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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.
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.
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.
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.
No. It alters force.: No. It actually alters the force across the tendon.
Does a patella strap help heal patella tendonitis by not moving tendon as much or should I only wear during exercise?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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/).
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.
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.
Quad strengthening: The commonest cause for patellar pain is secondary to quadriceps weakness caused by some softening of the cartilage under the patella and it usually gets better with exercises in addition to rx of the underlying patellar /knee problem.
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.