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What activities should I do with patella tendinitis?

What activities should I do with patella tendinitis?

Gentle stretching.: Once you've iced, taken some anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen, naproxen) and rested a little (avoid running and jumping initially after an injury), then you can work in some gentle quad stretching and strengthening exercises. Eccenentric quad exercises work well. Things to avoid: deep lunges. Lunges don't make kneecaps happy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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What athletic activities can I still do with patella tendinitis?

Minimize impact: Patellar tendinitis is also known as "jumper's knee". Activities that involve any impact or jumping need to be avoided. Activities such as swimming are recommended. ...Read more

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What are some good stretches or exercises for patella tendinitis?

What are some good stretches or exercises for patella tendinitis?

Patella exercises: Reduce your activity level on things that you notice bother your knee. Quad stretch lie on back bending knee and touching to floor, foot near buttock. Avoid deep squats. Avoid lunges all together. Avoid stairs when possible. Stretch before and after exercise. Ice after exercise. Perform leg presses with light weight only the last 30 degrees. Same with squats. Bicycle seat high just reaching pedals. ...Read more

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Believe I have developed patella tendinitis, what can I do to stop the pain when being active. Running, jumping, lifting, Ect....

Believe I have developed patella tendinitis, what can I do to stop the pain when being active. Running, jumping, lifting, Ect....

Patellar tendonitis: Inflammation which we commonly feel as pain is the bodies way of letting us know that something is wrong. Most of the time when it involves the knee cap,it is a result of doing too much ( eg running) too quickly. So. One of the best ways to help yourself is to decrease at least by a third the frequency and length of time doing the activity. One can also help by using ice, stretching, taking NSAIDs ...Read more

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Have patella tendinitis...Feels a lot better only dull ache sometimes...Been 2weeks..Using rice method...Can i start running slow again like 6mpw?

Have patella tendinitis...Feels a lot better  only dull ache sometimes...Been 2weeks..Using rice method...Can i start  running slow again like 6mpw?

Perhaps: It is extremely important to stretch your quads mechanism. This will, in combination with anti-inflammatories, give you increased pain relief. Symptoms will dictate your activity level. ...Read more

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He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

Knee sprain/strain: You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability.An MRI should reveal what structures are injured.I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made..Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain.You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. ...Read more

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How can one cure patella tendonitis for a drummer?

How can one cure patella tendonitis for a drummer?

Rest: I know that's not what you want to hear, but you are describing an overuse injury. Physical therapy evaluation is a good idea, since you may have an imbalance of muscle tone associated with this frequent repetitive motion. ...Read more

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