Last Updated on Aug 09, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctors treat patellofemoral pain syndrome or runner’s knee?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome or runner’s knee is treated by an orthopedic specialist, who will refer you to a physiotherapist for muscle stretching and strengthening.

2. What is the long-term prognosis or outcome of runner’s knee?

In most patients, recovery of runner’s knee takes place without the need for surgery. However, some cases may worsen, resulting in osteoarthritis of the knee.

3. Is chondromalacia patellae and runner’s knee the same?

No, runner’s knee causes severe anterior knee pain and does not involve cartilage damage, whereas chondromalacia patellae results in cartilage softening making movements difficult. Both are common among athletes and runners.

Comments

vaishali9524 Friday, July 11, 2014

hi,
In very severe cases [(aggravated malalignment of patella ]) only we can go for Knee replacements.

Gayathri777 Tuesday, July 8, 2014

When the person moves into knee replacement from chondromalacia patella?

vaishali9524 Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What are the major complications of chondromalacia patella?

JoeJSmith Monday, July 7, 2014

Above information is really useful. As it is stated in the article that Chondromalacia patella is caused due to excessive stress on knee. According to my knowledge it can be best treated by chiropractors. For further details about it read here .

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