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Patellar Tendonitis Treatment Exercises
Not sure?: This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow. I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more
For patellar tendonitis I've heard of prp what exactly is that procedure and how many treatments is it. Is it experimental like I've been hearing?
PRP: is an excellent therapy for patellar tendonitis. The research is early but it is not experimental. It is safe, and in small studies, has been shown effective. I see you are nearby. I can provide this treatment if interested. Dr. Lebowitz World Wellness Health Institute (610) 228-0400. www.WorldWellnessHealth.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have patellar tendonitis and I slipped on stairs and aggravated the tendonitis. I'm in physical therapy but my knee is still buckling
Quadricep 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
Relative rest: Tendonitis can be difficult to treat and can take a long time to heal. This is often an overuse injury to reduction or modification of exercise is needed. Immobilization may be needed in severe cases. Physical therapy is helpful to work with muscular imbalances. There are modalities that can also be used to reduce and pain inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took 1 month off from intense exercise for patellar tendonitis, did stretches with trainer. Still hurts to walk and started limping more. Advice?
Rest: stick with your current course of management these issues oftentimes take several weeks to resolve the need for surgery would be very unusual in a 16 year old patient with an isolated soft tissue problem from overuse. you should experience some improvement with rest if not you may require further evaluation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prolotherapy & PRP: Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) goals, in the case of patellar tendonitis, is to markedly reduce the tissue degeneration occurring within the patellar tendon at the time of injury. They decrease pain at rest, with daily activities, and during aggressive sports activities. It would be great if either one of these modalities was the cure all - not yet. Still more patients to be studied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the severity of the tendinitis and how long it has been present. You should figure anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months but it can be up to 6 months. ...Read more
Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?
Yes: If at some point you aggravated your knees doing a workout, you can start the inflammatory process and if you don't properly manage the tendonitis it can chronically ache and not recover properly. A good stretching and proper strengthening program monitored by a physical therapist under your doctors supervision is appropriate. ...Read more
Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.
Find the cause first: Start with the cause for overloading the anterior knee (tight hamstrings, flat feet, weak quads) and address these first to prevent a recurrence. Initial treatment focuses on rest, unloading with a patellar band, pt, orthotics, and oral anti- inflammatories (if tolerated). I am not a big fan of steroid injections near the tendon due to risk of rupture. Prp is promising but still in its infancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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