Chondromalacia patellae, also known as “Runner’s Knee,” is a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella (kneecap) deteriorates and softens. This condition is common among young, athletic individuals, but may also occur in older adults who have arthritis of the knee.
Chondromalacia is often seen as an overuse injury in sports, and sometimes taking a few days off from training can produce good results. In other cases, improper knee alignment is the cause and simply resting doesn’t provide relief. The symptoms of runner’s knee are knee pain and grinding sensations, but many people who have it never seek medical treatment.
Using compression on the abused knee can provide your knee with the support it needs to help in the healing process. Besides staying off you knee for a few days, wearing a Full Knee Compression Band from Boundr can aid you in providing the extra strength and support your knee needs during this healing process.
When your doctor or team physician deems it time that you can resume your regular regimen program, slowly of course, it is also beneficial to be wearing the Full Knee Compression Band from Boundr as well. The proprietary material that it is made from is completely adjustable so that you can provide as little or as much compression as you need to. The material is also made so that it wicks away moisture instead of having the band saturated with your sweat as you go through your healing exercises.