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A 15-year-old female asked:

diagnosed with pfps almst 3yrs ago been to os and going to pt not helping. lately been getting worse and hurts more when rainy. is it right diagnosis?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly you may be: Having a subluxating patella, which is a common condition in young girls. The DX can be difficult in girls with subtle signs. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, after other common conditions are excluded. See your orthopod again and ask him about it. Pt can help and with using a patellar brace + pain meds like nsaids. Good luck.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I can't get pt prescription without seeing my doctor. I don't want to pay for both. What can I do?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Tough: The answer is in your question. It's a prescription. That means you have to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the appropriateness, type, and frequency of the therapy. Your insurance will also require it. Suck it up and just do it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to gave patellofemoral for life? I've been in physio about 3yrs and still have it. Should i get better after my growth plates close?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Could be surgical. : After failing pt for a long time like you have, i would probably ask about an mri. Sometimes patellofemoral syndrome may be due to cartilage defects under the patella called chondromalacia. That may be a surgical problem.

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