What causes persistent knee pain?

Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: What would good exercises and stretches be do deal with chondromalacia patella? I have had knee pain for about 7 years, through my own research and through this site I have been told I might have it.
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Quadriceps strengthening, Hamstring stretching

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

It is best to perform Quadriceps strengthening exercises, VMO strengthening, hamstring stretching exercises, and knee ROM exercises.

Avoid squatting, cross leg sitting, climbing stairs and kneeling as much as possible.

Non-loading exercises like swimming, aerobics and static cycling are preferrable to treadmill.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.


Dr. Aashish Raghu
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