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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 can/should I not do with patellar tendonitis?

What can/should I not do with patellar tendonitis?

See an orthopedist: You should see an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. Exercises and NSAIDs may help. Physical therapy can also be useful. ...Read more

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What activities am I allowed to do with Achilles tendonitis?

What activities am I allowed to do with Achilles tendonitis?

Try cycling, swimmin: Swimming is the best. Try cycling too. I would avoid negatives, toe raises, and treadmills. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do with an ankle sprain?

What exercises should I do with an ankle sprain?

Off weight bearing: You can run your feet hrough range of motion making figure eight's or spelling out the alphabet. You should also do peroneal tendon strengthening excercises. ...Read more

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What kind of knee brace do I need to help with my patellar tendonitis pain?

What kind of knee brace do I need to help with my patellar tendonitis pain?

Chopart strap: A chopart strap brace is used for patellar tenonitis. In addition, NSAID medication is utilized. (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

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What exercises should I do with an ACL tear?

What exercises should I do with an ACL tear?

In line exercises: With an acl tear, you can continue to exercise. However, you should stay away from any twisting, turning, rotational or lateral movements. Stay with in-line exercises such as elliptical, leg press, cycling, spinning, knee extension, hamstring curls, lunges, squats and walking. ...Read more

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What exercise can't I do with tendinitis? Should i avoid exercising if I have tendinitis?

Avoid overuse: Tendonitis is most often really a "soft tissue fatigue fracture" the tendon wears out because as we get older than 20 - 30 our tissues heal more slowly. Tennis elbow, shoulder "bursitis" , achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis are usually really tendonosis. The failure of micro trauma (usually from overuse) to heal. Rest and gentle eccentric exercises can often resolve symptoms in time. ...Read more

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What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

Was it repaired?: If you already have had it surgically repaired, then you have been assigned an orthopedist, whose advice, obviously you should follow. If it was not a full tear, and was not treated surgically, and it is a guessing game as to how much you can do with it. Rehab, per se, won't help your chances of further tear. It is inherent to the injury itself and your own situation, your ultimate success. ...Read more

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What activities can I do with a torn ACL before surgery?

What activities can I do with a torn ACL before surgery?

Prehab: The most important focus of the "pre-hab" stage prior to surgery is on your range of motion, quadriceps strength and hamstring flexibility. Your surgeon may suggest formalized physical therapy to assist in these exercise progressions. ...Read more

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Should I do leg workouts with a torn acl?

Should I do leg workouts with a torn acl?

Yes: Having a strong leg and thigh is helpful, in recovering from an acl injury and in getting ready for surgery to reconstruct. I suggest non impact, inline strengthening exercises. In addition, regaining range of motion and icing to get rid of any swelling is very important. ...Read more

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What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Eccentric Loading: Besides foot and calf stretching, studies have shown that eccentric loading exercises work best for resolving achilles tendonitis. An example of eccentric loading would be standing on a double step and jumping off landing on the balls of the feet. ...Read more

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What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Swim: Eccentric exercises are good for achilles tendonitis. May help the problem go away. Try and google to see specific pictures or videos of these exercises. ...Read more

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What should I do for Achilles tendinopathy?

What should I do for Achilles tendinopathy?

See specialist: Achilles tendonopathy is diagnosed clinically on exam and the type is confirmed by MRI (tendonosis +- partial tearing over degeneration). Treatment begins with resting the tendon, heel lift if mild or wearing a cam walker type boot with a heel lift for at least 1 month, this is followed by pt as tolerated. Platelet rich plasma injections (not steroid) have be recently used. Surgery if all fails. ...Read more

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I have patellofemoral syndrome on my right knee. How do you recommend i fix this? What stretches and workouts? And u recommend ankle weights?

I have patellofemoral syndrome  on my right knee. How do you recommend i fix this? What stretches and workouts? And u recommend ankle weights?

Physical therapy : Conservative approach initially with relative rest, considering a temporary change to low impact activity, physical therapy with quadriceps strengthening, assesing your footwear (orthotics otc or custom) and possibly icing after activity. Treatment should be individualized based on physical exam - may involve physical therapy with stretching of the hip, iliotibial band, hamstring and calves. ...Read more

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What should people with tendonitis avoid doing?

Rest/ ice / NSAID: Tendinitis is an acute inflammatory process of the tendon (attachment of muscle to bone). The area of involvement needs rest from the offending activity- often a repetitive overuse type injury. The inflammation can be treated with ice, topical non-steroidal and/ or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent taken by mouth (ibuprofen/ naproxen/ etc). Modalities used in physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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What do I need to ask about having knee surgery - arthroscopic on patellar tendon?

What do I need to ask about having knee surgery - arthroscopic on patellar tendon?

Success rate: Ask about the doctor's success rate with this surgery, risks during and after the surgery, restrictions after the surgery and expected recovery time- specifically ability to return to everyday and then athletic activities. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a dislocation with possible ligament or tendon tears?

What should I do if I have a dislocation with possible ligament or tendon tears?

Is it your first: If it is trauma your chance of conservative care and a good response are good if this is the second time it is another story if the first episode is in your teens and there is a recurrence that has the worst prognosis mri can show if the labrum and capsule have been torn. ...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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What can I do about patellar tendonitis?

Quad 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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