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How To Cure Patella Pain For A Drummer
I have been recognised with recurrent sublexation of patella. Could you please suggest me the best way of cure. I have ligament laxity in all joints.
Biomechanics: Joint Hypermobiliy trait mostly female Many of these women have genu varus or valgus, whereby patella rides non-linearly during knee flexion/extension. Knee can be shifted from genu to linear function by placing medial or lateral shoe inserts; depending whether foot pronation or supination desired; shifting vector of upper body weight as it meets leg. Medial insert for valgus. Lateral for varus. ...Read more
Depends on injury: There are literally dozens of different patella injuries. Seek consultation with an expert to determine what type of injury you have and what the pros and cons of various treatment options are. ...Read more
Yes this condition can cause pain. Sometimes exercise and taping can help. Get evaluated by an orthopedist
Leukotape: There are lots of ads on the internet: eg, optp (a good company) http://www. Optp. Com/leukotape-p.Aspx "ideal for patellofemoral taping, shoulder realignment, muscle retraining. High tensile strength. Easy-to-tear for quick application. Aggressive zinc oxide adhesive. Contains latex." I could find only 1 medical study at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11880802. ...Read more
Patellofemoral pain: Pain just medial to the patella suggests patellar chondromalacia or patellofemoral pain.Cartilage of the kneecap can 'wear down' causing pain, 'catching' and referred pain to the inside of the 'kneecap'. Pain typically is worse w/ stair climbing, keeping your knee bent for long periods of time, squatting etc. See an ors for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Knee Pain: Recovery time for a subluxed or dislocated and spontaneously reduced patella varies greatly, but generally weight-bearing can be initiated as soon as tolerated and activity can be gradually resumed either with or without a functional rehabilitation program as tolerated. I expect a return to full activity within six weeks. ...Read more
See a gp or knee spe: Probably a meniscal ear or trauma...can you live with it? ...Read more
Strengthen: Strengthen your medial quadriceps, strengthen your hip abductors/gluteus medius and stretch your IT band. Consider utilizing a patellar stabilizing brace. ...Read more
Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland. Com/category/knee/). ...Read more
Train quadriceps m: The patella subluxes laterally (to the outside) when the patellar groove is shallow or if the Q angle is high. The Q angle is the angle formed by the thigh muscle, the patella and the patellar tendon. Concervative therapy consist of terminal knee extension exercises. If that does not work, surgical lateral release is great. As a last resort the patellar tendon attachment can be transferred medial ...Read more
Questions I should ask os on upcoming initial appt s/p patella fx on 11/27/13. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Patella fx: Get a xray and ask how bone is healing. Its early in the healing but ask when you can move your knee and what type of exercises you can do. It takes about 6 weeks for the fracture to heal so there may not be much to do until that time. ...Read more
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