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Chondromalacia Patellae Patient Stories
Compiled by Knee1 Editorial Team

Formerly known as "Patient Stories", this blog features first-hand accounts of users who have dealt with the condition, Chondromalacia Patellae.

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- Oct 20
I am now into my 4th op and it gets no better, my last was Nov 05 and not even a year on and the pain is back and worse, I had both knees done and last year had realignment ...
condromalicia patella-treatment with glucosamine - Jul 09
Hi . was diagoned as having chonromalicia patella after two years of pain.I hve been on glucosamine for the lst 4 months.I wonder if that helps. I belive physical therapy ...
just been diagnosed after 5 years suffering! - Mar 20
Hi I'm 16 years old and have been suffering from knee troubles since i was 11 I kept going to the doctors and all they said was come back if it hurts again. I did that ...
Chondromalcia - Really that bad? - Feb 06
Hi I'm not has young as most of you with Chondromalica, I'm 33years old female and just been told by the Doctor that I have it. He did not make a big deal over it and acted ...
chondromalacia patellae??? - Mar 10
Im 24 and for the last 18 months I've had a bad pain behind my knee cap if I jog for over 15-20 mins. I have been to a doctor about this injury but he didnt know what it ...
Posted: Apr 7, 2004 14:08
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    hi i am 46 years old and have suffered with this condition for a long time over the past 3 years it has got very bad and i suffer a great deal of chronic pain. i have seen many doctors and the out come is that there is not much they can do. the knees are wearing out. the exersises that were recomended dont do much to help . the pain killers dont help much either. but i have found somthing that does a t.e.n.s. machine transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation . you attatch two sticky pads to each side of the knees then connect to a small battery operated machine it sends small electric impulses to the nerves around the knees. there is a book by alan king grad. dip. phys.mcsp srp called kings guide to tens which tells all about the machine and how it works. it has worked for me ,i use it everday and from not being able to go out of the house or being able to sleep and very depressed i have got back to work on light duties and am living my life much better and more normal. i know this condition doesent go away and the pain has not gone completly and does come back with avengence if i dont use the tens it has given me my life back all be it not the same as it use to be but 1oo times better than a few months ago. i have to be carful what i do and not over do things and i have to use the tens every day sometimes a few times a day sometimes just for an hour and sometimes i need pain killing drugs but i dont have as many as a use to and i feel better about this as the tens is not invasive to your body like the drugs are . in england these machines cost about £35 pounds. well worth the price i have 2 incase one breaks i am that dependant on it its the only thing that has given me any relief from this cripaling condition its worth trying a tens hope this letter is some help to someone good luck.
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