Chondromalacia is a common knee problem and although is ambiguous in it’s definition, refers to the pathological lesions of the patellar articular cartilage. In English, this means that the smooth surface, the cartilage lining the patella, the knee cap, is basically deteriorating or severely irritated, which means rubbing and causing friction in the joint.
There are several reasons why Chondromalacia can occur:
- Trauma or overload of the joint
- Anatomical Variations (Basic differences in peoples)
- Patella alignment issues or problems in the way the patella glides
- Nutritional problems in the cartilage
- Hormonal factors
How To Treat Chondromalacia
I will have a more detailed post outlining some important exercises and treatments you can do by yourself.
For now, this is a decent video that explains it very basically and shows some exercises and strategies you can do to get your alignment of your patella spot on again.