Overview

Chondromalacia, also known as runner's knee, is a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) deteriorates and softens. This condition is common among young, athletic individuals, but may also occur in old[read article]

Tests for Chondromalacia

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A joint X-ray takes images of your joints. It is used to detect joint problems.X-rays use small amounts of radiation to take pictures of bones, organs, and other st...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making a surgical incision. An MRI can be performed ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Knee arthroscopy is a technique used to diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert...  More
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A CT (computed tomography) scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. A CT scan of your knee helps doctors diagnos...  More
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Medical Procedures for Chondromalacia

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Realignment
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Surgical Procedures for Chondromalacia

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Arthroscopic Knee Cartilage Repair
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Realignment of Bone
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Prescribed Medications for Chondromalacia

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Chondromalacia

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Chondromalacia What's this?

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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
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Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood p...  More
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