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How To Get Rid Of Patellar Tendonitis
Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammed tendon: Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories (oral, topical, injected), physical thearpy (strengthening and stretching), counterbraces, massage, injections (cortisone or prp)... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with patellar tendonitis and been to numerous ortho docs none of them want to do anything is there a way to get rid of the pain?
Patellar tendonitis : Consider seeing a non-orthopedist since this they've told you it's surgical. A doctor specializing in pm&r (physiatry) or sports medicine, as well as some pain management doctors may provide you with lots of useful tips & specific exercises. If pt has failed, certain types of injection therapy (prp, prolotherpay, "cortisone") may be tried and can be very effective in controlling your symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". This is typically considered an overuse injury but can be exacerbated by hamstring tightness. Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections. For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/. ...Read more
So i went to the ortho doc to.Get evaluated for my patellar tendonitis and they defered to another ortho doc.. What should I do till then?
Tendon strap: A patellar tendon strap can be helpful to mitigate pain while you wait for further management. Pro-tec makes one that is relatively inexpensive but effective. ...Read more
I work in a place with a lot of stairs, I have patellar tendonitis, should I wear a knee brace? And if so what kind should I get?
Quad strengthening: The biggest thing is working on quadriceps strengthening. The most important is straight leg rasing. The other part of exercise is to avoid deep flexion of the knees, any squats or leg presses should be done only to about 60 degrees of bending. Also, add hamstring stretching. Another helpful tactic can be icing 20 minutes 3-4x per day. If you can take alleve/motrin can be helpful. ...Read more
Usually Jumping: Overuse of your patellar tendon especially by jumping [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
Quadricep stretching: Simple quadriceps stretching (statically bringing ankle via flexed knee toward buttocks while standing ) with help alleviate the pain and inflammation from patellar tendinitis. Physical therpay may help with this. Nsaids may also be of benefit. Limiting the activity that caused the tendinitis is also important to obtain efficient healing. ...Read more
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