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Doctor insights on: Patella Femoral Arthralgia

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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What is patella femoral syndrome?

What is patella femoral syndrome?

Kneecap problems: Your patella is your knee cap and patello femoral syndrome is a term that covers a broad range of kneecap problems ranging from arthritis, to pain to mild instability and maltracking. ...Read more

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What causes patella femoral syndrome?

Many things.: 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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17 and had a lateral release 2 years ago for patella femoral syndrome. I still have pain, should I get more surgery to correct it?

17 and had a lateral release 2 years ago for patella femoral syndrome. I still have pain, should I get more surgery to correct it?

Patellofemoral pain: Repeat surgery should be reserved for those that have maximized and failed conservative measures. This would include a complete kinetic chain eval including gait, range of motion and strength. Tis would be at the knee and areas remote from the knee that contribute to patellar glide. Also considerations for mcconnell or kinesiotaping for neurofacillatory improvement. ...Read more

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What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?

Common MRI : It means that your kneecap sits slightly off to the side on the end of the thigh bone( trochlea) @ 90degrees of bend. ( flexion), and your 'groove' ( trochlea) is slightly shallow on your femur. Very common radiologic ' diagnosis' , seen most commonly in patients w/ 'mild' patellar instability or ' kneecap' pain. See your ORS for significance . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Best way of curing patella femoral syndrome?

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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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?

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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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more