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Diagnosed with chondromalacia patella in both knees, severe pain behind right leg knee, sore and swollen. What to do ?

I am a 43 year old female, approximately 150 pounds. I have recently been diagnosed with chondromalacia patella in both knees. (Diagnosed about 4 weeks ago) Apparently, as they say, when it rains it pours. I been having a lot of pain directly behind my knee on back of my right leg. This has subsided somewhat. However, my calf on this leg is extremely sore and I have knot in the calf of this leg. Both my calf and my ankle are swollen.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Chondromalacia patella is a degenerative condition of the patella.
This causes weakness of the quadriceps femoris muscle in the thigh.
This creates undue pressure on the calf muscles and causes sore and pain.
Physiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment.
This aims at strengthening the thigh muscles like static Q exercises.
Consult your doctor and physiotherapist.
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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