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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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How to treat patellar tendinitis?

How to treat patellar tendinitis?

Many ways : Rest from the offending activity, with jumping being a common cause. Ice, nsaids and a patellar tendon strap. Physical therapy with a focus on quad stretching and strengthening. Advanced injections, percutaneous tenotomy or debridement surgery are options for cases that don't respond to traditional measures. ...Read more

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How can I treat patellar dislocation?

How can I treat patellar dislocation?

Reduce it: Obviously the initial treatment for any patella dislocation is to replace the patella into proper position. The leg should then be immobilized to allow healing and to allow swelling to subside. Then one must evaluate the knee and determine if this is a onetime traumatic event or a recurrent problem which might require either physical therapy or a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

Exercise but need: Exercise is the best way, but you need imaging like ultrasound or MRI to see what the tendon looks like ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...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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How to cure runners knee symptoms?

How to cure runners knee symptoms?

Stretch: Please see my previous answer on runners' knee. Briefly, stretch your hamstrings and it band before and after u run. Avoid running hills. Use ice massage to tender areas for 20-30 min after u run. Try otc nsaids . If it continues to hurt despite above rest and crosstrain! good luck! ...Read more

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How do you treat severe patellar tendonitis?

How do you treat severe patellar tendonitis?

Multiple modalities: Typically a patient must rest and ice and take anti-inflammatories. Physical therapy with eccentric strengthening of the tendon is essential to return to pain free activity. I prescribe electric stimulation and ultrasound therapy to my patients who have severe recalcitrant tendonitis. ...Read more

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How to treat bursitis?

How to treat bursitis?

Cortisone injection: Bursitis which is a localized inflammation of a bursa usually responds very well to a cortisone injection. Other treatments can be tried such as resting the inflamed area, ice , nsaids, or pt. ...Read more

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How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...Read more

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How to treat knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

How to treat knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

It band : Usually a stretching and anti inflammatory program works best. Sometimes a cortisone shot us also helpful. ...Read more

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How can you heal chronic knee bursitis?

How can  you heal chronic knee bursitis?

Muscles, not bursea: Travell, MD the matriarch of pain therapy noted pain pathology is in muscles not joints. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat all types of "joint pain." begin a self-care self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more

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How to cure hip bursitis?

How to cure hip bursitis?

Hip bursitis: The cure is to find out what caused it: a limp, weak hip muscles, inflammatory condition, gout, medicine side effect (especially statins for cholesterol). An ingrown toenail causing a limp can do it. Herniated disc causing pain or weak hip abductors will do it. Quick fix is ice constantly for 48 hrs, nsaids, and if no better, steroid (shot or pak). If persistent, get checked. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is managed for 2-6 weeks with bracing, physical therapy modalities, ice and anti-inflammatories, followed by gradual return to activity. More extensive tears result in chronic pain and instability and might require surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat tenditis?

How to treat tenditis?

Tendonitis RICE: Tendonitis is inflammation and irritation of the part of the muscle that attaches to bone. Treatment involves rest of the muscle, ice, gentle stretches and anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take chondromalacia patellae to heal completely?

How long does it take chondromalacia patellae to heal completely?

Possibly never: Chondromalacia refers to a softening or wearing of the cartilage covering the bone of a joint. Symptoms may improve with rest, therapy, antiinflammatories, or injections, but the softening or wear typically does not improve or heal. ...Read more

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How to treat tendonitis in the knee?

How to treat tendonitis in the knee?

Knee: Who diagnosed tendinitis? Which tendon- one goes over knee cap? Or could it be medial or collateral ligaments. Unless know exact diagnosis on mechanical part malfunctioning? Comsult physician see which treatment is right- rehab exercises, transdermal meds, knee bracing. Common is patello femoral syndrome. Simple knee strap is available pharmacies, but need diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated knee cap?

How to treat a dislocated knee cap?

Evaluation Is Key: After reduction and conservative measures to control pain and swelling, the key is to identify associated injuries. If there is a cartilage or osteochondral injury per mri, that problem is managed. If the injury is isolated to the medial patellofemoral ligament, then rehabilitation is the treatment for first time patellar dislocations. Recurrent dislocations are treated differently. ...Read more

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How can I treat runners knee (knee patellofemoral syndrome)?

How can I treat runners knee (knee patellofemoral syndrome)?

Treat cause/symptoms: "runner's knee" is not a specific diagnosis but a term for knee disorders occurring in runners. In general, the reason for the pain is overuse and/or inflammation. General recommendations: avoid the aggravating activity, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, compression/bracing, and time. Once improved, gradual return to running, and increased cross-training, may limit recurrences. ...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