Chondromalacia patella is another name for the constant knee pain that results from the wearing away of the cartilage and soft tissues that lie behind the knee cap. As the tissues continue to erode, the two bones (the femur and patella) continue to move together. The more damage there is to the cartilage, the more intense the pain will become. The discomfort may be slight at first but will continue to worsen over time. We at Rockefeller Health & Medical know a lot about chondromalacia patella. Whether you live east or west of Manhattan, get the chiropractic care with us to help manage your pain. We offer NYC residents living in the 10036 zip code, as well as Midtown, pain management. We are near the Rockefeller Center.
Pain can be felt above, below, or behind the kneecap and can range from mild to sharp. The severity of the pain will depend on how much damage has occurred to the cartilage and other tissues behind the knee cap. As the condition begins to worsen, you may begin to feel muscle weakness as you continue to put pressure on the joint. The more you walk on the leg, the more pain you will feel. You may also feel a grinding sensation as both bones begin to rub against one another.
Chondromalacia patella can be caused by too much exercise or putting too much weight on the knees while you are working. Patients who are extremely overweight may also experience severe knee pain as the tissues begin to erode. Runners and bicyclists, as well as other athletes who are constantly moving on their knees are also at a much higher risk of developing varying degrees of knee pain.
In most cases, frequent rest and wearing a brace may be sufficient at allowing the healing process to begin. Corrective exercises are just one of many chiropractic treatments options that can be used. Pain treatment means addressing the cause so that the healing can begin at the source. Physical therapy, deep tissue massage, and acupuncture are all also pain treatment options.
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Whether you live east or west of Manhattan, get the chiropractic care with us to help manage your pain. We offer NYC residents living in the 10036 zip code, as well as Midtown, pain management. When you have questions about chondromalacia patella, our chiropractor with us at Rockefeller Health & Medical can help give you the answers. Call us at (212) 388-5050 to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you find out what is causing your pain. Once we figure it out, we can help create a pain treatment plan that will work for you. We are near the Rockefeller Center.