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Chondromalacia patella

My MRI report says Mild thinning of femoral and medial patellar articular cartilage suggests early cartilage degeneration. I'm taking tendocare 400mg, dycerin 50 mg, flexipep g 700 mg from 50 days. My doctor says recovery period is 6 to 8 months is it true. My job is at stake vu
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Dr. Deepak Relhan Delhi | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist for Stroke
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Follow the instructions of your doctor and have regular Physiotherapy sessions.
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Dr. Priyanka Bhati Faridabad | Physiotherapist
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Follow your doctor's advice and physiotherapy sessions are must for you to get rid of this problem as soon as possible.
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Dr. Venu Madhav Bangalore | Orthopedic Surgeon
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Continue your treatment along with physiotherapy you Ll be fine
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dr.Faris Delhi | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Just add the exercises to your regime
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Dr. Umesh Solanki (PT) Delhi | Clinical Physiotherapist
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Along with the medication you require strengthening exercises for quadriceps, VMO, tibialis anterior and peroneus and with that taping may help in supporting your patella. Swimming, cycling to maintain mobility of knee.
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Dr. Tanuj Garg Noida | Physiotherapist
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Along with the medication...kindly do static quadriceps exercise ,vmo strengthening exercise , hamstring curls , cycling , swimming... kindly do all the excercises in the guidance of a physiotherapist...and also take physiotherapy sessions along with taping technique... Get well soon.. take care
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area
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Dr. Prof.A.Shanmuga Sundaram Chennai | Orthopedic Surgeon
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along with your medication do quadriceps strengthening exercise and static cycling , walking 30 min in sunlight and swimming will improve the condition in 6 - 12 weeks
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More important than medications is physiotherapy
So if not started yet physiotherapy in the form of taping and vmo strengthening exercises is a must

Bed rest is not required

Avoid squatting sitting cross legged and avoid running fast

Sometimes bracing also helps but to decide whether brace will help or not I need to see you

All the best for your recovery according to reports  it is a minor issue do not worry you will get better

Please do remember opinion is given on basis of report and may change after seeing and examining the patient

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