What is the best way to get pain away from chondromalacia?!


What is the best way to get pain away from chondromalacia?


Chondromalacia patella is the most common cause of chronic knee pain. Chondromalacia patella results from poor alignment of the kneecap (patella) as it slides over the lower end of the thigh bone (femur). Chondromalacia patella is also informally called "housemaid's knee" or "secretary's knee."

The best treatment for chondromalacia is low-impact exercise that strengthen muscles (particularly the inner part of the quadriceps ) and decreasing any jumping or impact. Swimming, stationary bicycle, and cross-country skiing are good ways to strengthen the joint without impact. It's helpful to avoid any activity that requires the knee to flex more than 90 degrees.

Finally, arthroscopic surgery may be used to smooth the surface of the articular cartilage and clean out cartilage fragments that cause the joint to catch during bending and straightening. This determination can only be made by a proper evaluation and diagnosis, so always see your doctor for knee pain that lasts more than two weeks.

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