Chondromalacia pattela is a general term indicating damage to the cartilage under the kneecap. This can occur because of injury, exercise, or other factors that may cause.

Simple maintenance – such as resting or cold compress – can help, but sometimes physical therapy or even surgery is needed to relieve pain.

Chondromalacia patella (Patella-femoral syndrome)

Symptoms Of  Chondromalacia patella

Signs and symptoms of chondromalacia include:

  • Pain in the front of your knee.
  • Increased pain when you walk up or down stairs (most common symptom)
  • Pain in the knee when kneeling or squatting
  • Pain in the knee after sitting for a long time
  • Sensation or sharp pain when you unfold knee collision
  • Stiffness in the knee

Causes & Risk Factors Of Chondromalacia patella


In adolescents and people in early adulthood, chondromalacia often caused by weak knee muscles, overuse or injury. In older adults can be associated with arthritis in the knee joint that causes the cartilage to lose its shock damping power. Thigh and hip muscles are weak also be related.

Risk factors

Runners and other athletes foot manggunakan capabilities have increased risk of chondromalacia. And women more often than men experience.

Other risk factors for chondromalacia, among others:

  • Weak pelvic muscles
  • Trauma at kneecap, such as dislocations or broken
  • Wear shoes that do not fit

Prevention Of Chondromalacia patella

Some steps that can help chondromalicia include:

  • Maintain the health and strength of your thigh muscles
  • Consider to take training to be flexible and strong leg muscles
  • By lowering the excess weight then you reduce the pressure on your knees
  • Before running or exercising any heed by warming
  • Perform gentle stretching to promote flexibility of muscles
  • When do things gradually increase intensity
  • Use shoe size that fit one

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