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anyone have same problems?


Hello… I just wanted to know if anyone had similiar problems as I do. Supposedly it is not suppose to be so major. I locked in and twisted my knee playing basketball. 2 1/2 mths later, it ONLY slightly got better which worries me since it took this long just to get a bit better. A week or two ago, i got an MRI and saw my Orthopedic Surgeon..The MRI said I had mild chondromalacia in the patellofemoral joint and small joint effusion. No ligament or mensicus tears. Now, my OS said to just do some PT, ice, rest, and medication. I am not able to do any therapy yet, cuase I still feel a bad pain when I try to do some therapy and I was told it was from the swelling. So since I last saw my OS, I have been resting and icing a lot and taking medication. At times, I feel like my knee is 80% better, but then there are the random days where I feel the really bad pain I felt the first few weeks I was injuried, which makes me feel as if my injury is never gonna get better. I am not sure if this is how it is suppose to be during the resting and healing process, but I am getting worried. My OS said in a month it should get a lot better, but i just would like to know if I am going in the right path or not. I would like to early than late and make my knee worst. I just would like to know if anyone has been through this and if this is okay…


  1. : I just would like to know if anyone has been through this and if this is okay… What type of PT have you been doing? chondromalacia patella is a condition of either or both week vastus medialus – VMO. (the inside part of the quad) and/or tight IT band. You need to strengthen the VMO and stretch the IT band. Some exercises to get you started. Lie on your back and put a towel roll between your knees…squeeze and hold for 5 seconds, relax and repeat. Does this make your knee hurt? If it does it may be something other than Chondromalacia patella. Good luck Mya