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What activities should I do with patella tendonitis

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
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
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Hard to say: The patellar tendon is a soft tissue structure and so is not usually visible on x-ray, but sometimes with chronic tendinitis, you can see calcificatio... Read More
Dr. Brian Murphy
Radiology 37 years experience
Yes: Chronic patella tendonitis shows a thickened patella tendon seen best on sagittal and axial MRI scans but can occasionally be identified on x-rays if ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
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
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Options: Treatment options include nsaids (oral or topical), ice, brace use (chopat patellar tendon strap), and exercise modification. Specifically, eccentric... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes tendonitis of : The pattelar tendon, pain over the pattler tendon and swelling hard to move and bend your knee.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See explanation belo: The patellar tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon which links the patella (knee cap) to the leg bone (tibia) and is seen mostly in adults (runners... Read More

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