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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can i do to get rid of patellar tendonitis(jumper's knee)?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help: Apply cold therapy on a regular basis, especially after any form of exercise. Wear a knee support, or jumpers knee strap to reduce pain and ease the strain on the tendon. See a sports injury specialist who can apply sports massage techniques to the tendon and advise on a rehabilitation program. Eccentric strengthening is usually recommended. If that did not do, may be you need surery.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Inflammed tendon: Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories (oral, topical, injected), physical thearpy (strengthening and stretching), counterbraces, massage, injections (cortisone or prp)... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee)?

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Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Tenderness: The area just below your knee cap to the bony protrusion of your upper tibia (about 6 cm in length) is the patellar tendon. If it is tender to touch or painful when you squat or extend your knee, you may have patellar tendonitis. This condition is sometimes very resistent to treatment. If you experience pain there for a prologed period of time, i suggest that you see your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Both knees can be affected.

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