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Doctor insights on: The Best Running Shoes For Patellar Tendonitis

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Are running and osgood shclatter / patellar tendonitis related?

Are running and osgood shclatter / patellar tendonitis related?

No: 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

Dr. Frank Holmes
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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 http://drmarkgalland. ...Read more


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How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

Exercise but need: Exercise is the best way, but you need imaging like ultrasound or MRI to see what the tendon looks like ...Read more

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My doctor says I have patellar tendonitis. What are the best treament options?

My doctor says I have patellar tendonitis. What are the best treament options?

Med, phys. Therapy: Antiinflammatory medication to help with inflammation, physical therapy to stretch the muscle-tendon unit and strenghen the thigh muscle. Once you see doctor, doctor can prescribe what best for you ...Read more

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Can prolotherapy be a cure to patellar tendonitis? Or platelet rich plasma? Which is best?

Can prolotherapy be a cure to patellar tendonitis? Or platelet rich plasma? Which is best?

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

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What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

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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Is going to a sports medicine clinic for my patellar tendonitis the best option?

Is going to a sports medicine clinic for my patellar tendonitis the best option?

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

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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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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?

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

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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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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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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

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How do I treat patellar tendonitis that won't go away?

How do I treat patellar tendonitis that won't go away?

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

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What should one do if they were just told that they have patellar tendonitis?

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

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I was wondering if hyperbarics could also work for for patellar tendonitis I know athletes use it alot?

I was wondering if hyperbarics could also work for for patellar tendonitis I know athletes use it alot?

Not likely: Patellar tendonitis is not a recognized diagnosis for hyperbaric treatments. The athletes that say they use it are mostly getting in a small oxygen tent. There is no increased pressure which is required for hyperbaric oxygen treatments. ...Read more

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Can I do yoga with my patellar tendonitis?

Can I do yoga with my patellar tendonitis?

Yes: Many people practice yoga with various injuries. The important principle of yoga is that there should be no pain in any posture or flow that you do. If there is, you should modify the posture to one that does not cause pain. Yoga can be strenous but it should not be painful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of patellar tendonitis fast?

How can I get rid of patellar tendonitis fast?

Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion. ...Read more

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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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Is patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery common?

Varies: It does vary somewhat. Anterior knee pain is more common if the graft was taken from the patellar tendon itself as opposed to the hamstring or an allograft. I would let your surgeon know you are having problems. ...Read more

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How can I treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

How can I treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

See details: You can treat it by consulting with the surgeon who did the ACL repair and following his/her advice. ...Read more

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Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both?

Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both?

Yes: Common in runners, basketball and volleyball. Treatment consists of rest, ice, nsaids, quadriceps stretching and strenghtening and slow progressive return to previous activity level as pain subsides. Therapists can help with the correct program for you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee)?

How can I tell if I have patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee)?

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

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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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Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?

Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?

Yes: When you have knee pain, especially involving your extensor mechanism (quad muscle, tendon, patella, patellar tendon) you don't fire your quad right and this can cause feelings if weakness or buckling. Rehabilitatin should help this. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more