What can I do to treat patellar tendonitis?

RICE it. The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume.

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How to treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

A common problem. Most postoperative patellar tendinitis is "self-limiting" and tends to fade away during the course of the necessary rehabilitation for your new ligament. Stretching, icing, NSAIDs, and motion or often all that is needed to make the tendinitis go away. Read more...
This is common. It is very common for someone to have this after surgery. It occurs more often with autogenous PT grafts. Ice often, stretch you hamstrings, do cross-friction massage in area that is most tender, take some NSAID's as needed, do stim at PT, try Ketoprofen skin patches and just wait. If is has been longer than 18months, then consider trying a PRP injection. 14% of patients can have it long term. Read more...

How is patellar tendonitis treated?

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. Read more...

How do you treat severe patellar tendonitis?

Multiple modalities. Typically a patient must rest and ice and take anti-inflammatories. Physical therapy with eccentric strengthening of the tendon is essential to return to pain free activity. I prescribe electric stimulation and ultrasound therapy to my patients who have severe recalcitrant tendonitis. Read more...

What are some ways to help treat, heal and cure patellar tendonitis?

Phys. therapy helps. Nonoperative measures usually thwart a significant case of patellar tendinitis. Physical therapy can be perscribed to help fine tune a personalized stretching program to both treat and prevent this problem. Nsaids can also be of benefit. Read more...

How to treat patellar tendinitis?

Many ways . Rest from the offending activity, with jumping being a common cause. Ice, nsaids and a patellar tendon strap. Physical therapy with a focus on quad stretching and strengthening. Advanced injections, percutaneous tenotomy or debridement surgery are options for cases that don't respond to traditional measures. Read more...