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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
No pain: No swelling, full mobility. IF NOT see an orthopedist. ...Read more
My knee has hurt for 3 months. It hurts anytime i flex my quad or is kept bent for to long. Could this be jumpers knee or something worse?
Yes: Yes, you could have a knee ligament issue. I suggest consult with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Pain at tendon: Usually diagnosed by pain with palpation over the patellar tendon. ...Read more
I know i can rest my "jumpers knee" so i can get back to day to day walking, but i can't jump without pain. What will surgery do?Will i be pain free?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer