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Patella Femoral Arthralgia
Suffering from joint pain since last year,doctor first said it may bea muscular problem,then he said it is chondromalacia patella,how to diagnose ?
Chondromalacia is Dx: by history and especially physical exam done by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes: Strengthen your butt...Glut medius too.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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