Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate
. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. It is a common symptom amongst young age people and understanding is slightly complex.
We commonly label it as chondromalacia - which means softening of the cartilage of knee cap undersurface. I would advise you to - do intensive ice packs for 3-4 times in a day
- anti inflammatory medications which suits you
- physical therapy - this is the mainstay of treatment. You need someone who understand the condition and can do strengthening of quadriceps and stretching of other muscle groups.
- continue with calcium
and vitamin d
supplementation. Get some blood tests and send reports across to me: esr
, serum potassium
, serum vitamin d and serum uric acid levels. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.