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Suggest treatment for persistent knee pain

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: Hi Doctor

I m having knee pain for last 5 years, consulted doctors before, i was told that was nothing to worry about.

I have consulted knee specialist recently, and also MRI done. The results shows mild issue. And i m on medication now. My worry is, is this curable? Can i go back to my normal life (jogging) and other sports?

I am attaching my reports, please do help understand my problem.

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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Do regular knee exercises, you will be able to go back to normal life.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

I have gone through the report attached. Your description suggests that you are suffering from chondromalacia patellae(softening of the cartilage of the knee cap). It usually affects younger age groups (as in your case).

Do not worry, the following measures will help in resolving your problem of chondromalacia patella.

* Keep your body weight at an optimum level
* Avoid extreme position of knee flexion as in sitting cross legged on the floor
* Active quadriceps exercises , which usually resolves more than 40% of anterior knee pain problems
* Analgesic and antiinflammatory medications
* Glucosamine sulfate supplementation for 2 months
* Avoid climbing staircases

Generally physiotherapy for your quadriceps muscle with straight leg raising and knee mobilisation will improve your muscle strength and will decrease the progression of condition.

Do regular knee exercises, you will be able to go back to normal life and other sports.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Do regular knee exercises, you will be able to go back to normal life. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I have gone through the report attached. Your description suggests that you are suffering from chondromalacia patellae(softening of the cartilage of the knee cap). It usually affects younger age groups (as in your case). Do not worry, the following measures will help in resolving your problem of chondromalacia patella. * Keep your body weight at an optimum level * Avoid extreme position of knee flexion as in sitting cross legged on the floor * Active quadriceps exercises , which usually resolves more than 40% of anterior knee pain problems * Analgesic and antiinflammatory medications * Glucosamine sulfate supplementation for 2 months * Avoid climbing staircases Generally physiotherapy for your quadriceps muscle with straight leg raising and knee mobilisation will improve your muscle strength and will decrease the progression of condition. Do regular knee exercises, you will be able to go back to normal life and other sports. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care