A 48-year-old member asked:
What causes patellar tendinitis?
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Family Medicine 26 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What to do for my patellar tendinitis?
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Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Stretch, ice, bike: Do a warm up with straight leg raises, then stretch your quadriceps muscle, bike for 15 minutes and finally ice.
Be cautious going down stairs.
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Last updated Jul 27, 2012
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