patellar tracking disorder

I believe that I have patellar tracking disorder. I am 24 years old and my sister had this when she was in highschool. I have pain under the patella and where the quad attaches to the inside of the knee. When I bend my knee, it pops every time. If i Apply pressure to the bottom of the patella, pushing upward, and bend the knee at the same time the patella cracks loudly but then feels great for up to an hour. After this loud crack there is no more poping when I bend the knee. I have done three different rehab programs. I have tried closed cahin and open chain exercises, and have also rested the knee for up to a month and have had only limited improvement. My quads are very strong and developed, especially the inner portion of the quad. Is it possible that the inner quad is too strong and overpowering the outer quad. Could my patella be pulled to the outside instead of the inside which is common? I am just looking for more information that may help me get back to a competative level of athletics. Let me know if you have ever heard of anything like this.

Posted By randy on January 29, 2008 at 10:41:30:

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