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Knee Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia patellar is the most common calls of chronic knee pain.  This condition occurs due to softening of the Cartilage beneath the knee cap.  Chondromalacia patellar results from the generation of Cartilage due to poor alignment of the patella (kneecap) as it slides over the lower end of the thighbone (femur).  This is sometimes referred to as patellofemoral syndrome.

Signs and symptoms:

  • Lateral tracking of the patella
  • rapid growth causing uneven pressures of knee Cartilage
  • discomfort of inner front of knee
  • aggravated by activities, running, jumping, climbing or descending stairs
  • prolonged sitting makes it worse
  • quadriceps weakness
  • mild swelling at the knee joint