Chondromalacia Patella Syndrome
Chondromalacia Patella Syndrome (Runner's Knee) is a condition of degeneration of the cartilage on the under surface of the patella. This is a result of abnormal patella tracking which puts excessive pressure on the patella undersurface. This can lead to irritation, inflammation, degeneration and pain. Common symptoms of chondromalacia include pain near the patella mostly on the medial (inner) side and below. Pain is usually greatest when sitting with knees bent for long periods of time, running downhill, or walking downstairs.