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Cerebral Palsy board


Since my last posting, I recently was diagnosed with chondromalasia. The two doctors that I have seen both gave me the impression that there was nothing they could do and are now sending me down to an orthopedic surgeon. I am tired of living with the pain in my knee from it rapidly deteriorating and hearing that there is nothing that can be done to help. Is there anyone that can recommend what to do with the pain besides popping Tylenol? :confused:
"Chondromalacia (also called chondromalacia patella) is not caused by surgery or anything related to a surgical procedure. Instead, it is caused by an imbalance of the muscles around the knee or a prolonged twisting of the lower leg. This imbalance or twisting causes a wearing out of the cartilage underneath the kneecap (patella), which results in discomfort.

Chondromalacia patella can oftentimes be treated by decreasing or eliminating the exercise that is causing the problem (such as running down hills), as well as quadriceps strengthening exercises."

Qudracepts are a very common weak point in people who have CP, and the "imbalance of muscles" and its effects are why people think that CP is progressive... MN9, drop the Tylenol use and go to an aspirin or Nsaid base pain reliever. I use Diclofenac for my joint and muscle pain
Thank you for your advise. I am taking Sunlindac for the inflammation. Since I am on this, the only other OTC drug to take with this for pain is Tylenol. The only exercise I was doing is PT which has stopped. I have also stopped using ladders and anything else at work, but nothing helps. My knee still gets very painful and inflamed.