Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chondromalacia

Blogging Marathon Day #8

OK, so I diagnosed with "Low grade chondromalacia"

Doesn't feel low grade. Ever since the marathon, even walking downhill hurts.

While it is good that they did not see anything serious in the X-Ray and MRI, I am still left scratching my head with what to do about it.

The explanation they gave me is that I am simply defective. My knee cap does not track properly so when I run it grinds up the cartilage underneath.

This is the same thing they said back in 2006. So they prescribed PT, orthotics, and stretching.
(See runner's knee post). None of that really worked for me back then.

The thing that doesn't make sense is this:

If I am defective and my knee does not track properly, then why did my knee pain decrease from 2007-2010 as  my mileage went up?

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