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For patellar tendonitis I've heard of prp what exactly is that procedure and how many treatments is it. Is it experimental like I've been hearing?

For patellar tendonitis I've heard of prp what exactly is that procedure and how many treatments is it. Is it experimental like I've been hearing?

PRP: is an excellent therapy for patellar tendonitis. The research is early but it is not experimental. It is safe, and in small studies, has been shown effective. I see you are nearby. I can provide this treatment if interested. Dr. Lebowitz World Wellness Health Institute (610) 228-0400. www.WorldWellnessHealth.com ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Farr
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Patellar Tendonitis (Definition)

Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

Ice and PT: Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon attaching your knee cap to your shin bone. It is best treated by a regular icing program and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Not sure?: This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow. I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time. ...Read more

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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more

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What can I do about patellar tendonitis?

Quad stretching: Simple quadriceps stretching (statically bringing ankle via flexed knee toward buttocks while standing ) with help alleviate the pain and inflammation from patellar tendinitis. Physical therpay may help with this. Nsaids may also be of benefit. Limiting the activity that caused the tendinitis is also important to obtain efficient healing. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat patellar tendonitis?

RICE it.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe patellar tendonitis?

Multiple modalities: Typically a patient must rest and ice and take anti-inflammatories. Physical therapy with eccentric strengthening of the tendon is essential to return to pain free activity. I prescribe electric stimulation and ultrasound therapy to my patients who have severe recalcitrant tendonitis. ...Read more

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How serious is a patellar tendonitis injury?

Depends: The seriousness of patellar tendonitis injury depends on how it affects your function. If your activities are not affected then it is not too serious, but if you are substantially hampered then it is more serious. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more