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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?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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