Forums General Chronic IT band/quad TIGHTNESS and knee pain (chondromalacia patella?) for 6 years! Re: Chronic IT band/quad TIGHTNESS and knee pain (chondromalacia patella?) for 6 years!

AvatarRyan Cloutier

Got my MRI results, and went over them with the primary care sports medicine physician.


“1) No cartilage damage
2) meniscus, ligaments, tendons all normal
3) Fluid: Soft tissue lesion at the proximal tibiofibular joint: might be a ganglion cyst or a soft tissue hemangioma.

Fluid: A loculated lubulated serpiginous high T2 signal focus is present in close proximity to the proximal medial tibial fibular joint, the inferior aspect incompletely included in the scanning range. The visualized portion of the soft tissue abnormality measures 2.9 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm sagitatal, AP and transverse respectively. On the 3-S series, questionable subtle fluid-fluid levels are present within a few of the locules.

No major internal derangment

Soft tissue lesion possibly arising from the proximal tibiofibular joint, incompletely included in the scanning range, of uncertain clinical significance. The finding may represent a proximal tibiofibular ganglion cyst. A soft tissue hemangioma is included in the differential diagnosis. An ultrasound is suggested to delineate the full extent of the pathology.”

I am not feeling pain in the proximal tibio fibular joint, so I dont think this is related to my anterior knee pain (pain that appears to be between the patella and femor slightly laterally and proximally). She mentioned the cyst might be due to the prolozone injections I got. Maybe its compressing the peroneal nerve? The doctor says I have patella femoral Pain syndrome, and to keep strengthening my core, VMO, glute medius. 

Whats everyones thoughts on this?