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The Best Running Shoes For Patellar Tendonitis
Os good schlatter is the result of a developing slight change in the knee over the anterior tibial apopysis where the anterior tibial tubercle is larger and tender and xrays show changes
its a self limiting condition and ceases when the anterior tibial tubercle finally fuses at the age of 16. ...Read more
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 more
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
Sounds reasonable: You would want to see an orthopedist who specializes in knees. It would make sense to find one in a sports med clinic. ...Read more
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
So how should I best deal with this patellar tendonitis since I've been dealing with it a year and it just keeps coming back and can be painful?
Frequent stretching: Chronic tendinitis occurs due to overload of the tendon leading to changes to the tissue. Try to avoid bent knee actvities (squats, stairs, lunges). Stretching of quad and hamstrings, ice massage, ultrasound, tissue massage, patellar strap. Some success with topic creams. Prp controversial. Rarely surgical. ...Read more
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
See Orthopaedic doc: Tendinitis is common in many joints, but can be particularly troublesome in the knees. Ice, braces and otc nsaid's are a good home treatments. If that is ineffective, see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. Physical therapy, oral/injectable steroids and/or surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Acute or chronic?: It depends on the cause. If the tendinitis is acute and caused by injury the important treatment is rest. If you have chronic tendinitis it may require physical therapy, medication, and/or injection. If all else fails there is also surgery for some types of tendinitis. At your age there is a seperate problem which often looks like tendinitis called chondromalacia patellae. PT is its treatment ...Read more
I was wondering if hyperbarics could also work for for patellar tendonitis I know athletes use it alot?
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
See details: You can treat it by consulting with the surgeon who did the ACL repair and following his/her advice. ...Read more
Tenderness: The area just below your knee cap to the bony protrusion of your upper tibia (about 6 cm in length) is the patellar tendon. If it is tender to touch or painful when you squat or extend your knee, you may have patellar tendonitis. This condition is sometimes very resistent to treatment. If you experience pain there for a prologed period of time, I suggest that you see your doctor. ...Read more
See below: It might ease the pain. It doesn't get better, you need to your doctor. ...Read more
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
Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?
My right knee looks like it has a dent in it. I have patellar tendonitis and was wondering if that was part of the tendonitis or something else?
Knee: Patellar tendinosis is a breakdown of tissue. Having a defect or dent from partial tear is possible. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with patellar tendonitis and been to numerous ortho docs none of them want to do anything is there a way to get rid of the pain?
Patellar tendonitis: Consider seeing a non-orthopedist since this they've told you it's surgical. A doctor specializing in pm&r (physiatry) or sports medicine, as well as some pain management doctors may provide you with lots of useful tips & specific exercises. If pt has failed, certain types of injection therapy (prp, prolotherpay, "cortisone") may be tried and can be very effective in controlling your symptoms. ...Read more
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