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Reasons for having just one knee have pain just inferior to my knee cap and having severe pain in the patella tendon area when I squat. Treatment? 19
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Maybe
It sounds like you may have patellar tendinitis one on side.
This may reflect a tightness or weakness in your hips or hamstrings or other subtle anatomic variant that makes you predisposed. Treatment is a period of rest, appropriate stretching, ice, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening directed by a trainer or therapis. Other modalities, such as ultrasound, may help. See a doctor.

In brief: Maybe
It sounds like you may have patellar tendinitis one on side.
This may reflect a tightness or weakness in your hips or hamstrings or other subtle anatomic variant that makes you predisposed. Treatment is a period of rest, appropriate stretching, ice, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening directed by a trainer or therapis. Other modalities, such as ultrasound, may help. See a doctor.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Tendinitis usually
Very difficult and frustrating condition for those of us who exercise.
Rest, anti inflammatories, refraining from squatting , running , stairclimbing for four to six weeks is often required followed by pt. It is usually just one knee. Yes, i empathize as i had this and there is no quick fix. Most do resolve. If not, i would hang in there and see an orthopaedist.

In brief: Tendinitis usually
Very difficult and frustrating condition for those of us who exercise.
Rest, anti inflammatories, refraining from squatting , running , stairclimbing for four to six weeks is often required followed by pt. It is usually just one knee. Yes, i empathize as i had this and there is no quick fix. Most do resolve. If not, i would hang in there and see an orthopaedist.
Dr. Paul Kovatis
Dr. Paul Kovatis
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