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Chondromalacia & Chondromalacial-Osteoarthritis 13 years 1 month ago #1990

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It's nasty sometimes how problems stack up and feed on each other.

I have
bi-lateral Chondromalacial-Osteoarthritis, braught on by
bi-lateral Patella-Alta, braught on by
Hypermobility, braught on by
lax ligaments, cause of which is still unknown but very likely due to a connective tissue disorder, caused by a DNA \"Spelling Mistake\"

This is a very painfull condition of the knees in which putting load on the knee joint results in severe pain and also manifests as arthritic pain when the joint is in a resting state, due to chronic inflamation.

Heavy lifting, extended walks and even something as simple as climbing stairs is highly discouraged and can cause pain, discomfort and inflamation.

The defenition of Chondromalacia as per: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chondromalacia

Chondromalacia Patellae (also known as CMP, Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome, or Runner's Knee) is a degenerative condition of the cartilage surface of the back of the knee cap, or patella. It produces discomfort or dull pain around or behind the patella. It is common in young adults, especially soccer players, cyclists, rowers, tennis players, ballet dancers and runners. Snowboarders are particularly prone to this injury, especially those specializing in jumps where the knees are under great stress. The condition may result from acute injury to the patella or from chronic friction between the patella and the groove in the femur through which it passes during motion of the knee. CMP specifically refers to a knee that has been structurally damaged, while the more generic term Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome refers to the earlier stages of the condition, where symptoms might still be fully reversible.<br><br>Post edited by: Scott_1984, at: 2007/12/14 08:51

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