Knee

Knee

Chondromalacia patellaeis a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap deteriorates and softens. This condition is common among young, athletic individuals, but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee. Chondromalacia is often seen as an overuse injury in sports, and sometimes taking a few days off from training can produce good results. In other cases, improper knee alignment is the cause and simply resting doesn’t provide relief.

Common symptoms of knee chondromalacia include, pain the knee, grinding or cracking when bending the knee. Pain may worsen after an extended time.

Common treatment options of knee chondromalacia include, physical therapy, rest and isometric exercises.