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Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland. Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/
rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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Can standing up too long cause tendinitis of the knee?

Can standing up too long cause tendinitis of the knee?

Potentially: Yes potentially, but it is actually more often associated with activities in which the knee is repetitively flexed and extended, such as going up and down stairs multiple times. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for knee pain stemming from tendinitis?

What's the best remedy for knee pain stemming from tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Usually consider rest, ice, compression, elevation, progressive light stretching. Possible short-term bracing, nsaids, laser/modalities/pt, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have jumpers knee (patellar tendinitis)?

How do I know if I have jumpers knee (patellar tendinitis)?

Pain at tendon: Usually diagnosed by pain with palpation over the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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Does bicycling aggravate runner's knee and patellar tendinitis?

Does bicycling aggravate runner's knee and patellar tendinitis?

It can: Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon. You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for knee tendonitis and patellar tendinitis?

What are the different symptoms for knee tendonitis and patellar tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Pain and swelling at the anterior knee, worse with getting up from a seated position, worse with stairs, squats, lunges, etc. May have some localized warmth, numbness, or tingling. ...Read more

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If the inner side of my left knee hurt, is this a sign of pateller tendinitis?

If the inner side of my left knee hurt, is this a sign of pateller tendinitis?

It's not likely: The patellar tendon attaches the tip of your kneecap to your leg bone. It's about 1 1/2 inches wide and you can feel it in the front of your knee. Pain on the inside of your knee could be from injury to the joint, a shock absorber called the meniscus, or a ligament called the mcl. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use heat around my knee to treat patellar tendinitis?

It can: 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. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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Inner side of my left knee hurt. Is that a ligament or is pateller tendinitis?

Inner side of my left knee hurt. Is that a ligament or is pateller tendinitis?

Depends: There are several structures on the inside or medial aspect of the knee. The mcl ligament, medial meniscus and then you also have several tendons that attach just below the inside of the knee. The patella tendon is located at the knee cap so that shouldn't cause pain on the inside of the knee. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has petaller tendinitis. Now she is having knee cramps.?

My 11 year old daughter has petaller tendinitis. Now she is having knee cramps.?

Inflammation: That is from the Pattelar Tedinitis and needs to take Anti Inflammatory pain meds to help with the inflammation and pain and cramps. Follow up with your doctor/orthopedic specialist ...Read more

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I am having pain in knees. I saw the doc and he said it may be tendinitis. He gave me nsaid but no improvement do far. Its been a year now. Pls advise?

I am having pain in knees. I saw the doc and he said it may be tendinitis. He gave me nsaid but no improvement do far. Its been a year now. Pls advise?

Seek medical help: If you haven't seen an orthopedic physician I would recommend starting there first. If you have, then having an evaluation by a physical therapist would be your next step. They can determine what issues may be contributing to your pain and provide a treatment program to help you improve. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

Imaging studies: You seem young for "bone on bone" disease (AKA advanced arthritis). Xrays would be helpful as an initial screening imaging study to check for arthritis of your knee. If it is tendinitis, the majority of the time it is patellar tendinitis and is usually physical therapy responsive (with or without additional help with NSAIDs which are medications like ibuprofen, naprosyn). ...Read more

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Coach said my daughter has tendinitis in her right knee supposed to run 5K in the morning. And soccer game on Sunday. Can she participate. 15yrs.

Coach said my daughter has tendinitis in her right knee supposed to run 5K in the morning. And soccer game on Sunday. Can she participate. 15yrs.

Knee pain: If she is in a lot of pain, she will not be able to run or participate in the game, doing that will cause more pain & damage, she shoud rest that knee, wear supportive sleeve, ice or hot pk which ever works for her, take aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen for pain, if pain persisted she should consult an orthopedic. I hope she feels better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?

Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?

No cure: Essentially you have severe osteo arthritis affecting whole spine as well multiple other joints that you have listed. See a rheumatologist. If pain is a major issue then pain management specialist could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Do most people need crutches for tendonitis in the knee?

Do most people need crutches for tendonitis in the knee?

Crutches - exception: Crutches are the exception rather than the rule. But if the problem is severe and persistent then crutches could unload the tendons and allow them to heal. You should discuss crutches with you physician and/or therapist.S. ...Read more

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Recent: knee tendonitis. I already have patella femoral syndrome in both of my knees. How long should I put partial weight on my leg using crutches?

Recent: knee tendonitis. I already have patella femoral syndrome in both of my knees. How long should I put partial weight on my leg using crutches?

Need more info: That is a very good question and the best person to answer it for you is a physical therapist. I assume that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon and they usually have a PT on their staff. ...Read more

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What is knee tendonitis?

What is knee tendonitis?

Inflammation: Knee tendonitis usually refers to an inflammatory condition around the tendons of the knee. A common example would be a patellar tendonitis affecting the tendons of the knee cap. ...Read more

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What can I do for knee painpatellar tendonitis?

What can I do for knee painpatellar tendonitis?

Qquad 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 are ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

Tendonitis: Adequate warmup, stretch, & cool down. Limit overuse activity & don't try to increase weight workouts more than 10% increase per week. Consider ice/heat/modalities. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent tendonitis in your knees?

Exercise: Staying active tends to keep your joints healthy. Low impact sports such as walking probably best. It's possible but not proven that joint health with vitamin c and glucosamine supplements may help, but probably not that much if at all (there are other benefits to vitamin c however). If lifting weights, use good form. ...Read more

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Can tendonitis bi-lateral cause a serious injury to the knee 27 years later after previous injury has completely healed?

Not necessarily: No. But the problem previously could have been a precursor to your problem now. Overuse tendinitis can be from being overweight or over active on your patellar tendon. Later you can develop arthritis in your knee, especially under your kneecap. Reducing your weight, avoiding jumping, running, squatting and kneeling, wearing good cushioned arch supported shoes should help. ...Read more

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I have pain at the front part of knee and along the inside. I was told it was tendonitis  a month ago, but has gotten worse is this something serious?

I have pain at the front part of knee and along the inside. I was told it was tendonitis  a month ago, but has gotten worse is this something serious?

Probably not: Usually not, but should be followed to make sure it resolves. Usual causes include a tendonitis, a bone stress injury, or even a radiculopathy. If it does not get better, an MRI can be useful to verify the diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more