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What is chondromalacia?

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Chondromalacia is a softening of the cartilage under the kneecap (patella). It's a common cause of deep knee pain and stiffness in younger women. While treatment with anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, and rest can help, you can get long-term relief by doing strengthening exercises for the muscles of the front of the thigh.

From: Knee Injuries and Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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