Patellar tendinitis

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  1. spidey

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    Guys, anyone experienced Patella Tendinitis - i am having this pain on my right knee....and is bugging me, dr says might be due to this?

    Any idea how to cure this - please don't ask me to stop exercising....
     
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    From what i've read online, it's micro tears in your pattellar tendon that cause inflamation.

    The most obvious solution is, and i know you won't like it, is rest. The more you play on an aggravated tendon, the more it will hurt and the risk of you damaging it severely and surrounding areas increase.

    I'm no doctor and like i said, i've only just read up on this online. But speaking from experience, surgery on your knees is something you want to avoid. It's not the time out of the game that is the worst, it's little things you take for granted like peeing (assuming you're a guy) and showering standing up, sleeping with your legs relaxed and losing them is the real hell.

    You can take pain killers, anti inflammatories and ice the knee but if it's chronic, this will be something you have to manage.

    Prevention is always better than cure.
     
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    I had it a long time ago. took 3 months off and it completely went away.
     
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    Thanks, but to totally stop my activities is difficult..:-(
     
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    you mean, didn't involve in any activities at all....completely drop everything? No badminton, no gym, no running...
     
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    nothing that involve using the knee heavily.
     
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    I have chronic patella tendonitis in both of my knees. The chronic part if not a medical term, it's just that it's recurring, probably because I didn't listen to my body in the past and pushed through it (hint, hint).

    It used to be much, much worse, now it's just mild and doesn't flare up as often, altough the day after a session, I'm always a bit tender. What worked for me was strengthening the muscles surrounding the knees, increasing my flexibility, taking time for a proper warm-up and cooldown at each session and taking up low impact activities for conditionning (cycling and hiking) instead of just relying on badminton. Badminton is hard on the body and you need a certain level of conditionning when starting out of when trying to up your game pace/level. Sadly, for mere mortals with day jobs and so-so genetics like me, badminton is rarely the activity we should increase the volume of to increase conditionning.

    I also always ice my knees after a session and take ibuprofen on the day of and the day after. I have realized that playing badminton means I'll have some nagging pains there, but if it's your first flare up, might I suggest resting ?
     
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    Thank you....
    Just a ques, Long term medication not much effect?
     
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    How do you come to that conclusion? See a specialist, did an x-ray?
    It could just be osteoarthritis; Arthritis.


    Check if you have the following symptoms. https://www.healthline.com/health/osteoarthritis-stages-of-oa-of-the-knee

    Either way, wear proper knee support while you play.

    Strengthening is key.

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    I had it, to the point where walking was extremely painful, could not go up and down stairs.

    After many physiotherapy sessions, it is completely cured.

    Secret is:
    1) NOT PLAY. Seriously, this is the single biggest factor unfortunately.....

    2) Extensive leg/hip stretches everyday

    3) Strength conditioning of my weaker thigh/hip muscle groups

    4) Massage of tight muscle groups around the calves

    Although I advise to see a physiotherapist first, everyone's situation is different
     
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    Yes, confirmed by a Dr....he says to start physio...
    I am thinking of seeking a 2nd opinion via TCM...
    Is there any other medication to take that will help?
     
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    Thanks Bro.... looks like to heal is to really lay off sports for a while!
    But the question is how Long?
    I run almost 20km a week and cycle close to 50km a week and plays Badminton almost every alternate days...
     
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    Hmm, that explains it. Cycling also puts a lot of strain on your knees and patella tendonitis is a common injury due to it.

    Depending on what stage your tendonitis is, if it is mild then a few weeks of rest. If moderate then maybe 2-3 months. If it is severe then you might never recover back to full capacity.

    Seems like you have the mild version, I would take it safe and rest longer so that you don't end up with irreversible damage
     
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    thanks bro, resting now, no more running, jumping and cycling, just upper body exercises....but dr did not prescribe any medication.
    Is there any medication? i read just some anti-inflammatory, but once the effect wears off, the pain will return..is this true?
     
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    The medication is mostly just for pain relief. I wish it was as easy as taking a pill:D:D That would be revolutionary for all athletes!
     
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    but those anti-inflammation medicine would reduce the inflammation and with that the pain will subside. Follow up with low activities and not aggravate the condition, wil help the recovery of the knee...

    just a layman's view i guess....hahahhah
     
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    In theory yes, but in my experience rest and stretching are still needed :)
     
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    I am also having patellar instability problem. For this I am wearing Hinged Knee Brace which is very helpful. You can try this based on your doctors advice.
     
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    Inflamation is usually the result of stress induced damage. If stress is still applied (you continue to play even though you are in pain), the medication might cut back on the inflamation somewhat, but it will probably not be enough. The reason I take ibuprofen (and sometimes naproxen which is more efficient imho) before and after badminton is because I have underlying damage that doesn't seem to heal as soon as I take up badminton again. My knees will go back to ''normal'' after 3-4 weeks once the winter badminton session is gone and I'm good for about 3 weeks once I start again in September, but then I just have to manage the pain. You don't want to get to that imho.

    I know it can be rough to decrease or even stop the physical activities that we love, but sadly, rest, medication and physio all play a role in eliminating the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.
     

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