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Advice for healing chondromalacia patellae?
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ease up on knee
No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.
Basically rest it.

In brief: Ease up on knee
No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.
Basically rest it.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Therap
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.

In brief: Therap
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.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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