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Knee stiffness, mild pain
I am diagnosed with chondromalacia patella recently. As MRI shows degeneration/damage of cartilage in right knee. Having very mild pain and stiffness in the knee since past few months. I avoided considering it to be due to some minor injury. Now doctor has prescribed some medication, which is deteriorating my appetite also. Please suggest what should i do and what may be the cause of such situation. Test reports shows- HLA B27- negative, RA factor - negative, Vit D3- 20ng, Vit B12- 590, Please suggest something. Thanks.
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Quadriceps strengthening exercises- Quad Clenches: Lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, Hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short Arcs: Lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight Leg Raise: Lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise. Hamstring stretching Towel Hamstring Stretch Lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it.. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated Hamstring Stretch While sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds Repeat 3 times for each leg.
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Hi... Degeneration of cartilage under the surface of patella .... It is most common in this age group Rule out patellar maltracking Go to a good physiotherapist..
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Hello,  It is degeneration of cartilage behind the knee cap.  Most commonly it occurse due to inappropriate patellar movement which can be due to muscle weakness. Proper recruitment of muscles balance  in strength of each muscle group of knee can help in solving your problem.  Wrong mechanics should  be treated. Do not use knee caps. See a good physiotherapist. If you are nearby sion area you can see me.
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