Injury to the knee
In older people it may develop as part of the ageing process where there is wear and tear of cartilage in many joints.
Treatment for chondromalacia patella includes strengthening the supporting muscles around the knee and hip joints without increasing pressure on the kneecap.
Also, specific exercises may help to correct problems with alignment and muscle balance around the knee.
Open chain exercises that allow the leg to move freely are often used in the beginning of rehabilitation rather than closed chain exercises,
Avoid strenuous use of the knee - until the pain eases. Symptoms usually improve in time if the knee is not overused.
Side lying leg raise.
Taping of the kneecap (patella) –