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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
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