) and thigh bone (femur). Patellofemoral pain syndrome is usually associated with inflammation or damage to structures of the patellofemoral joint.
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