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Chondromalacia Patella Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there any home test i can do to check if my chondromalacia patella and patellofemeral pain syndrome issues have been resolved? No more daily pain.
No but not necessary: No, but if your symptoms are gone or substantially better, no further testing is needed. ...Read more
I think i may have chondromalacia patella. I am 28 years old. What can I do to prevent further damage and pain?
I've chondromalacia patella and have been strengthening my vmos to resolve my patellofemoral pain syndrome. How long before the chondromalacia is gone?
Should someone with chondromalacia patella see an orthopedic regularly or just when necessary? Haven't been in 3 years and pain after much walking.
You: should probably see your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation, discussion of a treatment plan, and appropriate follow-up. If your symptoms have been ongoing for 3 years it might be time to get re-checked. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella and tendinopathy of quadriceps tendon. having unbearable pain inspite of 7 days complete rest not walking.
Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap
Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping , cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella . You should see a knee specialist . Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more
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