The soft cartilage under the kneecap is there to protect the joint and absorb impact. However, the cartilage can become damaged or inflamed due to overuse, poor muscle function, or injury. The damage is a condition known as chondromalacia patellae. It manifests as a dull pain at the front of the knee, which may be noticeable when walking up and down stairs, kneeling, squatting, or sitting for a period of time.
Treatment Protocol: Treat with the COM program, which may take 60 days to become effective due to the location and severity of the disease. Contact AcuKnee if treatment hasn’t been effective in the first 30 days.