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Offline Hanmather

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Chondromalacia - due to knee not in the right place
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
Hi,

I have suffered with knee problems for 9 years this year. I first had a benign osteochondroma on my left knee I had that removed younger than I should have as it was pulling nerves and causing more pain than usual. The gp says chondromalacia is nothing to do with that.

I have just had an MRI scan which shows I have Chondromalacia - my GP said it is because my knee isnít positioned well. She has offered both surgery and physio.
I am looking around to see how useful physio is for it as I went a year on physio wih a tumour on my knee which caused a fracture to my leg so I am questioning it and if my knee is not in the right place how can physio help that?

Any advice please! I am following PRICE techniques to ease pain.. I struggle with hill walking, driving (using the clutch) and even in bed my leg has to be on a weird angle to get comfy

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Re: Chondromalacia - due to knee not in the right place
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 11:11:07 AM »
Physio can be useful to get the muscles working in the right way to keep the kneecap tracking properly (itís potentially not sitting properly in its groove causing rubbing and the chondromalacia, has the radiologist graded the extent of the damage in the report, 0-4 usually)

Give Physio a try for a good few months. It might also be worth consulting with a knee surgeon specialised in patella issues

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Re: Chondromalacia - due to knee not in the right place
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 02:19:41 PM »
I am being referred to a specialist within 2 weeks.

I donít remember my GP mentioning a grade but it was a lot of terminology and it went over my head as soon as she said that my knee isnít really in the right place!
Think I need to see my GP or at least talk to get a better understanding.
I desperately donít want to opt for surgery but I donít want to waste time if physio wouldnít work but it will be worth the try! And I will know more once I speak to the specialist.

Thank you!















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