Chondromalacia Patellae- All what you need to know
Chondromalacia Patellae is the softening and breakdown of the tissue i.e. cartilage which is present on the underside of the kneecap.
Chondromalacia Patellae affects 1 in 3 teenagers and young adults. 
Chondromalacia Patellae is:
- Treatable by medical professionals
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging required
- Can resolve within months
The ones who are at a high risk of being diagnosed with Chondromalacia Patellae are those who are obese, people who have had an injury, fracture or dislocation of the kneecap, runners, soccer players, bicyclists or those who exercise often, females, especially teenagers and healthy young adults.
Very common symptoms of Chondromalacia Patellae are:
- Ache behind the kneecap, below the kneecap, on the sides of the kneecap
- Difficulty in doing knee bends, going down the stairs, running down the hills, standing after sitting for long
The best way to treat Chondromalacia Patellae is to rest the knee. Placing an ice pack on the affected area for about 15-20 minutes daily for a few days can help to get relief. In addition to the above, changing ways of exercise, wearing the right kind of shoes and losing weight if needed can also prevent aggravation of this disorder.
On consulting a physician, they may recommend Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical pain medication including creams or patches and pain relievers to get rid of the pain.
For other severe kinds, consult a physician at the earliest. We at mfine can help you with various fields of health issues. You can get in touch with us onboard for a holistic treatment program.