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Knee Pain

PAIN BEHIND THE KNEE – CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA

Another common type of knee pain is caused by inflammation of the cartilage behind the kneecap. This condition is called chondromalacia patella. Inflammation behind the cartilage results in a deep, dull, ache behind the kneecap. This pain is worse when using the stairs, and after long periods of sitting with the knees bent, such as sitting at your desk all day or sitting in a movie theater. Chondromalacia patella is most common in people aged 20-45 years old. To eliminate the pain of chondromalacia patella, the inflammation behind the kneecap must be removed. Icing the knee, topical muscle creams, and anti-inflammatories can reduce the pain, but only for a short time period. Therapeutic ultrasound is one of the fastest ways to eliminate the inflammation behind the kneecap. Your Doctor of Chiropractic can accurately diagnose and treat chondromalacia patella using therapeutic ultrasound and gentle CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS to the knee.

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