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How do i get patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". This is typically considered an overuse injury but can be exacerbated by hamstring tightness. Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections. For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

How could I get rid of patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too.
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you get patellar tendonitis without having symptoms?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: If you have no knee symptoms then it extremely unlikely you have patellar tendonitis.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of patellar tendonitis fast?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion.

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