Chondromalacia Patella Topic Guide
Chondromalacia Patella: Chondromalacia patella (patellofemoral syndrome) is degeneration of the cartilage underneath the kneecap. Symptoms of chondromalacia patella include knee pain and a feeling of tightness or fullness. Treatment involves avoiding activities that irritate the cartilage under the kneecap, ice packs, antiinflammatory medications, physical therapy, and stretching.
Joint Pain Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain also occurs with joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection. Joint pain symptoms can be associated with local warmth, swelling, and tenderness. Treatment depends on the cause and can include rest, cold applications, medications, physical therapy, or surgery.