A 42-year-old member asked:
what types of exercises are recommended for rehabilitating from chondromalacia patella?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Harhay answered
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Quad balance strengt: Knee cap problems are frequently related to imbalance of the quads with "overdeveloped" lateral quads and "underdeveloped" medial quads.
Answered on Apr 18, 2016
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Core : 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 May 30, 2015
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