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How Physical Therapy Can Help Chondromalacia of the Patella

Chondromalacia is translated to mean soft cartilage. Chondromalacia of the patella is abnormal softening of the cartilage under the knee cap combined with poor alignment as it slides over the lower portion of the femur bone as the knee bends. Discomfort, pain, or a grinding sensation are usually associated with this condition along with limited function. Activities such as ascending or descending stairs or higher level activity such as running and jumping can cause mild pain and discomfort in the anterior knee region. Anatomically the patella is attached to the quadriceps. With quadriceps muscle weakness there could be poor tracking of the patella over the femur causing chronic problems and

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