Chondromalacia or Runner’s Knee

What is Chondromalacia?

Chondromalacia translated literally means soft cartilage.  The term “chondromalacia- patellae” (CMP) means soft cartilage under the knee cap.

Although some doctors still use the term to refer to runner’s knee, it is gradually being replaced by the term “Patello-femoral pain syndrome”, because it more accurately describes the affected area.  The patella-femoral region encompasses the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles of the knee.
Chondromalacia or Runner’s Knee

What are the Symptoms of Chondromalacia?

The primary symptom is non-specific pain … Read the Full Article