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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 exercises are available for patellar tendonitis?

What exercises are available for patellar tendonitis?

Patellar tendinitis: Exercises for patellar tendinitis include eccentric quadriceps strengthening --promoted by walking backwards on a treadmill, short arc quads, friction ice massage of the patellar tendon, and kinesio taping. ...Read more

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What kind of knee exercises would help with the pain im experiencing with my patellar tendonitis.

What kind of knee exercises would help with the pain im experiencing with my 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 more

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Took 1 month off from intense exercise for patellar tendonitis, did stretches with trainer. Still hurts to walk and started limping more. Advice?

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 more

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Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?

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

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Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.

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 more

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How to lose weight thru exercise with patellar tendinitis?

Bike: Cycling will burn calories and strengthen your quads which help your knee condition. ...Read more

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Patellar tendonitis cures?

Relative rest: Things to try: regular NSAID use, restrict painfull activities (squattting and kneeling), restore quadricep strength and stretch illiotibial band. ...Read more

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Whats patellar tendonitis?

Injury pat. tendon: Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of patellar tendon , an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to your shinbone. ...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