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Cause Of Chondromalacia
Possible: You likely already have chondromalacia patella and the standing too long is causing an increase in your symptoms. Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. ...Read more
I fell in feb on knees. Surgeon says it caused chondromalacia. Another surgeon reviewed notes & says it was preexisting. Who do I believe?
Does it matter??: Chondromalcia of the knee or more probably the patella (knee cap) can be present with little or no symptoms. A fall can make this condition clinically painful or symptomatic. I take it that you may have some legal concerns about the fall and whether it was responsible for your symptoms after the fall. Some conditions can be present but not cause any symptoms until after an injury. ...Read more
Can RA or lupus cause a single focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly, with underlying subarticular bony edema?
Why does chondromalacia cause discomfort and popping when making cutting maneuver? When making turns, when pivoting.
Rough surface: In a normal joint, two smooth cartilage surfaces glide over each other allowing for smooth, gliding motion. In chondromalacia, those smooth surfaces have become rough and irregular. This can cause pain and popping and crunching sounds as the joint goes through motion, this is known as crepitance. Don't hesitate to see a specialist to discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yep: But get a second opinion if you have questions. ...Read more
It takes time : To develop and can be caused by an injury but still develops over a period of time ...Read more
My P.T. said chondromalacia can cause knee giving way feeling, happens sometimes.
When do I know its safe to wear heels? Will I ever be able to wear?
When less pain: Wear heels when your knee has been minimally painful for several consecutive weeks and it feels stable (no giving out or buckling). Consider shoes with smaller heels and possibly more of a wedge instead of true "high heel." Also, wear heels in short segments and when you don't have to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time, especially on uneven surfaces. ...Read more
i have moderate chondromalacia of the patellar articular cartilage would this cause a loud grinding and popping sound?
Yes: Ask the physician who ordered the x-ray what you can do to help with this. ...Read more
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
28yr f, knee pain, MRI says joint effusion & chondromalacia. I swim for exercise. 0 injuries. What could cause this? Treatment possibilities? Thanks
? Of mid-20's female: ? of chronic knee pain with effusion. In a young female the observations which should be made are whether she has Hypermobility Syndrome (Brighton Criteria) & genu varum/valgus. Absent acute injury, repetitive gravitational stress can evoke non-linear patellar mobility & patellofemoral wear & tear. See an Osteopath & Podiatrist. Reconfigured shoes might help realign the longitudinal axis of leg. ...Read more
Cartilage damage: The cartilage under your kneecap (patella) is a natural shock absorber. Overuse, injury or other factors may lead to a condition known as chondromalacia patella — a general term indicating damage to the cartilage under your kneecap. A more accurate term for chondromalacia patella is patellofemoral pain syndrome. ...Read more
Basically the same: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: On the cause and how bad the chondromalcia is. ...Read more
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