Thx for Using Health Care Magic
The cause of pain and dysfunction often results from either abnormal forces or prolonged repetitive compressive or shearing forces (running or jumping) on the joint.
Which will result in thinning and softening (chondromalacia) of the articular cartilage
under the patella
and/or on the medial or lateral femoral condyles, synovial irritation and inflammation and subchondral bony changes in the distal femur
or patella known as "bone bruises".
Treatment of the PF syndrome is summarized in:
1. Exercises: Quadriceps strengthening is commonly suggested because the quadricep muscles help to stabilize the patella. Stretching of the hip, hamstring
and calf. Furthermore, the use of a foam roller may help to add flexibility and relieve pain from sore or stiff muscles in the leg.
2. Rest: Knee activity should be reduced until the pain is resolved. I would like to recommend nonimpact activity such as swimming or aerobics
on an elliptical machine.
3. Ice and medication to reduce inflammation: Ice can be applied to the joint after an activity. The ice should be kept in place for 10 to 15 minutes. Additionally anti-inflammatory drugs such NSAIDs can also be taken immediately after an activity.
4. Physical therapy
5. Arch support
Thx in advance
Dr Peter S