Chondromalacia Patellae and Physiotherapy Singapore
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Chondromalacia patellae (often abbreviated to CMP) was previously
called or meant as 'soft cartilage under the knee cap', and it affects
young and healthy athletes. The main cause of CMP is simple the
irritation underneath the surface of the kneecap. Most of the time, the
cartilage under the kneecap glides smoothly, but in some individuals,
the knee cap will rub against side of the knee joint, causing irritation
and inflammation in the cartilage surface, and causes pain to develop.
under the knee caps in common in young adults, especially those who
play soccer, cycles, rowers, volleyball players, runners, skateboarders
and ballet dancers - the pain from this condition is usually felt after a
period of immobility e.g. after sitting in for a movie. Skateboarders
often get this injury in their non-dominant leg because of the constant
kicking and twisting motion that it undergoes during skateboarding.
the condition may also be caused by a traumatic force, like an acute
injury e.g. a fall or a blow, or by chronic pressure at the patella and
the femoral groove where it passes during motion of the knee
flexion-extension. Some other possible causes and aggravators to CMP is iliotibial band (ITB) tightness, an unstable
core, malalignment of the knee forces as well as neuromas.
intervention begins with getting the patient to rest the knee, applying
cold therapy and compression as well as elevation to decrease
inflammation, swelling and pain; as well as pain and anti-inflammatory
medication from the physician.
After the acute
stage, we will start active physiotherapy intervention doing scar tissue
management, strength training as well as stretches to the muscle.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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