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What activities should I do with patella tendonitis

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Occasionally, in bad cases you can see a bony traction spur or fragmentation at the inferior pole of the patella. Mri would also show it, but mriis be ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Gentle stretching.: Once you've iced, taken some anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen, naproxen) and rested a little (avoid running and jumping initially after an injury), ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Minimize impact: Patellar tendinitis is also known as "jumper's knee". Activities that involve any impact or jumping need to be avoided. Activities such as swimming ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes tendonitis of : The pattelar tendon, pain over the pattler tendon and swelling hard to move and bend your knee.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Night pain and sleep: Night pain can be associated with patellar tendonitis especially if you are sleeping with your knees bent for a prolonged period. It can cause an achi ... 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but why?: If you have patelor tendinitis, there is a reason. It can be mechanical or inflammatory. You need to determine the cause! biofreeze will not work as w ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Take it slow: If you have no pain, no swelling and no instability, you are probably good to try it out. 39 is not old, but not same as 19, and so take it easy. If y ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Little different : Patella tendinitis refers to inflammation of the patella tendon below the patella (kneecap) from overuse. Retro patellar pain refers to overuse pain ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sort of: Acute & chronic. Short healing period, or minor, & longer healing, chronic, major. It's the best i can do.

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