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Soccer player -- chondromalacia patella, MRI says: grade 3 chondral fissuring + cyst. Will physical therapy fix it? What supplements should be taken?
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly see ortho
Difficult problem. Especially if your symptoms correlate with your MRI findings.
If your pain is behind the knee cap then there is good correlation. Initially nonoperative intervention such as therapy, use of anti inflammatories and patellar brace may be helpful. The possibility of arthroscopic evaluation if all fails may be necessary but still a difficult problem to fix. Supplements controversial.

In brief: Possibly see ortho
Difficult problem. Especially if your symptoms correlate with your MRI findings.
If your pain is behind the knee cap then there is good correlation. Initially nonoperative intervention such as therapy, use of anti inflammatories and patellar brace may be helpful. The possibility of arthroscopic evaluation if all fails may be necessary but still a difficult problem to fix. Supplements controversial.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe- maybe not
Physical therapy, focused on strengthening vmo strength in your quad muscle, and hamstring and calf stretching, avoiding squats and similar stressful positions, going up and down stairs sideways can help decrease the symptoms.
Will not affect the cyst. If you return to same activity without modification....Same symptoms likely to return. You may need to see ortho surgeon.

In brief: Maybe- maybe not
Physical therapy, focused on strengthening vmo strength in your quad muscle, and hamstring and calf stretching, avoiding squats and similar stressful positions, going up and down stairs sideways can help decrease the symptoms.
Will not affect the cyst. If you return to same activity without modification....Same symptoms likely to return. You may need to see ortho surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
Gout flares very common especially with have no control on there diet, drinking and injury.
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In brief: Very common
Gout flares very common especially with have no control on there diet, drinking and injury.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Reduce the wieght
Of the bag, carrying backpacks increases the risk of back pain and possibly the risk of back pathology.
The prevalence of school children carrying heavy backpacks is extremely high. Preventive and educational activities should be implemented in this age group.Thank you.

In brief: Reduce the wieght
Of the bag, carrying backpacks increases the risk of back pain and possibly the risk of back pathology.
The prevalence of school children carrying heavy backpacks is extremely high. Preventive and educational activities should be implemented in this age group.Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain and stiffness
Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip, most whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours of the injury and may include: neck pain and stiffness, headaches, most commonly at the base of the skull, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue.
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In brief: Pain and stiffness
Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip, most whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours of the injury and may include: neck pain and stiffness, headaches, most commonly at the base of the skull, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Let advice you
When you have grade 3 chondromalcia of the patella there must be a reason.
The most common subluxation of the pattela, the second could be recurrent trauma. You to see which one and address the issue ether by treatment or arthroscopy and debarment of the patella, then you could p t to help to strength the muscles. I do not know of any supplements help. Thank you.

In brief: Let advice you
When you have grade 3 chondromalcia of the patella there must be a reason.
The most common subluxation of the pattela, the second could be recurrent trauma. You to see which one and address the issue ether by treatment or arthroscopy and debarment of the patella, then you could p t to help to strength the muscles. I do not know of any supplements help. Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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