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Nail patella syndrome, what to do?

Nail patella syndrome, what to do?

Varies: The manifestations of nail-patella syndrome can vary tremendously; with some patients not needing treatment at all. You would certainly want to be followed by a specialist to make sure no intervention is needed. ...Read more

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I have nail-patella syndrome. Every doctor I've seen says it's nothing, and recommend I just stop whatever I'm doing if I feel pain. What to do??

Could be more....: Hi MarianaD. I'm sorry to hear you are having some trouble. Nail patella syndrome is a genetic condition in which the nails are altered from normal and knees are smaller. In some cases patients may have kidney problems and also thyroid disease but not always. You need to see someone in person and get the labwork and evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Best way of curing patella femoral syndrome?

Time...: Ah, the runner's knee! i hope you went to see a sport specialist. Ice the knee 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for several days if this is new. Rest the leg with a pillow beneath the knee. Use some anti-inflammatory nsaids and physical therapy by a professional. Abstain from using the knee/leg for a while. Be patient, it should pass with time and attention. ...Read more

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What is meant by chondromalacia patella pain syndrome?

What is meant by  chondromalacia patella pain syndrome?

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 more

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Can patella femoral syndrome be caused by jumping?

Can patella femoral syndrome be caused by jumping?

Yes and no.: Jumping can do it. Patellar mistracking can do it. Hypermobility can do it. Cycling with to short a seat can do it. There are many causes I have not mentioned. And finally, any combination of factors make it more likely. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for patella femoral syndrome?

Is surgery necessary for patella femoral syndrome?

No: Patellofemoral syndrome is a common source of anterior knee pain and it is often related to mild patellar maltracking. Usually physical therapy, activity modification, and a short course of anti-inflammatory medication will do the trick. In most cases, surgery is not indicated. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What types of surgery can you have if you have patella tracking syndrome?

Patellar tracking.: Oi! You could have lots but will any work?? Better Q. Lateral release is the most effective and simplest. If that does not work a translocation of the patellar tendon is still simple and effective. Build up your Vastus Medialis Obliquus before you try the knife. ...Read more

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Is first time patella tendonitis the same thing as retro patellar pain syndrome?

Is first time patella tendonitis the same thing as retro patellar pain syndrome?

Little different : Patella tendinitis refers to inflammation of the patella tendon below the patella (kneecap) from overuse. Retro patellar pain refers to overuse pain underneath the patella where it articulate with the femur. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips for someone to deal with frequent walking who has patella femoral syndrome?

Do you have any tips for someone to deal with frequent walking who has patella femoral syndrome?

Stretch quads: You should regularly stretch your quadriceps muscles and avoid deep knee bending exercises. Perform terminal extension strengthening exercises with light weights only like 1/4 squats or leg presses, avoid stair masters, keep you bike seat up higher, don't do lunges, ice your knee after exercises. Plan a day of rest at least between leg exercise days for recovery. ...Read more