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A 52-year-old member asked:

How could i get rid of patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
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 stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too.
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Ouch: It is common in basketball players and jumpers and best treated with hamstring stretches, core and gluteal strengthening, a short coures of nonssteroidal medications and possible a chopat strap. No guarantee however that it will go away. Surgery can also be don in resistant cases.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com
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Dr. John Cheng
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Family Medicine 27 years experience
Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion.
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How long does it take to get rid of patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Exercises, NSAIDs: Exercises and antiinflammatory meds often will help. Talk with an orthopedist.
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