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How to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Joseph Harhay answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered Mar 16, 2014

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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 Dec 22, 2013

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