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What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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