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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rest, ice anti-inflm

Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks.
Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, i would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back.

In brief: Rest, ice anti-inflm

Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks.
Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, i would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back.
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Christie Lehman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: IF it is tendon...

Figure out why you're getting the knee pain.
Certain things predispose you to tendonopathy- training errors, foot mechanics, pelvic/hip weakness and rotation. You can alter footwear and the way you run. You can try orthotics and improving foot/ankle mechanics with stretching. Improve strength at hips. Returning to run gradually. Can take weeks to months. Don't run through more than mild pain.

In brief: IF it is tendon...

Figure out why you're getting the knee pain.
Certain things predispose you to tendonopathy- training errors, foot mechanics, pelvic/hip weakness and rotation. You can alter footwear and the way you run. You can try orthotics and improving foot/ankle mechanics with stretching. Improve strength at hips. Returning to run gradually. Can take weeks to months. Don't run through more than mild pain.
Dr. Christie Lehman
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Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stretching

Runners usually get tendinitis of the it band on the outside of your knee.
Verify this with your doctor. If it is, then stretching the it band is best treatment. Therapy will help. Make sure your shoes are good as well as arch support.

In brief: Stretching

Runners usually get tendinitis of the it band on the outside of your knee.
Verify this with your doctor. If it is, then stretching the it band is best treatment. Therapy will help. Make sure your shoes are good as well as arch support.
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
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