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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Patellar Tendonitis (Overview)

Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland. Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery.


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Being a dancer, I have slowly and gradually built up my extreme flexibility. Could these instense stretches be what caused my patellar-tendonitis?

Being a dancer, I have slowly and gradually built up my extreme flexibility. Could these instense stretches be what caused my patellar-tendonitis?

Tendonitis: It is probably not the streches. It is more like the extreme activity of dancing leaping and jumping placing your muscles and tendons at high stress that resulted in the patellar-tendonitis. The stretching is probably protective to you.
See your doctor for specific treatment for the tendonitis. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
102 Doctors shared insights

Patellar Tendonitis (Overview)

Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland. Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery.


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What are the symptoms of patellar tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of patellar tendinitis?

Pain below kneecap: Achy pain in your patellar tendon especially when you jump [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your leg or shin bone. It is about three finger breadths long. Patellar tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon, will be painful to firm touching. It is not pain behind the kneecap, or pain at the joint lines, or pain of the tibial turbercle. ...Read more

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Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?

Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?

Clarify diagnosis: You need re-evalaution, muscle strengthening with the pt but also on your own many times a day. Will need x-rays and maybe ultrasound/mri in addiiton to clarify the diagnosis. Need to clarify what you meen and don't work. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat patellar tendonitis?

RICE it.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume. ...Read more

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How is patellar tendonitis treated?

How is patellar tendonitis treated?

Patellar tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, or regenerative injections. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

Ice and PT: Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon attaching your knee cap to your shin bone. It is best treated by a regular icing program and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help treat, heal and cure patellar tendonitis?

What are some ways to help treat, heal and cure patellar tendonitis?

Phys. Therapy helps: Nonoperative measures usually thwart a significant case of patellar tendinitis. Physical therapy can be perscribed to help fine tune a personalized stretching program to both treat and prevent this problem. Nsaids can also be of benefit. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of patellar tendonitis?

Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies / tablets are recommended for patellar tendonitis?

What herbal remedies / tablets are recommended for patellar tendonitis?

Bowwellia: Bowwellia and bromelaina are recommended or a combination of horsetail, meadowsweet, and willow bark in equal measures three times daily. ...Read more

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How do I prevent a relapse of patellar tendinitis?

How do I prevent a relapse of patellar tendinitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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Patellar tendonitis cures?

Relative rest: Things to try: regular NSAID use, restrict painfull activities (squattting and kneeling), restore quadricep strength and stretch illiotibial band. ...Read more

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What's patellar tendonitis?

Injury pat. Tendon: Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of patellar tendon, an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to your shinbone. ...Read more

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Patellar tendonitis. What is it?

Patellar tendonitis. What is it?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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How do I get patellar tendonitis?

How do I get patellar tendonitis?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". This is typically considered an overuse injury but can be exacerbated by hamstring tightness. Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections. For more info http://drmarkgalland. Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/. ...Read more

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What will help patellar tendonitis?

Quad strengthening: The biggest thing is working on quadriceps strengthening.
The most important is straight leg rasing. The other part of exercise is to avoid deep flexion of the knees, any squats or leg presses should be done only to about 60 degrees of bending. Also, add hamstring stretching. Another helpful tactic can be icing 20 minutes 3-4x per day. If you can take alleve/motrin can be helpful. ...Read more

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How is patellar tendonitis treated?

Patellar tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, or regenerative injections. ...Read more

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Any advice on patellar tendonitis?

Any advice on patellar tendonitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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What is patellar tendonitis exactly?

What is patellar tendonitis exactly?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. ...Read more

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What is patellar tendonitis caused by?

What is patellar tendonitis caused by?

Usually Jumping: Overuse of your patellar tendon especially by jumping [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your leg or shin bone. It is about three finger breadths long. Patellar tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon, will be painful to firm touching. It is not pain behind the kneecap, or pain at the joint lines, or pain of the tibial turbercle. ...Read more

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What can I do about patellar tendonitis?

Quad 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

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Will my patellar tendonitis ever go away?

Will my patellar tendonitis ever go away?

Generally yes: Patellar tendinitis generally resolves with appropriate conservative care. If it fails to resolve with conservative care it can be treated with surgical debridement or newer ultrasound guided treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat patellar tendonitis?

RICE it.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe patellar tendonitis?

Multiple modalities: Typically a patient must rest and ice and take anti-inflammatories. Physical therapy with eccentric strengthening of the tendon is essential to return to pain free activity. I prescribe electric stimulation and ultrasound therapy to my patients who have severe recalcitrant tendonitis. ...Read more

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How serious is a patellar tendonitis injury?

Depends: The seriousness of patellar tendonitis injury depends on how it affects your function. If your activities are not affected then it is not too serious, but if you are substantially hampered then it is more serious. ...Read more

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How long will patellar tendonitis take to heal?

How long will patellar tendonitis take to heal?

It depends: This depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms and the treatment plan. A rehab program can sometimes take 4-12 weeks to resolve symptoms completely. If surgery is done, sometimes recovery can be accelerated to approximately 6 weeks, though surgery is not the first option for this condition. ...Read more

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What is patellar tendonitis, and what causes it?

Inflammation: It is an inflammation of the ligament (mislabeled a tendon) from the kneecap (patella) to the leg bone (tibia). It is associated with running activities, most commonly jumping i.e. Basketball. ...Read more

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How do I make my patellar tendonitis pain go away?

Exercise: Quadriceps strengthening is important for knee strength. It is important to be certain the structure of the knee is correct and the patella tracts correctly. We need to know of you have any muscle weakness and physical therapy will be important after you have seen your physician. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

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