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A 42-year-old female asked:

Have patella tendinopathy and currently treating with gtn and exercise but when i walk or exercise it causes swelling and pain after 12 weeks treating?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Patella Tendinitis: Options include nsaids (oral or topical), ice, brace use (chopat patellar tendon strap), and exercise modification. Specifically, eccentric or negative quad contractions have been shown to be particularly helpful. You could see a physical therapist to help you with all of this as well as try other modalities such as ultrasound. Prp and surgery are also options for failed conservative treatment.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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