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How to cure patella pain for a drummer

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Quad strengthening: The commonest cause for patellar pain is secondary to quadriceps weakness caused by some softening of the cartilage under the patella and it usually g ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Rest: I know that's not what you want to hear, but you are describing an overuse injury. Physical therapy evaluation is a good idea, since you may have an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Patella tendonitis: My experience is that this common problem is rapidly improved with good physical therapy and then exercise that helps strengthen the knee and brings a ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Brace.: Next step is patellar restraining brace. If this does not work i would send you forward to the orthopedic surgeon for eval.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Self morivation: It's not so much the amount of time u spend with a therapist but rather how dedicated you are at working on your knee at home on ur own time. True pf ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roby Thompson
61 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on fracture: It depends on what is fractured, but in general a non displaced fracture around the knee will heal in 8-10 weeks at age 28
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Brace, weeks to heal: Most MCL sprains often heal on their own with relative rest, and a hinged brace can help relieve pain and stabilize the knee. There are 3 grades, with ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: No steroid near this tendon , stretch and strengthen hams and quads- will improve over next few weeks with activity modification
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Tendinitis: Rest ice patella strap. Ant inflammatories and cortisone can help. Physics therapy is an option
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Dr. Jim Hsu
Dr. Jim Hsu answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Hello: Most : Hello: most cartilage tears in the knee, whether it's the meniscal cartilage or the articular cartilage, can be and are fixed arthroscopically these ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Stiff Knee: Try an anti inflammatory, plus heat and gentle range of motion exercises. If it is not improving after a few days to a week, see your doc.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
17 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Shoulder bursitis can be a chronic problem but can also go away with physical therapy and appropriate medical therapy like nsaid's or cortisone inject ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the severity of the tendinitis and how long it has been present. You should figure anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months but it can be up to ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No specific number: A decision to perform surgery is not based on a particular number of dislocations, but is a lifestyle decision. In general all non-operative measures ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: This is potentially serious complication that needs to be treated by your surgeon. Depending on how long it has been present, this may require a surg ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None.: a brace or sleeve over your knee, will only irritate the IT Band worse, from the direct compression. Usually, IT Bands respond to stretching.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: You have to be sure it is a quadriceps contusion? If it is yes it cause knee pain i would use advil (ibuprofen) 2 tab three times a day (if you take i ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch: Please see my previous answer on runners' knee. Briefly, stretch your hamstrings and it band before and after u run. Avoid running hills. Use ice mass ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: Many people believe they have hip disease when it is a bursitis or actually back pain. Have it evaluated and then the proper treatment can be started. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
SI joint dysfunction: It depends on the cause. Some cases are related to formed of arhthritis. Some are due to posture or trauma. You may wished to be checked by someone ce ... Read More

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