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Why does one of my knee caps ache constantly?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Chondromalacia

Aching of the knee caps or patella is usually a sign of a condition known as patellar chondromalacia.
This refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the kneecap. Exercising to strengthen the thigh muscles is the best treatment. Oral nsaid's such as Ibuprofen may help. Orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in treatment.

In brief: Chondromalacia

Aching of the knee caps or patella is usually a sign of a condition known as patellar chondromalacia.
This refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the kneecap. Exercising to strengthen the thigh muscles is the best treatment. Oral nsaid's such as Ibuprofen may help. Orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in treatment.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Naresh Rao
Sports Medicine

In brief: Patellofemoral

Most common cause of knee cap pain is patellofemoral pain syndrome, which is where the knee caps are malaligned.
This may be due to weak the inside quadriceps muscle or inflexibilty in the hips or weak lateral hip muscle to name a few possible reasons. Seek a good physical therapist.

In brief: Patellofemoral

Most common cause of knee cap pain is patellofemoral pain syndrome, which is where the knee caps are malaligned.
This may be due to weak the inside quadriceps muscle or inflexibilty in the hips or weak lateral hip muscle to name a few possible reasons. Seek a good physical therapist.
Dr. Naresh Rao
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