Wha Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Chondromalacia is a patho-

Chondromalacia causes pain at

Massage is indicated for chon-


logical softening of the

the knee, stiffness after immobil-

dromalacia and PFS, assuming


patellar cartilage. Patello-

ity, and discomfort in walking

the knee is not acutely inflamed.

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femoral syndrome (PFS) is

down stairs.

Massage may or may not be


an overuse syndrome that


useful to correct these prob-


can lead to this sort of


lems, but it will certainly do no






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