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Exercises For Patellar Tendonitis
Relative rest: Tendonitis can be difficult to treat and can take a long time to heal. This is often an overuse injury to reduction or modification of exercise is needed. Immobilization may be needed in severe cases. Physical therapy is helpful to work with muscular imbalances. There are modalities that can also be used to reduce and pain inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.
Find the cause first: Start with the cause for overloading the anterior knee (tight hamstrings, flat feet, weak quads) and address these first to prevent a recurrence. Initial treatment focuses on rest, unloading with a patellar band, pt, orthotics, and oral anti- inflammatories (if tolerated). I am not a big fan of steroid injections near the tendon due to risk of rupture. Prp is promising but still in its infancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Took 1 month off from intense exercise for patellar tendonitis, did stretches with trainer. Still hurts to walk and started limping more. Advice?
Rest: stick with your current course of management these issues oftentimes take several weeks to resolve the need for surgery would be very unusual in a 16 year old patient with an isolated soft tissue problem from overuse. you should experience some improvement with rest if not you may require further evaluation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?
Yes: If at some point you aggravated your knees doing a workout, you can start the inflammatory process and if you don't properly manage the tendonitis it can chronically ache and not recover properly. A good stretching and proper strengthening program monitored by a physical therapist under your doctors supervision is appropriate. ...Read more
Exercise : Quadriceps strengthening is important for knee strength.It is important to be certain the structure of the knee is correct and the patella tracts correctly. We need to know of you have any muscle weakness and physical therapy will be important after you have seen your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being a dancer, I have slowly and gradually built up my extreme flexibility. Could these instense stretches be what caused my patellar-tendonitis?
Tendonitis: It is probably not the streches. It is more like the extreme activity of dancing leaping and jumping placing your muscles and tendons at high stress that resulted in the patellar-tendonitis. The stretching is probably protective to you. See your doctor for specific treatment for the tendonitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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