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Chronic Patellar Tendonitis Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have patellar tendonitis and I slipped on stairs and aggravated the tendonitis. I'm in physical therapy but my knee is still buckling
Quadricep 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
Problematic: This is not a simple answer as patellar tendinosis (chronic tendonitis) can be hard to get rid of. If you have tried physical therapy, arch supports, braces with no relief and your sx are frequent i would consider a procedure called fenestration with or without prp (platelet rich plasma). There is another procedure called prolotherapy. If these fail, i would consider a surgical debridement. ...Read more
Prolotherapy & PRP: Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) goals, in the case of patellar tendonitis, is to markedly reduce the tissue degeneration occurring within the patellar tendon at the time of injury. They decrease pain at rest, with daily activities, and during aggressive sports activities. It would be great if either one of these modalities was the cure all - not yet. Still more patients to be studied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the severity of the tendinitis and how long it has been present. You should figure anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months but it can be up to 6 months. ...Read more
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