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Do Most People Need Crutches For Tendonitis In The Knee
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
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
Pain at tendon: Usually diagnosed by pain with palpation over the patellar tendon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
What else should I do for my knees? I have patellar tendinitis, I have been icing my knees and wearing pre-wrap and doing stretches so I can play volleyball without too much pain, I wanted to know if there is anything else I can do, my knees are starting
Alleve: In addition to what you are doing, take 2 alleve in the morning and 2 after dinner. At night for 10 days. If this does nor help, see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
I have pain in bend of knee and stiffness. This just started a few weeks ago. I work on a job where I walk up an incline. Is this tendinitis?
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
Ibuprofen: Short term, possibly, but watch for black-box warnings. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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
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?
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