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Chondromalacia Patella Physical Therapy Exercises
Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?
Consider Surgery: Conservative management of Chondromalacia patella includes icing, taping, bracing, and exercise to stabilize your patella. If PT with exercise and icing/taping did not help,an Orthopaedic Surgeon can evaluate you for patella alta or baja, put a camera into your knee to look for a plica, remove damaged cartilage, and give an expert opinion of your biomechanical foot/knee/patellar alignment. ...Read more
Soccer player -- chondromalacia patella, MRI says: grade 3 chondral fissuring + cyst. Will physical therapy fix it? What supplements should be taken?
Possibly see ortho: Difficult problem. Especially if your symptoms correlate with your MRI findings. If your pain is behind the knee cap then there is good correlation. Initially nonoperative intervention such as therapy, use of anti inflammatories and patellar brace may be helpful. The possibility of arthroscopic evaluation if all fails may be necessary but still a difficult problem to fix. Supplements controversial. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What is chondromalacia medial femoral condyle and chondromalacia patella? My MRI of the left knee result. Is this serious? What is the treatment?
Difficult: Chondromalacia means damaged cartilage, usually from abnormal wear and tear.There is no full cure . Damaged skin leaves a scar and same on inside of body. Physical therapy and long term home therapy and avoiding aggravating activities are appropriate. Finding any aggravating or precipitating musculoskeletal imbalances is appropriate. Surgery is last choice when all fails and intractable pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Orthopedic dr Diagnosis me with Chondromalacia. i done physical therapy, stretches, injections and meds. what else can i do i'm only 22 Years Old.
Other things: Consider losing weight if overweight. In addition, you want to focus on vastus medialis strengthening. Also, for some patients the use of a patellar tendon strap makes a big difference. Depending on how bad the condition is on MRI you could also consider the use of PRP/platelet derived growth factors. This last treatment can be controversial and some doctors might not agree with it. ...Read more
What treatment would be next after many years of chondromalacia knee pain where medication, physical therapy, rest and all other?
Can you get a pain pump for chronic pain for chondromalacia, if steroid injections & physical therapy and meds didn't help. i have Nsaids Allergy. ?
I have Chronic Pain everyday on the sides & have chondromalacia & swelling. i did physical therapy, stretches, i'm allergic to Nsaids Drugs. ?
Knee exercises: Ask you physician to have you see physical therapy and learn quadriceps exercises. You also need further evaluation to clarify if this is truly chondromalacia because it may be another diagnosis. I would recommend you ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist so we can be certain what the diagnosis is ...Read more
Having Chronic Pain in (L) Knee. Done Physical Therapy & Injections & meds. nothing helps. Dx Was chondromalacia with effusion. what else can i do.
Treatment for grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet with patella alta with pt / pl ratio of 1.6?
During arthoscopy, was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella and medial femoral ostechondrial defect. What are best exercises for rehab?
What are the surgical & nonsurgical treatments for chondromalacia patella? Will these treatments stop my knees from cracking so loud/often? Im only 21
Usually time: True chondromalacia is caused by irritation of the back of the kneecap against other structures of the knee. Usually pain is a main issue. If all you have is cracking, this does need need specific treatment. Surgery is not indicated for this problem altho may help some conditions that are similar. Quad strengthening is key, and tylenol/otc meds often helpful. Ice after exertion, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella. How long should I rest before walking(for exercise)again? Is biking good for this? My doctor said it was?
Nonoperative usually: Most chondromalacia of the patella (injured cartilage) is effectively managed with nonoperative measures consisting of activity modification, rest, physical therapy and quadriceps strengthening, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, intrarticular steroid injections and viscosupplementation. At least 6 months of nonoperative treatment is attempted before offering arthroscopic surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: Commonly, stretching quads, building quads, avoiding deep knee bending exercises and stairs. Some patella braces and taping can help in some situations, injections with hyaluronic acid liquids, sometimes arthroscopy, sometimes cartilage paste grafts, sometimes patella realignment surgeries. You need a good exam and knee doctor to tell you what you need. ...Read more
Patella femoral : 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.
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
Chondromalacia: Yes, chondromalacia with cyst means there is some cartilage damage present. Therapy can be helpful in strengthening the quads and helping the kneecap track in its groove better. Therapy doesn't make the cyst or chondromalacia go away but can be helpful for the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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