I Have Chrondomalacia Patella

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    I'm Sick of Having Chrondomalacia Patella

    When I was ten years old after playing sports or being on my feet all day my right knee would ache or if it was cold.  I would try to stay off my legs, but I loved to play Netball.  The pain became worse by the time I was 11 and my mum took me to several doctors and was...
    Samijane Samijane
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2008


    no one understands that I'm always in pain I often feel like I'm 80 years old with my knee problems. I've been playing basketball and softball since I was 4 and I guess thats what caused it. It has also caused me to have other injuries with my knees. I'm 16 in a highschool...
    americancheese americancheese
    1 Response May 6, 2009

    Knee Pain

    I started getting bad knee pain when I was about 4yrs old. So far I haven't found anymore who had the same this young. My parents would have me at the hospital at midnight screaming and kicking my legs.  I used to kick my legs to try and reduce the pain - it took my...
    mayagrace mayagrace
    1 Response May 18, 2008

    I Hate It

    I first noticed my knee pain when I was around 12. My knees would repeatedly collapse from under me and there would be a sharp, stinging pain all around my knee cap. it was hard for me to verbalize the exact pain that is was, so i just let it be. A couple years went by and the...
    richierichxx richierichxx
    1 Response Jan 22, 2009

    I Also Have Chrondomalacia Patella!!!

    Hi, everyone, I am sorry to hear about you (lady living with crhondomalacia patella), I also have it. I have had knee pains since I was 16-17, nothing byg, never went to the doctor because I thought it was nothing huge, I kinda got used to it and thought it was normal, now I'm...
    BBita BBita
    1 Response Aug 1, 2008

    I first noticed this

    when I was sitting with my knees bent a lot and the pain was really bad. I spoke to my GP and she referred me to a physio. I didn't see her for long as she said I could do the exercises she showed me on my own. My pain isn't too bad now unless I bend my knees for a while and...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse
    31-35, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    Don't Know What to Do

     I have had knee problems since i was three years old. When I was younger my parents tell me that I would be up all night crying and screaming. Doctors tried different braces for me but nothing worked and no one could figure out what was wrong. That was until about four...
    rjs17 rjs17
    Oct 5, 2008

    The Hell of Living With It.

    After being diagnosed with Chrondomalacia Patella at the age of ten, my life has been turned upside down. It's something you don't get used too, because it gradually gets worse. I had an operation on my right knee last summer to see if they could help it or see what was wrong...
    Kadini Kadini
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2007

    Knee Pain...you Mean It's Not Part of Normal Life?

    Hello Everyone, I just found this site. What a great thing. Well.... I've have Chrondo since I was about 18 years old, but when I was 10 I was diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter disease (pardon the spelling) anyway, I've had one source of knee pain  or another since...
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2007

    I Just Found Out...

    I'm 18 years old and about a week ago, my knees started hurting in a way I've never experienced before. I waited a week to see if it would just disappear, but that plan did not work.  I went to the doctor's office today and was diagnosed with Chrondomalacia Patella.  So...
    jazzzstarrr999 jazzzstarrr999
    Oct 29, 2008
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