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  • Harry Bruell
    Hardrock family, I have a family member (female, late 30s, middle distance runner) who just got diagnosed with patella femoral chondromalacia. Her doctor told
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 27 9:07 AM
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      Hardrock
      family,



      I have a
      family member (female, late 30s, middle distance runner) who just got diagnosed
      with patella femoral chondromalacia. Her doctor told her she can never
      run again. Has anyone out there had this diagnosis? Does anyone
      have any resources or suggestions? She lives in Northern New Mexico; does
      anyone have a doctor in Northern NM/Southern CO to suggest that would
      understand a �runner�s perspective� and look for alternative solutions?



      Thanks
      so much!

      Harry
      Bruell




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    • Chris Twiggs
      Quick survey of my wife/doctor on this issue: I would never tell someone with this (pretty common) condition that she is done running forever. Hardrock is out
      Message 2 of 5 , Mar 27 10:53 AM
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        Quick survey of my wife/doctor on this issue: "I would never tell
        someone with this (pretty common) condition that she is done running
        forever. Hardrock is out of the question for now and she needs to get
        care from a good orthopedist before she does any running at all.
        Still, there is hope."

        Chris

        Sent from my iPhone

        On Mar 27, 2010, at 12:07 PM, Harry Bruell <hbruell@...> wrote:

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        > Hardrock
        > family,
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        >
        > I have a
        > family member (female, late 30s, middle distance runner) who just
        > got diagnosed
        > with patella femoral chondromalacia. Her doctor told her she can
        > never
        > run again. Has anyone out there had this diagnosis? Does anyone
        > have any resources or suggestions? She lives in Northern New
        > Mexico; does
        > anyone have a doctor in Northern NM/Southern CO to suggest that would
        > understand a ‘runner’s perspective’ and look for alternative
        > solutions?
        >
        >
        >
        > Thanks
        > so much!
        >
        > Harry
        > Bruell
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      • kaitainen
        Knee pain, with a tentative similar diagnosis (they were contemplating exploratory surgery , etc.... was the end of my first two Hardrock attempts. I found
        Message 3 of 5 , Mar 27 11:54 AM
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          Knee pain, with a tentative similar diagnosis (they were contemplating 'exploratory surgery', etc.... was the end of my first two Hardrock attempts.

          I found "the light", however, in SQUATS. Full, olympic style squats. PT didn't help, isolating quad exercises did not help. I had to do the balancing work of real honest to gawd bar-on-the-shoulder squats.

          Months of this 2-3x weekly and I am completely, utterly, run-capable.

          Here's where I found my info:
          http://www.stumptuous.com/learning-the-squat-1-debunking-the-myths

          Use & enjoy!!!

          Andrea

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          > Hardrock
          > family,
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          > I have a
          > family member (female, late 30s, middle distance runner) who just got diagnosed
          > with patella femoral chondromalacia. Her doctor told her she can never
          > run again. Has anyone out there had this diagnosis? Does anyone
          > have any resources or suggestions? She lives in Northern New Mexico; does
          > anyone have a doctor in Northern NM/Southern CO to suggest that would
          > understand a `runner's perspective' and look for alternative solutions?
          >
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          > Thanks
          > so much!
          >
          > Harry
          > Bruell
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        • Terry Gebhardt
          Hi Harry, Chondromalacia means pain behind the knee cap.  There may or may not be cartilage damage associated with this diagnosis.  There is plenty of good
          Message 4 of 5 , Mar 29 11:33 AM
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            Hi Harry,

            Chondromalacia means pain behind the knee cap.  There may or may not be cartilage damage associated with this diagnosis.  There is plenty of good research that says strengthening specific hip muscles can significantly reduce symptoms.  I see a lot of patients/runners who have this (I am a physical therapist) and they always return to running.  Not running sounds ludicrous to me.  Someone with pain in the knees may need to modify her training, but she should still be able to return to running with the appropriate interventions.  Unfortunately, I do not know any PT in NM to send her to but I would have her look up a sports PT instead of an MD.  A PT will treat was is causing the pain (weak muscles, tight muscles, maybe do a running analysis), and should help her manage her symptoms so she can run.

            Let me know if you have further questions.
            Terry

            Terry Gebhardt, PT, DPT
            Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists
            www.ColPTs.com

            --- On Sat, 3/27/10, Harry Bruell <hbruell@...> wrote:

            From: Harry Bruell <hbruell@...>
            Subject: [hr100] patella femoral chondromalacia
            To: hr100@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 11:07 AM




            Hardrock
            family,



            I have a
            family member (female, late 30s, middle distance runner) who just got diagnosed
            with patella femoral chondromalacia.  Her doctor told her she can never
            run again.  Has anyone out there had this diagnosis?  Does anyone
            have any resources or suggestions?  She lives in Northern New Mexico; does
            anyone have a doctor in Northern NM/Southern CO to suggest that would
            understand a ‘runner’s perspective’ and look for alternative solutions?



            Thanks
            so much!

            Harry
            Bruell


                                     

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          • Deb Pero
            Harry, About half the runners I know have this to some degree! I have femoral condyle corrosion, and was told 10 years ago that I had to stop running. Glad I
            Message 5 of 5 , Mar 29 11:40 AM
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              Harry,

              About half the runners I know have this to some degree! I have femoral
              condyle corrosion, and was told 10 years ago that I had to stop running.
              Glad I didn't heed that advice!
              There was a guy in Los Alamos at the hospital, who was our primary care guy
              for the short time we were there, and I cannot remember his name, but he was
              very good.. he definitely was of the mindset to keep you going rather than
              shut you down.I wish I could remember his name! Maybe even call the
              hospital and ask.
              I believe he was military, maybe reserve or something, that might help.

              deb

              On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Harry Bruell <hbruell@...> wrote:

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              > Hardrock
              > family,
              >
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              >
              > I have a
              > family member (female, late 30s, middle distance runner) who just got
              > diagnosed
              > with patella femoral chondromalacia. Her doctor told her she can never
              > run again. Has anyone out there had this diagnosis? Does anyone
              > have any resources or suggestions? She lives in Northern New Mexico; does
              > anyone have a doctor in Northern NM/Southern CO to suggest that would
              > understand a �runner�s perspective� and look for alternative solutions?
              >
              >
              >
              > Thanks
              > so much!
              >
              > Harry
              > Bruell
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