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Chondromalacia Patella Patellofemoral Syndrome Causes
What are some good cardio workouts for someone with chondromalacia patella (patellofemoral syndrome)?
Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could it happen that a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?
Last resort treatmen: 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. Doubt knee replacement would be needed unless other compartments of knee also arthritic. Patellofemoral replacement as a last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've chondromalacia patella and have been strengthening my vmos to resolve my patellofemoral pain syndrome. How long before the chondromalacia is gone?
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
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
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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