What could I do to remedy patellar tendonitis?

Knee brace. Wearing a knee brace will help to reduce strain on the knee as well as increase local temperature will can help with healing. It is important to reduce activity so as not to further injure the joint.

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Any herbal remedies for patellar tendonitis?

Inflammation. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion. Instead of nsaids I have had patients respond with arnica. Read more...
Many Possibilities. Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com. Read more...

What herbal remedies / tablets are recommended for patellar tendonitis?

Bowwellia. Bowwellia and bromelaina are recommended or a combination of horsetail, meadowsweet, and willow bark in equal measures three times daily. Read more...

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

It may . Hyperparic oxygen therapy has many indications and currently being researched for use in multiple conditions with some initial promising and some mixed results. This modality would not be the initial choice for treatment of a musculoskeletal injury unless would healing is also at issue. Read more...
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...
Hyperbaric. It does not cure most diseases. There are only a limited number of conditions that hyperbaric has shown to help as an adjunctive therapy including diabetic foot ulcer of a certain depth, radiation soft-tissue injury, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, aspergillosis of the sinuses, for examples. It has no place in the healing of patellar tendonitis according to the literature. Read more...

Being a dancer, I have slowly and gradually built up my extreme flexibility. Could these instense stretches be what caused my patellar-tendonitis?

Possible. Hypermobility (being very flexible) can lead to poor tracking of the knee cap (patella) in the groove on the femur (leg bone) which can lead do patellar-tendonitis. Quadriceps strengthening exercises can help as can an elastic knee brace with a whole for the kneecap which can improve tracking. Exercises for iliotibial band (it band) syndrome can also help. Read more...
Tendonitis. It is probably not the streches. It is more like the extreme activity of dancing leaping and jumping placing your muscles and tendons at high stress that resulted in the patellar-tendonitis. The stretching is probably protective to you. See your doctor for specific treatment for the tendonitis. Read more...

How could I get rid of patellar tendonitis?

Listen to your body. Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too. Read more...
Ouch. It is common in basketball players and jumpers and best treated with hamstring stretches, core and gluteal strengthening, a short coures of nonssteroidal medications and possible a chopat strap. No guarantee however that it will go away. Surgery can also be don in resistant cases. Read more...
Many Possibilities. Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com. Read more...

Any advice on patellar tendonitis?

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...

Does patellar tendonitis show up in mris?

Yes. This problem can also be picked up by ultrasound. However, you may not even need to do the test if your history and exam is suggestive of this diagnosis. Read more...
Yes/No. If its acute tendonitis you might see it on MRI as inflammation of the ligament. If its not acute it may show up as chronic tearing in the areas. Read more...

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...