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If my dad has chondromalacia patella will i get it too?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Usually activities

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: Usually activities

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
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Possible

Chondromalacia is caused by overuse of the knee joint.
The constant stress on the cartilage causes breakdown of surface. Other factors that increase the risk of chondromalacia include: family history of chondromalacia flat feet knock knees obesity previous knee injury weak thigh muscles.

In brief: Possible

Chondromalacia is caused by overuse of the knee joint.
The constant stress on the cartilage causes breakdown of surface. Other factors that increase the risk of chondromalacia include: family history of chondromalacia flat feet knock knees obesity previous knee injury weak thigh muscles.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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