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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can i do to treat patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
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 the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Ice: Ice massage with dixiecup full of frozen water.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you treat severe patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Multiple modalities: Typically a patient must rest and ice and take anti-inflammatories. Physical therapy with eccentric strengthening of the tendon is essential to return to pain free activity. I prescribe electric stimulation and ultrasound therapy to my patients who have severe recalcitrant tendonitis.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Exercise but need: Exercise is the best way, but you need imaging like ultrasound or MRI to see what the tendon looks like
A 32-year-old member asked:

Patellar tendonitis. What is it?

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Dr. John Cheng
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.

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