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Is there yoga for cmp - chondromalacia patellae?

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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 21 years experience
Sort of: The patellofemoral part of the knee is tricky. If you have cmp from malalignment, many yoga poses can be painful and/or dangerous. Find an instructor who has some familiarity with patellar issues and/or a physical therapist who can help you strengthen the muscles around your knee allowing more stability and better alignment. See, for example, http://www.Yoga-abode.Com/node/1102.
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
No specific yoga: There is no specific yoga for chondromalacia patella. However, use yoga to rehab your knee. Any exercise that requires you to bend at your knees deeply can be done by bending only half way (at an angle of 45 degrees instead of 90). This will allow less pressure to be on the patella and will also strengthen the inside part of the quadriceps muscle.

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What are the symptoms of chondromalacia patellae (cmp)?

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See details: Knee pain that occurs with stairs or walking on inclines rather than walking on a level surface.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have chondromalacia patellae (cmp)?

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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 32 years experience
Pain: Chondromalacia patellae is a term that is used to describe softening of the patellar cartilage from degeneration. Pain comes from higher pressure on the underlying bone. Pain is usually aggregated by activities such as climbing stairs, hiking, getting out of the car, etc. Where high force is placed on the patella. In some cases x-rays and/or MRI are used to evaluate the degree of degeneration.

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