Chondromalacia is a condition where
the cartilage of the under surface of the knee cap undergoes wear and tear.
Chondromalacia in other terms is called as Runners Knee as it is very common in
athletes who involve specially in running. However it may equally affect other
Chondromalacia can also occur in
individuals with osteoarthritis of knee, young individuals who are obese, or in
individuals with trauma to knee cap.
Causes of Chondromalacia
Age related wear and tear
Lack of exercises
Who is at Risk for Chondromalacia?
People with flat foot
Individual with osteoarthritis
Symptoms of Chondromalacia
Pain over knee
Joint line tenderness
Swelling over knee
Severe pain while getting up after prolonged sitting