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Should I wear a patella strap all day or only during exercise? I have patella tendonitis btw....Would it heal better by wearing all day
Patellar tendonitis: It may help to wear it more consistently. The basic idea of the strap is that it changes the force as it goes through the tendon. ...Read more
Quick question....Had mild patella tendonitis and has improved tremendously. ..Been 2 weeks...Got patella strap how many miles can I run a week now?
Had patella tendonitis 2weeks ago. Feels better. Start police academy 4 days. Should I use patella straps for support or not? Only gonna be doing 6mpw?
I think it help: I suggest to use it because they help if they properly. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I wear patella strap all day? Or only during exercise? Will it take stress off my patella tendonitis by wearing it all day?
Patellar strap: You can wear a strap all day, but it is not likely to benefit much. I recommend wearing only during exercise. ...Read more
Got patella tendonitis and bought patella strap for leg....What is recommended miles per week to run...Is 8mpw a good start and build up from there?
Start with PT: For tendinitis, anti-inflammatory medicines will help with the pain. But the real treatment is to stretch and strengthen the tendon. This is best done with formal physical therapy. Also, sometimes hip muscle weakness can contribute to knee tendinitis. Activity like running is generally ok as long as the pain is minimal. Start slow and build slowly. ...Read more
No. It alters force.: No. It actually alters the force across the tendon. ...Read more
I had patella tendonitis and patella strap has been helping no pain. But now I get pain on side knee. Been puttin strap really tight maybe tight?
Yes: Probably to tight. Give your knee a rest from the strap but add hamstring stretching to you plan to better balance te forces across your knee. ...Read more
Had patella tendonitis...Been using rice method 2weeks now+stretch+strenghing....Legs feel good can I start running again with patella straps?
Yes, start slow: Yes, you can resume running. I would make sure you are using shoes with adequate cushioning, in general running shoes need to be changed every 300-400 miles. I would start running on level surfaces and only for short distances and slowly advance as tolerated. Any recurrent pain, back down and ice. ...Read more
Can it hurt you if you run with a patella strap/knee brace? Even if I don't have tendonitis now but did in past
Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland. Com/category/knee/). ...Read more
Had patella tendonitis 3weeks ago. Used rice method. Now started police academy and got through 1st week wit no pain if I wear strap. Should I keep on?
Yes: I would continue to wear the strap for the time being. You should also work on stretching your quadriceps and hamstrings daily. I also recommend ice after your activities. ...Read more
Have patella tendonitis and was wearing strap during running had no pain. Now swelling down completely but now it hurts when I run...Why is this?
Inflammation of the: The patella tendon, runs from under the patella to the tibia, becomes inflamed with jumping, running, and other activities. It is helped by stretching the quads and hamstrings before activities. Alleve or Motrin may also help in the early treatment to relieve the inflammation. The strap reduces the stress on the inflamed tension during activity. ...Read more
Depends on injury: There are literally dozens of different patella injuries. Seek consultation with an expert to determine what type of injury you have and what the pros and cons of various treatment options are. ...Read more
Yes this condition can cause pain. Sometimes exercise and taping can help. Get evaluated by an orthopedist
Leukotape: There are lots of ads on the internet: eg, optp (a good company) http://www. Optp. Com/leukotape-p.Aspx "ideal for patellofemoral taping, shoulder realignment, muscle retraining. High tensile strength. Easy-to-tear for quick application. Aggressive zinc oxide adhesive. Contains latex." I could find only 1 medical study at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11880802. ...Read more
Patellofemoral pain: Pain just medial to the patella suggests patellar chondromalacia or patellofemoral pain.Cartilage of the kneecap can 'wear down' causing pain, 'catching' and referred pain to the inside of the 'kneecap'. Pain typically is worse w/ stair climbing, keeping your knee bent for long periods of time, squatting etc. See an ors for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Knee Pain: Recovery time for a subluxed or dislocated and spontaneously reduced patella varies greatly, but generally weight-bearing can be initiated as soon as tolerated and activity can be gradually resumed either with or without a functional rehabilitation program as tolerated. I expect a return to full activity within six weeks. ...Read more
See a gp or knee spe: Probably a meniscal ear or trauma...can you live with it? ...Read more
Strengthen: Strengthen your medial quadriceps, strengthen your hip abductors/gluteus medius and stretch your IT band. Consider utilizing a patellar stabilizing brace. ...Read more
Train quadriceps m: The patella subluxes laterally (to the outside) when the patellar groove is shallow or if the Q angle is high. The Q angle is the angle formed by the thigh muscle, the patella and the patellar tendon. Concervative therapy consist of terminal knee extension exercises. If that does not work, surgical lateral release is great. As a last resort the patellar tendon attachment can be transferred medial ...Read more
Questions I should ask os on upcoming initial appt s/p patella fx on 11/27/13. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Patella fx: Get a xray and ask how bone is healing. Its early in the healing but ask when you can move your knee and what type of exercises you can do. It takes about 6 weeks for the fracture to heal so there may not be much to do until that time. ...Read more