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Dr. Jack Farr
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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

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Dr. Jack Farr
95 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

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more