A member asked:

What exercises/stretches can you recommend for suspected tendonitis in the knee?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Cecilia Alailima answered

Specializes in General Practice

Get a thorough evaluation first to determine if there is an underlying tear in the joint cartilage or along the tendon - stretches and exercise good for one person may cause further damage in the case of another. Usually there is more than one problem - a small tear can cause pain and reflex muscle contraction around the area to protect the joint initially, so an individualized rehab plan is best.

Answered Sep 14, 2012

6.2k views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content
Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

The most common tendonitis around the knee involves the patella tendon that starts on the lowest point of your kneecap and ends on the prominent point on the front of the tibia. The easiest effective stretch involves stretching the quadriceps and extensor mechanism by bending the leg back gently so that the heel touches the back of the thigh. Hold stretch for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times daily.

Answered Feb 19, 2015

6.2k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

What is knee tendonitis?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

What can I do for knee painpatellar tendonitis?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...