Grade 4 Chondromalacia Patella

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Chondromalacia Patella

One particularly annoying and disabling syndrome that plagues runners, walkers and stair climbers alike is chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral pain. It is usually described as a dull ache in the front of the knee, where the knee cap (also known as the patella) sits. It is often felt while walking up or down stairs, squatting or kneeling. Interestingly, it can tend to disappear while doing the running, walking or biking that brought it about in the first place.

 

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