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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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I have patellofemoral syndrome in both knees, and epicondylitis. I´ve been in therapy. I´m better, but not completly healed. Any advice? Is permanent?

I have patellofemoral syndrome in both knees, and epicondylitis. I´ve been in therapy. I´m better, but not completly healed. Any advice? Is permanent?

Exercise: It tends to be a problem that can recur but proper exercise and flexibility can usually keep it at bay. Don't forget working on your core! ...Read more

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Why is (if at all) using treadmills not good for someone with patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Do no use incline: It is ok to use the treadmill provided is not in an incline, incline increases the patellofemoral joint forces.Staight line should be ok. ...Read more

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How can I treat runners knee (knee patellofemoral syndrome)?

How can I treat runners knee (knee patellofemoral syndrome)?

Treat cause/symptoms: "runner's knee" is not a specific diagnosis but a term for knee disorders occurring in runners. In general, the reason for the pain is overuse and/or inflammation. General recommendations: avoid the aggravating activity, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, compression/bracing, and time. Once improved, gradual return to running, and increased cross-training, may limit recurrences. ...Read more

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What does a surgeon do in a patellofemoral syndrome operation please?

Realign the kneecap: The operation is designed to smooth the patella cartilage surface, release the patella, and realign the quadriceps mechanism. It requires crutches for a month and therapy for a month to 6 weeks. Effective surgery makes the knee feel stronger and relieves the pain. ...Read more

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How to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

How to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Be patient: 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. ...Read more

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Is artificial cartilage going to be an option for patellofemoral syndrome & otherjoint problems soon? I am in pt for my grinding knees but am curious

Is artificial cartilage going to be an option for patellofemoral syndrome & otherjoint problems soon? I am in pt for my grinding knees  but am curious

Cartilage transplant: Has been studies to a small degree. Most of the procedures end up developing fibrocartilage as opposed to hyaline cartilage which is a better tissue type. There may be some promise with stem cell studies, but there are risks associated with this as well. Maybe another physician on the site is performing research that has more information. ...Read more