Chondromalacia Patellae

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What is Chondromalacia Patellae?

Chondromalacia Patellae a is the softening of the cartilage of the under the kneecap. It is the most common cause of chronic knee pain and it results from degeneration of cartilage due to poor alignment of the kneecap as it slides over the lower end of the thigh bone.


Symptoms of Chondromalacia Patellae

  • Discomfort of the inner knee area
  • Sensation of “tightness” and “fullness” in the knee
  • Loss of thigh muscle strength
  • Mild swelling of the knee

 


Causes of Chondromalacia Patellae

  • Kneecap is in an adnormal position
  • Flat feet
  • Too much stress to the knee
  • Tightness and weakness of the muscle on the front and back of the thigh

 


Treatment for Chondromalacia Patellae

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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