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Does bicycling aggravate runner's knee and patellar tendinitis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
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Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon.
You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve.

In brief: It can

Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon.
You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: It can

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.

In brief: It can

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.
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