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I got diagnosed with patellar tendinitis Thurs.& I am to wear a brace for the nxt 3 weeksI have pain when I take my brace off at nite. Is that normal?

I got diagnosed with patellar tendinitis Thurs.& I am to wear a brace for the nxt 3 weeksI have pain when I take my brace off at nite. Is that normal?

Night pain: Possibly. However , I believe a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon to do X-rays and a full exam to rule out cruciate and collateral ligament tears, meniscal pathology , bone cysts and fractures is indicated due to your night pain. If the pain is mild continue rest ice compress with ace bandage at night and elevate. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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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

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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

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What is a quick way to get rid of patellar tendinitis?

No Quick way: Patellar tendonitis can be a very resistent condition. Unfortunately there is no quick and dirty way to resolve it. You need to remove the offensive mechanisam (basketball, running, etc.) for a while - ideally until pain free, use nsaids (oral or topical). Physical therapy is very helpful as well. Obviously if it does not respond, you should go to a sports doc for a complete evaluation. ...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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How to treat patellar tendinitis?

How to treat patellar tendinitis?

Many ways : Rest from the offending activity, with jumping being a common cause. Ice, nsaids and a patellar tendon strap. Physical therapy with a focus on quad stretching and strengthening. Advanced injections, percutaneous tenotomy or debridement surgery are options for cases that don't respond to traditional measures. ...Read more

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How can I get over patellar tendinitis?

How can I get over 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. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with patellar tendinitis?

How can I lose weight with patellar tendinitis?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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How do I prevent a relapse of patellar tendinitis?

How do I prevent a relapse of  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 the quickest way to get over 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. ...Read more

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