Can you rehab a chondromalacia patella with a patellar cyst?

Chondromalacia. Yes, chondromalacia with cyst means there is some cartilage damage present. Therapy can be helpful in strengthening the quads and helping the kneecap track in its groove better. Therapy doesn't make the cyst or chondromalacia go away but can be helpful for the pain.
Yes - quad strength. The patella will track better and grind less if the quad muscles are rehabed well. The quad muscles form the patellar tendon, which stabilizes the patella. By strengthening these muscles, it can help the patella. Focus on exercises such as leg extensions, but go slow with low weight, focusing on the contraction and tracking.
Yes. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. The patellar cyst may be a sign of a focal area of greater cartilage wear. I would still rec rehab. The cyst won't go away, but it should help the pain.

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What are the treatments for chondromalacia patella?

Many treatments. Chondromalacia ("cartilage pain") is a very common cause of knee pain. Treatments (from conservative to aggressive) include: rest, ice, elastic knee brace, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, injections, and surgery. Read more...
Nonoperative usually. Most chondromalacia of the patella (injured cartilage) is effectively managed with nonoperative measures consisting of activity modification, rest, physical therapy and quadriceps strengthening, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, intrarticular steroid injections and viscosupplementation. At least 6 months of nonoperative treatment is attempted before offering arthroscopic surgery. Read more...
Patella femoral . Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. Read more...
Therapy. 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 more...

What are some treatments for Chondromalacia Patella?

Several. Commonly, stretching quads, building quads, avoiding deep knee bending exercises and stairs. Some patella braces and taping can help in some situations, injections with hyaluronic acid liquids, sometimes arthroscopy, sometimes cartilage paste grafts, sometimes patella realignment surgeries. You need a good exam and knee doctor to tell you what you need. Read more...

What kind of treatments are available for chondromalacia patella?

Several. Resting the knee for a short period of time and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, changing the way you exercise, performing exercises to both strengthen and stretch the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, losing weight, special shoe inserts and support deviceaping to realign the kneecap, wearing correct running or sports shoes, surgery for pain behind the knee. Read more...
Patella femoral . Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. Read more...
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 more...