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I have chondromalacia patella with a hip labral tear on one leg. I have been in a flare for a month (both issues). Does this warrant a doctor's visit?

I have chondromalacia patella with a hip labral tear on one leg. I have been in a flare for a month (both issues). Does this warrant a doctor's visit?

Yes: A rheumatologist or an Orthopedic physician should evaluate you to further determine your pain symptoms! To discuss with you further eval with MRIs and determine the best treatment, adjust your melds, adding Physical therapy, or perhaps an injection!! ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Chondromalacia (Definition)

Chondromalacia describes injury, destruction or abnormal appearance of cartilage within a joint. Chondromalacia is most commonly described in the knee (Chondromalacia Patellae) and is usually the result of irritation or inflammation in the joint that has the ...Read more


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What are chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome?

What are chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome?

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 more

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What is chondromalacia patellae?

What is chondromalacia patellae?

Cartilage damage: Chondromalacia patella originally referred to "softening" of the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap; today the term describes injury to the cartilage that can range from softening to thinning to fissuring to complete breakdown (ie cartilage worn down to bone). It is not reversible, but it is treatable-a good physical therapy regimen is the mainstay. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the signs chondromalacia patellae?

What are the signs chondromalacia patellae?

Pain: Chondromalacia patella 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. Pain in front of knee, under knee cap or behind knee with these activities. ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia patella?

What is chondromalacia patella?

Chondromalacia: Patella is literally softening of the cartilage overlying the back part of the patella/knee cap. This can include thinning, fissuring, tearing and irregularity of the cartilage. ...Read more

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How to treat chondromalacia patellae?

How to treat chondromalacia patellae?

Physical Therapy: The most common cause of chronic knee pain is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patellae. This condition causes pain in the front of your knees. Its due to muscle weakness in the hip flexors, and quadriceps, along with a tight it band. Usually best treated with physical therapy. A home exercise program can be a good start. See this link for such a program http://nycsportsmed. Com/knee-foot-and-ankle. Html. ...Read more

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How do I treat chondromalacia patella?

How do I treat chondromalacia patella?

Therapy: 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 more

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Information about chondromalacia patella?

Information about chondromalacia patella?

Very treatable prob: 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. ...Read more

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Advice for healing chondromalacia patellae?

Advice for healing chondromalacia patellae?

Ease up on knee: No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg. Basically rest it. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have patella chondromalacia?

What can I do if I have patella chondromalacia?

You have to be seen: It meant "soft cartilage under the knee cap", a presumed cause of pain at the front and especially inner side of the knee.
Treatment range between rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation), anti-inflammatory medications, and physiotherapy. Treatment with surgery could be done if other methods failed. ...Read more

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Do you need crutches for chondromalacia patella?

Do you need crutches for chondromalacia patella?

Usually not: If the pain is extreme and the patient has trouble bearing weight, I will usually have my patient try a knee immobilizer on my my office and take it for a test drive. Usually by keeping the knee immobilized in full extension (straight), the patient can bear weight and get around. I tell my patient to wean the immobilizer as comfort allows. Ice/anti-inflammatory meds help, then therapy. ...Read more

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What is grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet?

Arthritis: Of the Kneecap on the inside of the knee. Grade 4 suggests significant cartilage wear/tear. Will result in pain with walking, running, going up/down stairs. See a orthopedic specialist to see in physical therapy can strengthen the knee and decrease stress in the area, otherwise surgery may be an option. Lastly, stem cell therapy can be helpful as well. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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What is meant by chondromalacia patella pain syndrome?

Very common prob: 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. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have chondromalacia patella pain?

What should I do if I have chondromalacia patella pain?

Gentle exercises: Chondromalacia is a softening of the cartilage between the patella (knee cap) and underlying joint. The best early treatment is to gently strengthen the quads (thigh muscle). Step up with your painful leg onto a 4" block/book and down. Repeat as many reps as comfortable and work up to doing 200/session. Then do it on a stair, which is typically 6". This is to avoid too much knee bend/strain. ...Read more

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I have chondromalacia patella, what can I do to treat it?

Therapy: 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 more

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What can I do about chondromalacia patellae due to trauma?

Rest then therapy: Chondromalacia patella is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Can be from trauma (falling on flexed knee). Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. If still acutely painful after trauma, give it some time to cool down before therapy. ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia of the radius, does trauma cause it?

