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Patellar tendonitis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Relative rest: Things to try: regular NSAID use, restrict painfull activities (squattting and kneeling), restore quadricep strength and stretch illiotibial band.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Injury pat. tendon: Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of patellar tendon , an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to your shinbone.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". This is typically considered an overuse injury but can be exacerbated b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
Possible: Hypermobility (being very flexible) can lead to poor tracking of the knee cap (patella) in the groove on the femur (leg bone) which can lead do patell ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Rest first: Ice down the tendon, take a nonsteroid if able, rest and avoid stairs, bikes, jumping jacks. When better do quad sets and isometrics. Avoid things th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain below kneecap: Achy pain in your patellar tendon especially when you jump [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not likely. : There are times when the two are related but that's usually because if underling autoimmune disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several causes: Olecranon bursitis has several different etiologies. Most common is aseptic bursitis, where the fluid is similar to synovial fluid. Second most common ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
It can: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasin ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Go to next level: You what the problem you have doctor give more stronger anti-inflammatory medication and may be MRI to see how your knee from inside.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will als ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
No tests: Patellar tendinitis is diagnosed by history and physical examination. There is no test for this problem.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have flu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnorma ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Lots of stuff: It's usually multifactorial. Imbalances in muscles, tight it bands, flat feet or overpronation, wide hips, knock knees, etc. They all work together to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing. If it is not repaired, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
34 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Crepitus: In acute paratendonitis, there is crepitus on palpating the tendon area along with tenderness.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities tha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE it.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A fold of tissue: Knee medial patellar plica is part of the lining of the knee joint. Normal plica are small. It can be injured and become scarred and large. Large plic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Olecranon bursitis: Olecranon bursitis includes pain, swelling, and inflammation of the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Patellar tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive st ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Ice and PT: Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon attaching your knee cap to your shin bone. It is best treated by a regular icing program and physica ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Phys. therapy helps: Nonoperative measures usually thwart a significant case of patellar tendinitis. Physical therapy can be perscribed to help fine tune a personalized st ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bowwellia: Bowwellia and bromelaina are recommended or a combination of horsetail, meadowsweet, and willow bark in equal measures three times daily.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasin ... Read More

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