Chondromalacia Patella Treatment
The patella, or kneecap, protects the knee joint and is held in place by ligaments and tendons. Cartilage under the patella protects it from friction during movement when bending and straightening the knee. When cartilage under the patella deteriorates, the patella can be damaged and cause inflammation and pain. This condition is called chondromalacia patella, a common form of knee pain. Our team at Caliber Pain™ offers chondromalacia patella treatment at our medical facility in New York City.
Chondromalacia patella is also called runner’s knee, as it is common among runners and athletes. The repeated motion of bending and extending the knee while running can cause wear and tear on the patella and cartilage. Chondromalacia patella also occurs with degenerative diseases, like osteoarthritis, where the cartilage is deteriorating. Both young athletes and aging adults can experience knee pain caused by chondromalacia patella. Treatment can help reduce pain and improve healing for those suffering from kneecap injuries.
Interventional and Regenerative Kneecap Treatments
Chondromalacia patella can cause pain in the front of the knee, combined with swelling and a grinding sensation when bending or extending the knee. The discomfort may be worse after sitting for long periods or during extended pressure on the knee joint. Our team at Caliber Pain™ can diagnose runner’s knee and create a treatment plan to offer pain relief and healing. Interventional treatments, including corticosteroid injections and physical therapy, may be recommended, as well as regenerative medicine to hasten healing.
If you are suffering from knee pain that is not responding to conservative treatments like ice, NSAIDs or rest, come see us at Caliber Pain™. You may have chondromalacia patella or another type of knee injury that requires treatment. Contact our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to schedule an appointment for a diagnosis and same day interventional treatment.