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Knee pain: It's the most common knee pain that we see in the clinic. Many athletes and walkers get it and get concerned that it might be something more serious. Also many of the first time marathon runners get it as well. The best treatment for it is physical therapy including some easy stretches and warm-up before and after exercise as well as anti-inflammatories (natural and chemical). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cartilage damage: Chondromalacia patella originally referred to "softening" of the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap; today the term describes injury to the cartilage that can range from softening to thinning to fissuring to complete breakdown (ie cartilage worn down to bone). It is not reversible, but it is treatable-a good physical therapy regimen is the mainstay. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sort of: The patellofemoral part of the knee is tricky. If you have cmp from malalignment, many yoga poses can be painful and/or dangerous. Find an instructor who has some familiarity with patellar issues and/or a physical therapist who can help you strengthen the muscles around your knee allowing more stability and better alignment. See, for example, http://www.Yoga-abode.Com/node/1102. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Chondromalacia patella is a term used to describe damage to the smooth cartilage that lines the undersurface of your knee cap. Trauma or patellar malalignment can sometimes cause this problem. Only your treating orthopaedic surgeon can advise you on the degree of damage to your knee cap and what activities should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very treatable 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tenosynovaginitis: Yes, that word. It's a problem of the tendon, it's lining, and the sheath of one of the thumb tendons. They get irritated and enflamed. It's quite painful. They become thick and hard so the tendon can't slide normally. This just makes things worse. Early on, the first month or two, a cortisone shot and a brace can be effective treatment. Later, it requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teenager that has dislocated patella 13 times in 2 years. Has patella alta, luxating patella and patella tracking disorder. Treatments to help?
Ortho evaluation: If you have done the quad strengthening and other strengthening exercises and teen still having problems, it may be time to consider surgical intervention to relieve symptoms. I'd suggest at least a consultation with a pediatric orthopedist who specializes in sports injuries, even if this is not happening associated with sports. ...Read more
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. I researched, and is commonly used in dogs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb spica splint: is the best brace for deQ. you can get them at most drug stores walmart etc. is lie a wrist brace with an extension for the thumb. brace can help but also take nsaids, ICE MASSAGE with water frozen in a dixie cup. if not better a cortisone shot is typically curative with a visit to the orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Treatment for grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet with patella alta with pt / pl ratio of 1.6?
See details: There are many sites on-line that have doctor ratings but these are usually done by patients. Ask your primary care doctor or google the doctor's name. ...Read more
What you like to: Know, supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a solution of highly purified sodium hyaluronate. Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation. Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in those who have failed to respond to simple pain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer