How likely is it that chondromalacia patella will get better?
The most common cause of knee pain is the Chondromalacia patella, but it responds well to treatment, and people who have it often get full knee function back. Depending on how bad things were, it could take as little as a month or as long as a few years to get better. Teenagers are more likely to get better than younger people because their bones are still growing. Most of the time, the signs go away as the person gets older.