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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Not sure?: This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow. I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more

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I've had patellar tendonitis now 2 yrs. All anyone is doing is physical theraphy and cortisone injection nothing working..Can anything be done?

I've had patellar tendonitis now 2 yrs.  All anyone is doing is physical theraphy and cortisone injection nothing working..Can anything be done?

See a rheumatologist: Patellar tendinitis lasting 2 years at your age could be due to overuse if you are very athletic. It could also be a sign of a disease associated with joint abnormalities or hypermobility syndrome. It is also possible you have the wrong diagnosis. Chondromalacia patella is a common condition for women your age which causes knee pain. There are also a number of other possibilities. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

Ice and PT: Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon attaching your knee cap to your shin bone. It is best treated by a regular icing program and physical therapy. ...Read more

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For patellar tendonitis I've heard of prp what exactly is that procedure and how many treatments is it. Is it experimental like I've been hearing?

For patellar tendonitis I've heard of prp what exactly is that procedure and how many treatments is it. Is it experimental like I've been hearing?

PRP: is an excellent therapy for patellar tendonitis. The research is early but it is not experimental. It is safe, and in small studies, has been shown effective. I see you are nearby. I can provide this treatment if interested. Dr. Lebowitz World Wellness Health Institute (610) 228-0400. www.WorldWellnessHealth.com ...Read more

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My patellar tendonitis (related with the knee) won't go away, any tips?

My patellar tendonitis (related with the knee) won't go away, any tips?

Get it evaluated: If knee exercises and nsaids do not help. It is time to have the problem evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Will my patellar tendonitis ever go away?

Will my patellar tendonitis ever go away?

Generally yes: Patellar tendinitis generally resolves with appropriate conservative care. If it fails to resolve with conservative care it can be treated with surgical debridement or newer ultrasound guided treatments. ...Read more

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How do I make my patellar tendonitis pain go away?

Exercise : Quadriceps strengthening is important for knee strength.It is important to be certain the structure of the knee is correct and the patella tracts correctly. We need to know of you have any muscle weakness and physical therapy will be important after you have seen your physician. ...Read more

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How do I treat patellar tendonitis that wont go away?

How do I treat patellar tendonitis that wont go away?

See Orthopaedic doc: Tendinitis is common in many joints, but can be particularly troublesome in the knees. Ice, braces and otc nsaid's are a good home treatments. If that is ineffective, see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. Physical therapy, oral/injectable steroids and/or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Farr
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Patellar Tendonitis (Definition)

Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more