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What can I do to get rid of patellar tendonitis(jumper's knee)?

What can I do to get rid of patellar tendonitis(jumper's knee)?

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 more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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How can you prevent tendonitis in the knee?

How can you prevent tendonitis in the knee?

Stretching: One of the best ways to prevent injury is to stretch prior to activity. A short warmup period before strenuous activity can also help. Avoid un-level surfaces and wear shoes that are not too worn out. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

What are ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

Tendonitis: Adequate warmup, stretch, & cool down. Limit overuse activity & don't try to increase weight workouts more than 10% increase per week. Consider ice/heat/modalities. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent tendonitis in your knees?

What can be done to prevent tendonitis in your knees?

Exercise: Staying active tends to keep your joints healthy. Low impact sports such as walking probably best. It's possible but not proven that joint health with vitamin c and glucosamine supplements may help, but probably not that much if at all (there are other benefits to vitamin c however). If lifting weights, use good form. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee. What are the best ways to treat it so i can continue to exercise?

How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee.  What are the best ways to treat it so i can continue to exercise?

Cross train: Assuming this is a patellar tendinitis, you need to do more of static exercises to tone the muscles but not to grind the knee through tough motions. Wall squats are great for this. Also non-impace exercise -- swimming or biking is good. Watch out for spinning classes because they can be very intense on the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tendonitis in my leg? Or at least make it feel better.

How can I get rid of tendonitis in my leg? Or at least make it feel better.

Diagnosis first!: Tendonitis is a non-specific term that is applied to many areas of pain, though it is often not the correct diagnosis. See a sports med doc to be sure. True tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon) improves with rest, ice, and fixing the contributing mechanical factors. Degenerative changes in tendon (cause pain after the inflammation has subsided)=tendonosis. Treat with eccentric strengthening in pt. ...Read more