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Hello, I am 16 years old and have patellar tendinitis. At first it was just jumping that hurt, now its from sitting to long, and even walking.

Hello, I am 16 years old and have patellar tendinitis. At first it was just jumping that hurt, now its from sitting to long, and even walking.

Par 4 the course-: -anything that puts tension on the patellar tendon causes pain at either the inferior pole of the patella or @ the insertion @ the tibial tubercle. So sitting puts it under constant pull, & walking cycles the pull as does jumping which is more painful. B sure U R Cing a fellowship trained sports medicine ortho. It is the best care. Injections have no place @ Ur age &only sparingly in adults. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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What causes patellar tendinitis?

What causes patellar tendinitis?

Inflammation: 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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What is done for patellar tendinitis?

What is done for patellar tendinitis?

Ice and rest: Use ice, rest knee, no jumping , limit stairs, and when less pain, do quad sets isometrics, . ...Read more

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What to do for my patellar tendinitis?

What to do for my patellar tendinitis?

Stretch, ice, bike: Do a warm up with straight leg raises, then stretch your quadriceps muscle, bike for 15 minutes and finally ice. Be cautious going down stairs. ...Read more

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How do I deal with my patellar tendinitis?

How do I deal with my patellar tendinitis?

Exercises: Quads exercises can help. You can try heat or cold. Nsaids may also be beneficial. It is important to know why you have it. It can be mechanical, sports related, jumpers knee, tendon tear but it can be an enthesitis as part of a systemic inflammatory arthropathy. Your evaluation will look at these issues. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have patellar tendinitis?

How can I tell if I have patellar tendinitis?

Tenderness: Patellar tendinitis causes pain and swelling in the front of the knee. People with patellar tendinitis will have pain when pushing directly on the patellar tendon. Patellar tendinitis is diagnosed based on a detailed history, physical exam and xrays performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of patellar tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of  patellar tendinitis?

Pain below kneecap: Achy pain in your patellar tendon especially when you jump [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your leg or shin bone. It is about three finger breadths long. Patellar tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon, will be painful to firm touching. It is not pain behind the kneecap, or pain at the joint lines, or pain of the tibial turbercle. ...Read more

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What exercised help relieve patellar tendinitis?

What exercised help relieve patellar tendinitis?

Inflammation: 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

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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