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Old 08-22-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
Tom Cardno
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patello femoral pain/ chondromalatia patellae

hey everyone i think i have both of these issues going on in my knees, there is a shearing in my patella when i get half way through my squat and my right knee also crack and pops but isnt painful, feels unstable and gets a bit swollen, feels more mobile than left knee?

can anyone diagnose this?

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Re: patello femoral pain/ chondromalatia patellae

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can anyone diagnose this?
Probably, but not on an internet forum. Go see your doctor.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:16 AM   #3
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Re: patello femoral pain/ chondromalatia patellae

Yes. An orthopedic surgeon can diagnose it. I had that diagnosis after training LSD running with bad form for over a year and several hundred miles behind me.

If you are getting shearing forces on your knees during your squat, then chances are your weight is too far forward on your toes. Focus on keeping the weight balanced between the balls of your feet and your heels.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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Re: patello femoral pain/ chondromalatia patellae

Hey Tom. I agree with what everyone else is saying. Trouble is I get patients frequently (Im a physical therapist) from docs that have a diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is usually a catch all term for generic anterior knee pain. A doc should be able to rule out more serious knee issues (If you're in a direct access state you can go straight to a physical therapist) then Id find a qualified professional. If you're interested here is how I like to treat crossfitters with anterior knee pain. - link is wfs. Contains a podcast discussing pfps as well as a link to some rehab guidelines.

Keep us updated and goodluck.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Re: patello femoral pain/ chondromalatia patellae

Knees should not be a very mobile joint. Go to a doctor that addresses your hips and knees as well.
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