Wha Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Chondromalacia/

Chondromalacia is a patho-

Chondromalacia causes pain at

Massage is indicated for chon-

Patellofemoral

logical softening of the

the knee, stiffness after immobil-

dromalacia and PFS, assuming

Syndrome

patellar cartilage. Patello-

ity, and discomfort in walking

the knee is not acutely inflamed.

(page 71)

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

 

damage.

 

harm.

 

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