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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

Dr. Jack Farr
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Patellar Tendonitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

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 more

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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

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

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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?

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 more

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What is the best way to cure patellar tendonitis?

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

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What exercises are available for patellar tendonitis?

Patellar tendinitis: Exercises for patellar tendinitis include eccentric quadriceps strengthening --promoted by walking backwards on a treadmill, short arc quads, friction ice massage of the patellar tendon, and kinesio taping. ...Read more

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What kind of knee exercises would help with the pain im experiencing with my patellar tendonitis.

What kind of knee exercises would help with the pain im experiencing with my patellar tendonitis.

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 more

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Took 1 month off from intense exercise for patellar tendonitis, did stretches with trainer. Still hurts to walk and started limping more. Advice?

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 more

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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)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more