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Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Chondromalacia
Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia.
1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc.

In brief: Chondromalacia
Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia.
1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
While I agree, there is also the possibility of a patella tendonitis which might be treated a little differently. Also the activities to avoid might be different too.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably
Patellar femoral djd.
, possible tendonitis. See an ortho doc.

In brief: Probably
Patellar femoral djd.
, possible tendonitis. See an ortho doc.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Dr. Rhett Griggs
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