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iam told now I possible could have chondromalasia patella irritation

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iam told now I possible could have chondromalasia patella irritation to cartilagesurface iat back of knee cap causes can be trauma weakness to quads or biomechanics. If this is what I have what are remedics played 18 hole golf today felt good.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Steroid injection will still be helpful.

Mysticdoc :

Arthoscopic surgery is another good option.

JACUSTOMER-zheskuaf- :

Lets keep away fr surgery if you are a medical doctor only can you please refer my query to orthopedic consultant

Mysticdoc :

ok I will opt out--please be patient for an orthopedic surgeon.

Expert:  911DOC replied 4 years ago.
Chondromalacia patella is not particularly well understood.


If you were able to play 18 holes without difficulty today that is good news. The treatment for chondromalacia patella is, generally, physical therapy... Supervised strengthening exercises designed to protect your knee from further damge. In rare cases surgery might be necessary.

Rest, ice, and medicines like ibuprofen can ease symptoms.

If you are overweight, weight loss can help. Proper stretching prior to physical activity will also help.

If you have this diagnosis I assume you have received it from your physician. Since you are able to play golf this seems to me like it is not a terrible problem for you at the moment. I would ask your physician if you can receive some instruction from a physical therapist on how to do proper exercises to help with your condition.

Please let me know if you have questions about my answer.

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