I'm 19 years old, female & just been told I have Chonromalacia. Help?

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I Had a car crash 2 years ago and ever since then ive had knee trouble in my left knee. Ive now been told I have this Chonromalacia. Anyone help me understand what this means? Will this stop me from doing normal things, what about work? I feel so upset and angry that this crash has caused this. How do you cope with pain? Any help? Thank you!

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    Hi Shannon, please don't worry too much. Unless you like very energetic sports you should be ok. I was diagnosed with this when I was in my mid twenties after a very nasty car crash where I also had a compound fracture of the tibia and fibulla. With physio you should be fine. The knee problems I have had in later life stemmed from the breaks in my leg and that was because there wasn't the treatment that is available now. Meanwhile I have lived a full and active life including fell walking which I loved. Take advice from physios to strengthen your muscles and enjoy your life.
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      Thank you for your response smile

      Its good to see that it doesn't have to be a problem. Is it classed as a disability? Think over thinking this isn't helping me. Worried if I was to get pregnant I wouldnt be able to walk properly. Just a question, dont answer if ypu don't want to... but was your crash put through court at all? Im 3rd party in this crash as I was a passenger. Just wondered if it effects the claim. Thank you xx

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      It was in 1973 so that didn't really mean anything then as far as claims went but I should think(obviously I don't know) that you would have a claim against someone's insurance for pain and distress. Get legal advice on this. You shouldn't have any major problems when you become a Mum as physio should have done the trick by then. I certainly didn't and now I have a beautiful grandson with another due any day. Get legal advice with a letter from your doctors.
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    Hi Shannon

    You poor girl.

    I don't know anything a out this issue however I would suggest that you keep a check throughout your life on your Vitamin D levels.

    All the best, Tracey

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