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What is patellar chondro malatia?

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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine
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In brief: Knee pain

It's the most common knee pain that we see in the clinic.
Many athletes and walkers get it and get concerned that it might be something more serious. Also many of the first time marathon runners get it as well. The best treatment for it is physical therapy including some easy stretches and warm-up before and after exercise as well as anti-inflammatories (natural and chemical).

In brief: Knee pain

It's the most common knee pain that we see in the clinic.
Many athletes and walkers get it and get concerned that it might be something more serious. Also many of the first time marathon runners get it as well. The best treatment for it is physical therapy including some easy stretches and warm-up before and after exercise as well as anti-inflammatories (natural and chemical).
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Chondromalacia

Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap.
It is the medical term to describe arthritis of the patella.

In brief: Chondromalacia

Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap.
It is the medical term to describe arthritis of the patella.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. David Schechter
Chondromalacia is used interchangeably in the medical community with Patello-femoral syndrome. The treatment for this common, benign condition is quad muscle strengthening, shoe/orthotic adjustments, and sometimes a switch to more cycling from running. Only a small percentage of people diagnosed with this actually have true 'arthritic' changes and I wouldn't allow this term to worry you at all. In the vast majority of cases it is treated conservatively, effectively, and non surgically.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Kneecap pain

Patellar chondromalacia is a very common condition where the cartilage behind the knee cap gets roughened because of years of use and this cartilage gets inflamed.
The roughness causes "crepitus, " or clicking an cracking of the knee; and the inflammation is usually the cause of pain. The literal translation is as follows: chondro=cartilage, malacia=pain. See your family doctor or orthopedist.

In brief: Kneecap pain

Patellar chondromalacia is a very common condition where the cartilage behind the knee cap gets roughened because of years of use and this cartilage gets inflamed.
The roughness causes "crepitus, " or clicking an cracking of the knee; and the inflammation is usually the cause of pain. The literal translation is as follows: chondro=cartilage, malacia=pain. See your family doctor or orthopedist.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. David Schechter
Chondromalacia is used interchangeably in the medical community with Patello-femoral syndrome. The treatment for this common, benign condition is quad muscle strengthening, shoe/orthotic adjustments, and sometimes a switch to more cycling from running. Only a small percentage of people diagnosed with this actually have true 'arthritic' changes and I wouldn't allow this term to worry you at all. In the vast majority of cases it is treated conservatively, effectively, and non surgically.
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