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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not sure?

This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow.
I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time.

In brief: Not sure?

This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow.
I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry

In brief: Maybe

High power eswt works by stimulating the bodies natural repair mechanism, there are no studies on the patellar tendon but it should help.
Lower power shockwave is pretty useless. A newer treatment called prp has been proving successful for chronic tendonitis.

In brief: Maybe

High power eswt works by stimulating the bodies natural repair mechanism, there are no studies on the patellar tendon but it should help.
Lower power shockwave is pretty useless. A newer treatment called prp has been proving successful for chronic tendonitis.
Dr. David Tobin
Dr. David Tobin
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