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Offline winger7

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Kneecap Pain
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:25:54 AM »
Hey everyone, I'm currently 5 months post-op of an ACL reconstruction.

The rehabilitation was going great until recently; I noticed I have a pain in my kneecap whenever I have to forcefully flex my leg.

So for example, going up stairs, doing squats or running would cause pain but I can bend it (as in a quadriceps stretch) without pain.

It's hard to pinpoint the exact location of the pain in the kneecap.

Does anyone have any idea what this can be? Thanks for your help!

Offline dm

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Re: Kneecap Pain
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 04:22:38 AM »
you could have some maltracking going on, could be some chondromalacia aka softened articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap.

talk to your pt and your os about it. watch your form on your rehab exercises. your pt may suggest taping to see if that helps the issue. you may have just done a bit too much recently.

my suggestion is consult your pt about it and see what they say.
multiple arthroscopies 2/00,3/01,6/01,1/03, 12/07,10/10. chondromalacia, severe medial joint space narrowing following 3 partial menisectomies, chronic pain problems, kneecap problems, OCD lesion, failed mfx.