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Does Patellar Tendonitis Ever Go Away Permanently?

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A while ago Jonathan asked, and I’m paraphrasing: “Does patellar tendonitis ever go away again permanently?” It’s a question that keeps coming back and if you’ve had tendonitis for a while, you’ve probably asked yourself the same thing. To answer this we’ll first do quick recap of what research has to say about recovery time. This will give us a good baseline for our expectations, but...

Should You ICE Patellar Tendonitis?

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One of the most common questions that people keep emailing me is “Do you recommend icing for patellar tendonitis?” And to give you a precise answer: it depends. Watch the video or read the transcript below to learn more.

Patellar Tendonitis Treatment

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Diagnosis Your doctor will diagnose your injury by inquiring about your history and by using a combination of manual examinations1 and imaging tests such as ultrasound or MRI. MRIs and x-rays are also used for differential diagnosis, to rule out other knee injuries with similar symptoms. However, in some cases patellar tendonitis is difficult to diagnose, because tendons can be painful with a...

Patellar Tendonitis

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Patellar tendonitis is an injury of the tendon that connects your kneecap – the patella – to your shinbone. You use the patellar tendon every time you extend your leg, like when you’re kicking, running, or jumping, which is why patellar tendonitis is most common in jumping sports such as volleyball or basketball. However, it can occur in non-athletes as well. Getting rid of patellar tendonitis...