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Chondromalacia Patella

Oziemby OziemMar 25th 2009
Chondromalacia Patella aka Patellofemoral Syndrome (or Runners Knee, which is hilarious because I haven't run for 18months ;))

Got a general overview of the results of my MRI today. Apparantly, I have minor inflammation of the cartilage under my knee cap. Thanks NHS, maybe today is the first proper day of my recovery.

"If you have runner's knee, you'll usually feel pain in the front of the knee. Symptoms are most prominent when you kneel down, go down stairs, do squats, or do activities that put force against your knee. Stiffness may occur simply from prolonged sitting (sometimes called "moviegoer's knee"). Pain usually increases gradually over a period of time, often a year or longer, until it becomes severe enough that you need to seek medical attention."

So far I have found icing as a treatment, strengthening quads, orthotic insoles.
Tags: knee pain
boomclarenby member: boomclaren, Mar 26th 2009 21:11
tough luck about the knee, but i always thinks it's good to find out what is actually going on. hope the resting makes it settle down a bit.
good luck
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