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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices. You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. Read more...

G-daughter had 2 knee surgeries n < a yr 2 fix dislocated knee cap still limited n using knee w/o pain now has patellar tendonitis what % 4 future use?

Refer to answer. Usually patella tendonitis is due muscle power disproportion. Unfortunately what most physical therapist concentrate on quad exercise. Buy a pair of ankle weights of 20 lbs. Put it on her ankle. Lie on stomach and do back ward leg exercises 100 set per day. Twice a day each time for 15 minutes put ice pack on patella tendon. Cold lazer three secession helps it tremendously. Read more...

Does bicycling aggravate runner's knee and patellar tendinitis?

It can. 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. Read more...
It can. Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon. You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve. Read more...

What are the different symptoms for knee tendonitis and patellar tendinitis?

Tendonitis. Pain and swelling at the anterior knee, worse with getting up from a seated position, worse with stairs, squats, lunges, etc. May have some localized warmth, numbness, or tingling. Read more...

What can I do to fix knee patellar tendonitis or what should I to make it hurt less?

Conservative care. Doctors typically begin with less invasive treatments before considering other options, such as surgery. Medications pain relievers such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) or Naproxen (aleve, others) may provide short-term relief from pain associated with patellar tendinitis. Therapy a variety of physical therapy techniques can help reduce the symptoms associated with patellar tendinitis, incl. Read more...