What is chondromalacia of the radius, does trauma cause it?

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia of the radius can be caused by trauma or arthritis. Treat it initially with a nsaids if painful. ...Read more

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I am a runner just diagnosed with chondromalacia - can I ever run again?

I am a runner just diagnosed with chondromalacia - can I ever run again?

Chindromalacia: Your ability to run again is dependent on the grade of chondromalacia and where it is located in your knee. Chondromalacia on a weight bearing surface may be more difficult to run on as well as a grade 4 chondromalacia. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need surgury with chondromalacia 3 with more than 50 loss of cartilage?

No: Surgery for cartilage loss is not based on the findings. Cartilage wear (chondromalacia) is a common finding as we live our lives. Only when symptoms develop and have failed to respond to all other conservative measures is surgery recommended. ...Read more

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

Quad balance strengt: Knee cap problems are frequently related to imbalance of the quads with "overdeveloped" lateral quads and "underdeveloped" medial quads. ...Read more

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What Other Treatments Is Good For Chondromalacia. I Tried Therapy and Injections. But They Didn't Work.?

Bracing, surgery: Depending on the area of involvement, bracing can sometimes be used to" offload" the symptomatic areas. Ultimately, surgery may be a consideration as well. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get a more serious injury from having chondromalacia patella/patellafemoral pain syndrome?

Please tell me, could I get a more serious injury from having chondromalacia patella/patellafemoral pain syndrome?

Not directly: Chondromalacia patella does precipitate local inflammation and pain. Inflammation can eventually get surrounding tissue to be more easily injured. Pain changes our gait and actions and can precipitate secondary injury, but these are not direct effects, only possible secondary. ...Read more

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Why does chondromalacia cause discomfort and popping when making cutting maneuver? When making turns, when pivoting.

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 more

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I have chondromalacia petalla grade i, have this condition for a year. I am a marine engineer and I am 31 years old. Kindly guide me through.

I have chondromalacia petalla grade i, have this condition for a year. I am a marine engineer and I am 31 years old. Kindly guide me through.

CMP is often the re-: Sult of abnormal pressures on the patella's cartilage, from abnormal tracking of the patella. It causes pain around the front of the knee, with swelling at times.
I get pt to teach vmo strengthening exercises. If no improvement in 3-4 months, you might need a scope surgery to look at the patellar tracking and require a lateral release.
See an orthopod.
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What is chondromalacia? Is there a cure or is this condition permanent? If permanent, what is the degree of disability? Stand/walk, resting no help.

What is chondromalacia? Is there a cure or is this condition permanent? If permanent, what is the degree of disability? Stand/walk, resting no help.

Stage of arthritis: Chondromalacia is just a fancy name for arthritic change. It implies cartilage disease or wear. You can have varying degrees of thinning of the cartilage (1-4) all the way down to bare bone. Like the tread on your tires once gone its gone. Can slow the process by keeping the weight down and avoiding pounding activities like running. Cant reverse genetics. See your a good knee guy to talk mor. ...Read more

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Started running 5 weeks ago after 1.5y hiatus. 4x/week at 3-6km each. No prior issues now severe pain under cap. Can chondromalacia. Develop this fast?

Prob. Not: More likely diagnosis considering your history is patellar tendinitis.Try taking Ibuprofen or similar NSAID for a week, ice massage to 'bottom' of kneecap (patellar tendon origin), and cross- training for 2 weeks. Slowly start to jog/ run after this time starting @ 1.5 k and adding. 5-1k per wk. Until pain free and running w/o pain. Best of luck! (see ors for definitive dx.)... ...Read more

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I read that there is a high success rate for chondromalacia patella, but I also notice a lot of people get a lot worse over time? Which is usually true?

I read that there is a high success rate for chondromalacia patella, but I also notice a lot of people get a lot worse over time? Which is usually true?

Patella femoral: Stubborn problem for most. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more

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Can you explain chondromalacia?

Can you explain chondromalacia?

Chondromalacia: Literally means cartilage thinning. Hyaline cartilage is a smooth, slippery tissue that covers the end of long bones where they form a joint. Chondromalacia is a precursor to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Sabb
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Chondromalacia Patella (Definition)

A condition of pain in the knee. It is thought to be due to damage to the cartilage on the ...Read more