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A 26-year-old male asked:

I had patella tendonitis and patella strap has been helping no pain.but now i get pain on side knee.been puttin strap really tight maybe tight?

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Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Tight: Probably it is on a bit tight, try a little looser and see.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Probably to tight. Give your knee a rest from the strap but add hamstring stretching to you plan to better balance te forces across your knee.

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Last updated Feb 11, 2013

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