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.
For patellar tendonitis I've heard of prp what exactly is that procedure and how many treatments is it. Is it experimental like I've been hearing?
See below: Prp is platelet rich plasma, which is obtained by spinning your blood in a tube, and then injected around the site of the lesion, whether its patellar tendon or elsewhere. Its being used for the last several years, for various diagnoses, and seems to be helpful in most patients. It can be repeated as needed.
Platelet rich plasm. You take blood from patient and centrifuge until you have the prp. This is injectedin joint or area of pain. Over weeks to months it will recruit stem cells to heal the area. No side effects since it is your own blood. Not experimental as there is plenty of data available.
PRP. Is an excellent therapy for patellar tendonitis. The research is early but it is not experimental. It is safe, and in small studies, has been shown effective. I see you are nearby. I can provide this treatment if interested. Dr. Lebowitz World Wellness Health Institute (610) 228-0400. www. WorldWellnessHealth. Com.
Quad strengthening. The biggest thing is working on quadriceps strengthening. The most important is straight leg rasing. The other part of exercise is to avoid deep flexion of the knees, any squats or leg presses should be done only to about 60 degrees of bending. Also, add hamstring stretching. Another helpful tactic can be icing 20 minutes 3-4x per day. If you can take alleve/motrin can be helpful.
Patellar tendinitis. Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, or regenerative injections.
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.
Usually Jumping. Overuse of your patellar tendon especially by jumping [aka jumper's knee]. The patellar tendon is the large tendon between your kneecap and your leg or shin bone. It is about three finger breadths long. Patellar tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon, will be painful to firm touching. It is not pain behind the kneecap, or pain at the joint lines, or pain of the tibial turbercle.