Patellar Tendinitis Treatment
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The anatomy of the knee is quite a complex one, and because of this, there are a variety of ways that patellar tendinitis can develop. However, the most common form of the injury occurs when the quadriceps muscles and patellar tendon work together to extend (straighten) the leg at the knee joint. This action puts a great deal of stress on the patellar tendon, and over time, the repetitive stress can cause the tendon to become irritated and inflamed.
This problem is commonly referred to as jumper’s knee because it is often seen in athletes who participate in sports that require a lot of jumping (such as basketball and volleyball). However, anyone who regularly puts stress on the knee joint (including runners and weightlifters) can develop patellar tendinitis.
Our Treatment Options
We are the best clinic for Patellar Tendinitis treatment in town and can help you get on the road to recovery as soon as possible. We offer a variety of treatments, including:
- Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is often used to treat patellar tendinitis. The therapist will work with you to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, which can help to take some of the stress off of the patellar tendon.
- Orthotics: Orthotic devices, such as knee braces or arch supports, can help to take some of the stress off of the patellar tendon.
- Corticosteroid Injections: Corticosteroid injections can help to reduce inflammation and pain.
- – Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the patellar tendon.
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If you think you may be suffering from patellar tendinitis, make an appointment with us today. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will get you back on your feet as soon as possible.