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what types of exercises are recommended for rehabilitating from chondromalacia patella?

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Dr. Joseph Harhay
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
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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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? why you have those: You shoud be seeking the answer not to have or worsening of your condition for your age. For rehab see a therapist. Seek the answer!
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For some: It is helpful for some people but not all. Works best in combination with other treatments, especially if there is some degree of patella maltracking ... Read More
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A statement no? : I assume that u want to know what 2 do. C an orthopedist 4 evaluation; imaging. U have mal alignment ; there are procedures 2 correct the problem.
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Dr. Robert Killian
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Chondromalacia: Yes, absolutely. Training your thigh muscles evenly if the best treatment and biking does this very well.
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