How to work out with Chondromalacia??
After years of boxing and running and weight training my right knee has started to both me a bit. I thought it was Chondromalacia, but to be sure and safe I had to check with ortho surgeon that deals with athletes, and he confirmed that i have it in both knees but not so bad in the left knee. I’ve read up on RICE therapy to help with discomfort or pain.
But now I’m wondering what can I do as far as working out goes so I don’t lose all the strength/stability in my legs, I’ve read elliptical, swimming and biking. I have noticed that my right hip has given me some discomfort and I’m sure it is attributed to the knees and vice versa. I’m looking on some advice as what I should or what you guys would recommend to do in my situation. Should I stick with and upper body routine and work on my core strength (hips, glutes, abs, low back) and work on mobility and flexibility drills as well as stretching.
I don’t box anymore but I am a very active person and not being able to work out the way I’m used to working out is kinda bumming me out. So I’m just looking for some advice and insight on what to do in my situation.