Doctor insights on:
Kt Tape Knee Tendonitis
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
Possibly: It band is a long band of tissue (similar to a tendon) than runs on the side of the thigh from hip to knee. It band sydrome can cause pain through out the area, mostly commonly in the side of the knee. ...Read more
Quadriceps stretches: The most common tendinitis around the knee involves the patella tendon that starts on the lowest point of your kneecap and ends on the prominent point on the front of the tibia. The easiest effective stretch involves stretching the quadriceps and extensor mechanism by bending the leg back gently so that the heel touches the back of the thigh. Hold stretch for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nsaid's and ice: Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons so medications, such as ibuprofen or Aleve, (naproxen) are very appropriate if there is no underlying stomach problem or allergy. Otherwise resting from activities that make it worse, icing and providing compression in the form of a wrap may all be beneficial. They also make a type of band that can be placed around the arm/knee to reduce pressure. If persistent, see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had what believed patella tendonitis..Cause of pain under knee...Now it feels better but get occasional pain on side of knee...What is this?
Many possibilities: First, it depends which "side" you mean. There are many stabilizing structures in and around the knee. On the sides of the knee are collateral ligaments, one on the outside (lateral) and one on the inside (medial). There are two menisci, one each side. And there are tendons that cross the knee on both sides. Inflammation, overuse or injury to any of these structures could cause your pain. ...Read more
Can going back to running and military workouts after pat tendonitis if you have very min discomfort on side of knee cause a tear or more damage?
Potentially: Probably the biggest risk of resuming activities after having patellar tendinitis would be to have it recur, or to injure some other part of the knees. That being said, though, many can resume full activites without any more problems. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Knee hurts from tendonitis and im going out of town next weekend and i wanna feel good so i can enjoy vacation. What can I do to keep the pain down?
Qquad stretching: Simple quadriceps stretching (statically bringing ankle via flexed knee toward buttocks while standing ) with help alleviate the pain and inflammation from patellar tendinitis. Physical therpay may help with this. Nsaids may also be of benefit. Limiting the activity that caused the tendinitis is also important to obtain efficient healing. ...Read more
Exercise: Staying active tends to keep your joints healthy. Low impact sports such as walking probably best. It's possible but not proven that joint health with vitamin c and glucosamine supplements may help, but probably not that much if at all (there are other benefits to vitamin c however). If lifting weights, use good form. ...Read more
Can tendonitis bi-lateral cause a serious injury to the knee 27 years later after previous injury has completely healed?
Not necessarily: No. But the problem previously could have been a precursor to your problem now. Overuse tendinitis can be from being overweight or over active on your patellar tendon. Later you can develop arthritis in your knee, especially under your kneecap. Reducing your weight, avoiding jumping, running, squatting and kneeling, wearing good cushioned arch supported shoes should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain at the front part of knee and along the inside . I was told it was tendonitis a month ago, but has gotten worse is this something serious?
Knee: Who diagnosed tendinitis? Which tendon- one goes over knee cap? Or could it be medial or collateral ligaments. Unless know exact diagnosis on mechanical part malfunctioning? Comsult physician see which treatment is right- rehab exercises, transdermal meds, knee bracing. Common is patello femoral syndrome. Simple knee strap is available pharmacies, but need diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer