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Please help! I have chondromalacia patellae?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Thank
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Exercises

Exercises to strengthen the quadriceps mechanism is essential.

In brief: Exercises

Exercises to strengthen the quadriceps mechanism is essential.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Thank