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Medicine For Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Can patellofemoral pain syndrome cause pain only every few days (i.E. Not constantly)? Been working out for a month & now i get pain about once a week
Pain around kneecap: Pain surrounding and behind the knee is pfp syndrome. Following a tkr it usually is the result of imbalance of the surrounding soft tissues or tightness of the posterior muscles (hamstrings). It can also result from excessive scarring. Rarely it is the result of component malposition. Treatment is mainly with structured and home therapy. Rarely revision surgery is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With patellofemoral pain syndrome, is there anything at the gym that I should avoid, and anything I should do more of?
No free weights: Free weights while standing, treatmills, 'zumba', p90x training and anything that requires deep knee flexion will aggravate. Elliptical trainers with low ramp height, fixed weight machines in seated position and stationary cycling with seat set high will probably not cause a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can doing yoga (which I have never done before) help patellofemoral pain syndrome, or is there a risk that it might make it worse?
Could go either way: There are many different styles of yoga and each style has many different exercises/poses. I have no doubt that the proper type can help as well as no doubt that the wrong postures can aggravate it. You should not take a generic class but receive individualized instruction by a qualified teacher aware of your condition- or at least ask a physical therapist what to do and not do. ...Read more
What (in simple english ;-) ) is patellofemoral pain syndrome? I'm told it's something to do with one muscle not being as strong as another muscle?
What are some good cardio workouts for someone with chondromalacia patella (patellofemoral syndrome)?
Can Stress Out About Having Chronic Pain (patellofemoral pain syndrome) Make You Have Anxiety. been Having pain forweek now.& then the attacks happen.
I've chondromalacia patella and have been strengthening my vmos to resolve my patellofemoral pain syndrome. How long before the chondromalacia is gone?
What exercises will help me cure my patellofemoral pain syndrome and how long should it take if i've been suffering from it in both legs for 8 years?
Strengthen: Work on your quads (muscles in front thighs)- squats, lunges, frog jumps, etc., and your core- abs and back. Exercises that use your own body weight ("closed chain") are better than machines. You may find that initially it bothers you a bit more. Start slowly. Consider a session with a trainer or physical therapist at first to make sure your form is good, so you don't injure yourself. ...Read more
Why do both my needs crack when my legs are bent to a specific angle (both legs at same angle)? Is it connected to my patellofemoral pain syndrome?
Yes, its related to : Your pf joint problems. You most likely have chondromalacia, where the cartilage of the 2 bones become soft due to undue pressure (loading) because of not having normal tracking of the patella in its femoral groove (maltracking). It does occur on both sides. Exercises to strengthen the quads muscles, specifically the vmo would and does improve symptoms a great deal, or surgery might be needed. ...Read more
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
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