Chondromalacia patellae (abbreviated to CMP) usually referred to 'soft cartilage under the knee cap', and it tends to affect young and healthy athletes/active individuals.
The main cause of chondromalacia patellae is simple the irritation beneath kneecap surface.
Usually, the cartilage under the kneecap glides smoothly and without kinks, but in some individuals, the knee cap may rub/friction against side of the knee joint, leading to irritation and inflammation in the cartilage surface.
Gradually, pain will develop.
The thing is, pain in and under the knee caps is pretty common in young adults, especially with individuals who play soccer, who enjoys cycling/rowing/volleyball/marathon/runners/ballet dancers/dancers/etc.
Chondromalacia patellae pain is usually experienced after a period of resting/immobility e.g. after sitting in for a meal/drink/movie, then trying to stand.
often get chondromalacia patellae injury and pain in their non-dominant
leg because of the way skateboarding is: constant
kicking and twisting motion that the non-dominant legs has to go through
during skateboarding (same for Muay Thai/kicking/soccer etc)
But of course, this condition can also be caused by direct or indirect traumatic force, like
Some other possible causes and aggravators of chondromalacia patellae pain may be
Physiotherapy interventions during the acute phase:
After the acute stage and as the swelling and pain subsides, our senior physiotherapists will start active physiotherapy intervention doing