What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

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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What is the best way to cure patellar tendonitis?

Quadricep stretching. Simple quadriceps stretching (statically bringing ankle via flexed knee toward buttocks while standing ) with help alleviate the pain and inflammation from patellar tendinitis. Physical therpay may help with this. Nsaids may also be of benefit. Limiting the activity that caused the tendinitis is also important to obtain efficient healing. Read more...

So how should I best deal with this patellar tendonitis since I've been dealing with it a year and it just keeps coming back and can be painful?

Frequent stretching. Chronic tendinitis occurs due to overload of the tendon leading to changes to the tissue. Try to avoid bent knee actvities (squats, stairs, lunges). Stretching of quad and hamstrings, ice massage, ultrasound, tissue massage, patellar strap. Some success with topic creams. Prp controversial. Rarely surgical. Read more...

How to deal with chronic patellar tendonitis after 5 yrs?

Problematic. This is not a simple answer as patellar tendinosis (chronic tendonitis) can be hard to get rid of. If you have tried physical therapy, arch supports, braces with no relief and your sx are frequent i would consider a procedure called fenestration with or without prp (platelet rich plasma). There is another procedure called prolotherapy. If these fail, i would consider a surgical debridement. Read more...

Can prolotherapy be a cure to patellar tendonitis? Or platelet rich plasma? Which is best?

Prolotherapy & PRP. Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) goals, in the case of patellar tendonitis, is to markedly reduce the tissue degeneration occurring within the patellar tendon at the time of injury. They decrease pain at rest, with daily activities, and during aggressive sports activities. It would be great if either one of these modalities was the cure all - not yet. Still more patients to be studied. Read more...
Hmnnn. In an 18 yr old the best tx for 'jumpers knee' or patellar tendinitis is rest from the offending activity , NSAID ( ibuprofen , etc) , hamstring stretching and ice massage. If symptoms persist despite above > 3-4 months then an MRI may be indicated. See an ORS w/ arthroscopy / sports medicine fellowship for evaluation. Best of Luck! Read more...

How do I deal with my patellar tendinitis?

Exercises. Quads exercises can help. You can try heat or cold. Nsaids may also be beneficial. It is important to know why you have it. It can be mechanical, sports related, jumpers knee, tendon tear but it can be an enthesitis as part of a systemic inflammatory arthropathy. Your evaluation will look at these issues. Read more...