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  • Chondromalacia patella

    Chondromalacia patellae which is also known as CMP is inflammation of the underside of the patella and softening of the cartilage. Chondromalacia patellae is a term sometimes treated synonymously with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

    According to the statistics there are many risk factors for developing chondromalacia i.e Age, sex, flat feet, previous injury, activity level, arthiritis

  • Chondromalacia patella

    The treatment includes Physical therapy focusing on strengthening the quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, and abductors can help improve the muscle strength and balance. Muscle balance will help prevent knee misalignment. It is typically recommended to carry out non-weight-bearing exercises, such as swimming or riding a stationary bike. Additionally, isometric exercises that involve tightening and releasing your muscles can help to maintain muscle mass.

    Patients with chondromalacia patellae usually present with anterior knee pain on walking up or down stairs. Additionally there may be knee pain when kneeling or squatting or after sitting for long periods of time. Knee stiffness, crepitus and effusions may also be present. In some cases, a history of patellar dislocation may be present.


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