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How can I tell wether my 13 y/o son has SLJ or Jumpers knee?

How can I tell wether my 13 y/o son has SLJ or Jumpers knee?

Pain knee cap: Pain at bottom part of knee cap- it involves a growth plate- usually needs more flexibility needs some physical therapy primarily for stetting of hip flexors and hamstrings- see an Ortho doc ...Read more

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How to treat grade 2 jumpers knee?

How to treat grade 2 jumpers knee?

PRICE: This can be treated with PRICE - protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation. Recommend core and quad strengthening and stretching as well. Ice as needed for pain and swelling, anti-inflammatory medication as needed for pain and swelling as well. Knee brace. Modify activities if they cause too much pain until symptoms resolve. See your doctor if your pain persists. May need further testing ...Read more

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Jumpers knee in both knees is getting bad- RICE and the knee strap isnt working. Is a wheelchair necessary? I dance 5 days a week

Jumpers knee in both knees is getting bad- RICE and the knee strap isnt working. Is a wheelchair necessary? I dance 5 days a week

Walking & stretching: Do not use a wheelchair if at all possible. Walking should minimize stress on patellar tendons. Stretching the qudriceps & patellar tendons will help with the addition of NSAID (Aleve, etc.). A compression sleeve may help too. Rarely, after obtaining an MRI to visualize the damaged tendon on the deep side just off the kneecap-- surgical debridement (arthroscopic) may be indicated. Ortho eval now ...Read more

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If your are diagnosed with jumpers knee and you did what the doctor said and it still hurts what else should I do?

If your are diagnosed with jumpers knee and you did what the doctor said and it still hurts what else should I do?

Physical Therapy: Depends on what your physician advised you to do. Many patients benefit from modalities which can be administered at physical therapy such as iontophoresis. Topical inflammatory medicine can also be useful. If all else fails, some people may be candidates for arthroscopic surgery to treat the condition. ...Read more

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I have jumpers knee, will playing basketball help to strengthen my knee, so i will have no pain or just damage my knee further? Surgery?

I have jumpers knee, will playing basketball help to strengthen my knee, so i will have no pain or just damage my knee further? Surgery?

Need rest: "jumpers knee" or patellar tendon tendinitis is aggravated by stop/ start, acceleration sports and jumping. So basketball is especially 'bad' on jumper's knee. Rest from bb, nsaids , ice massage to the origin of the patellar tendon and NSAID / pain creams are helpfulonly for severe cases that don't improve w/ above and show degeneration of tendon on MRI is surgery performed.Gl! ...Read more

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Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both?

Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both?

Yes: Common in runners, basketball and volleyball. Treatment consists of rest, ice, nsaids, quadriceps stretching and strenghtening and slow progressive return to previous activity level as pain subsides. Therapists can help with the correct program for you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee)?

Tenderness: The area just below your knee cap to the bony protrusion of your upper tibia (about 6 cm in length) is the patellar tendon. If it is tender to touch or painful when you squat or extend your knee, you may have patellar tendonitis. This condition is sometimes very resistent to treatment. If you experience pain there for a prologed period of time, i suggest that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have jumpers knee (patellar tendinitis)?

How do I know if I have jumpers knee (patellar tendinitis)?

Pain at tendon: Usually diagnosed by pain with palpation over the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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Can I give my 95lb , 15 year old daughter alieve for her jumpers knee? And if she's hurting after her game we are letting her miss game tomorrow .

Can I give my 95lb , 15 year old daughter  alieve for her jumpers knee?   And if she's hurting after her game we are letting her miss game tomorrow .

Ice, Rest and Antiinflammatories: In general if there is pain only AFTER the activity, cryotherapy (ice/cold) 10-20min for 3-4 times should help. Make sure to avoid direct skin contact (frostbite) and take breaks in-between applications. With a young athlete, my first concern is overuse injuries. I recommend considering a period of rest (such as skipping a game/practices) to see if pain resolves. Since this injury is primarily inflammation, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen (Aleve) are reasonable. But if your daughter needs Aleve after every event, it is time to consider extended rest or an orthopedic evaluation. You don't want to risk more severe injury. ...Read more

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Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?

Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?

Yes: If at some point you aggravated your knees doing a workout, you can start the inflammatory process and if you don't properly manage the tendonitis it can chronically ache and not recover properly. A good stretching and proper strengthening program monitored by a physical therapist under your doctors supervision is appropriate. ...Read more

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Maggie 15 yrs. Since Nov. jumpers knee. Plays soccer for high school and challenge team. Been 2 times to ortho Dr. Wears band. How long hurt? Cure?

Maggie 15 yrs. Since Nov. jumpers knee. Plays soccer for high school and challenge team. Been 2 times to ortho Dr. Wears band. How long hurt? Cure?

Chopart strap: patellar tendinitis usually gets better with proper PT, which would include stretching the quads and hams, improving hamstring flexibility, and minimizing the symptoms with meds and modalities. ...Read more

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What are trigger points for jumper's knee?

What are trigger points for jumper's knee?

Patella tendon: Jumper's knee refers to patella tendonitis which we see commonly in jumping athletes in sports such as basketball or volleyball. With your knee extended straight your knee cap will be tender at the very bottom of it, this tenderness tends to reduce with the knee bent. The site of the problem is where your patella tendon attaches to the patella or "kneecap". ...Read more

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Where are trigger points that can help jumper's knee symptoms?

Where are trigger points that can help jumper's knee symptoms?

Patellar tendinitis: This condition typically is treated with activity modification, nsaids, a chopat strap, and exercise program/physical therapy. Sometimes injections or , in very rare cases, surgery. ...Read more

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Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

No: You're better off with a hinged knee brace so you have the lateral support. ...Read more

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How can you get tendonitis of what they call "jumper's knee"?

How can you get tendonitis of what they call "jumper's knee"?

See details: This is actually patellar tendinitis. It is an overuse injury from repetitive overloading of the extensor mechanism of the knee. Risk factors including ankle issues, weak glutes and muscle tightness in the calves, quads and hamstrings. ...Read more

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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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I play volleyball and am experiencing knee pain? What is jumper's knee.

I play volleyball and am experiencing knee pain? What is jumper's knee.

Jumper's knee: Jumper's knee is an alternate term for patellar tendinitis, the tendon that connects the lower pole of the knee cap to the shin. It is subject to injury with repeated jumping. It is best treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy , appropriate orthotics, warm ups and gentle stretching. ...Read more

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