Chondromalacia Patella

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John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO.

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DR James Stoxen DC

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 1, 2012
In running as you know there is simplistically the "take off" and the "landing"

When you run with braces (shoes) your body has an artificial support and an artificial landing gear that most think will keep the foot centered. You know that is the job of the muscles to do that.

Most runners strengthen the take off muscles thinking the artificial support and think that their artificial landing gear (shoe cushion) will do the trick. We all know the majority of injuries occur in the landings.

The key is to strengthen the muscles that resist the over rolling of the foot outside the "safe range between supination to pronation (rolling from the outside to the inside) during impacts. If the foot rolls to an unsafe position then the knee rolls to an unsafe position. Logical so far?

I call these muscles the landing muscles, the spring suspension system muscles or the pronation supination cuff muscles

Here are my last two articles you might find helpful:

How Does The Body Spring Back Safely From Impacts Of Running and Walking?

Self-Tests & Exercises To Reduce Over Pronation and Over Supination From Impacts During Walking and Running

Here is a more specific article on the knee pain under the knee cap that is cracking on deep squats or walking up stairs. I think you will get this but if not let me know

Cracking Achy Knee Pain or Chondromalacia Patella Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor

Cracking Achy Knee Pain or Chondromalacia Patella Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor

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