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What are some good cardio workouts for someone with chondromalacia patella (patellofemoral syndrome)?

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Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Careful

Avoid bending the knees more than 45 degrees and almost everything is ok.

In brief: Careful

Avoid bending the knees more than 45 degrees and almost everything is ok.
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Dr. Joseph Harhay
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Non impact exercises

Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core.
Non-impact cardio: swimming, cycling, possible elliptical if tolerated. Running likely will make it hurt more.

In brief: Non impact exercises

Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core.
Non-impact cardio: swimming, cycling, possible elliptical if tolerated. Running likely will make it hurt more.
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Most important is an exercise to strengthen the quadriceps
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