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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