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Knee Tendinitis


Presentation

  • Clinical Presentation Patellar tendinopathy, is one of many potential diagnoses for a patient presenting with anterior knee pain.[physio-pedia.com]
  • People present with an ache over the patella tendon. Most people are between 10 and 16 years old. Magnetic resonance imaging can reveal edema (increased T2 signal intensity) in the proximal aspect of the patellar tendon.[en.wikipedia.org]
Pain
  • Description Patellar tendinopathy is a source of anterior knee pain, characterised by pain localised to the inferior pole of the patella.[physio-pedia.com]
  • Patellar tendinitis Other names Quadriceps tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, jumper's knee, patellar tendinosis, patellar tendinitis Location of the pain in patellar tendinitis Specialty Orthopedics, sports medicine Symptoms Pain at the front of the[en.wikipedia.org]
  • I began my physio the same week, and was amazed at how quickly she was able to zero in on my pain. I had never been able to find it--it always seemed to move around and be a general pain, rather than in a specific spot.[blog.humphd.org]
Inflammation
  • Wacha was on the injured list from June 14 to Sept. 3, 2014, with a right shoulder stress reaction and from Aug. 9 to Sept. 13, 2016, with right shoulder inflammation. He is 1-0 with a 4.64 ERA in four starts this season.[espn.com]
  • […] person is still able to perform satisfactorily in his or her sport Stage 3 – Prolonged pain during and after activity, with increasing difficulty in performing at a satisfactory level Stage 4 – Complete tendon tear requiring surgical repair It begins as inflammation[en.wikipedia.org]
Collapse
  • He had me do a one-legged squat, and showed me how my knee and arch were both collapsing inward, which was causing more strain on my knee vs. hips, ankles, etc.[blog.humphd.org]
Weakness
  • Among the risk factors for patellar tendonitis are low ankle dorsiflexion, weak gluteal muscles, and muscle tightness, particularly in the calves, quadriceps muscle, and hamstrings. [4] It may be associated with stiff ankle movement and ankle sprains.[en.wikipedia.org]
Severe Pain
  • This is reserved for people with severe pain for 6–12 months despite conservative measures.[en.wikipedia.org]
Knee Pain
  • pain, often with an aching quality.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Description Patellar tendinopathy is a source of anterior knee pain, characterised by pain localised to the inferior pole of the patella.[physio-pedia.com]
Anterior Knee Pain
  • knee pain, often with an aching quality.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Description Patellar tendinopathy is a source of anterior knee pain, characterised by pain localised to the inferior pole of the patella.[physio-pedia.com]
Muscle Strain
  • I'm active and work out almost every day, so living with a certain degree of muscle strain and injury is my default state.[blog.humphd.org]

Treatment

  • [ edit ] Evidence for treatment is poor. [3] In the early rest, ice, compression, and elevation may be tried.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Miles, MD Updated: March 29, 2019 Explore this Article Diagnosing Patellar Tendinitis Relieving Immediate Discomfort Trying Conventional Treatment Options Exploring Advanced Treatments Show 1 more... Show less...[wikihow.fitness]
  • “Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of the Ultrasound-Guided Galvanic Electrolysis Technique (USGET) versus Conventional Electro-Physiotherapeutic Treatment on Patellar Tendinopathy.”[physio-pedia.com]
  • Every week I went to see her and had various treatments done (laser to stimulate blood flow and healing, electrode stimulation of my quad muscles, physical treatments on the tendon, etc.), while in between I worked on all these exercises and stretches[blog.humphd.org]

Prognosis

  • […] sports, being overweight [1] Diagnostic method Based on symptoms and examination [2] Differential diagnosis Chondromalacia patella, Osgood-Schlatter disease, patellofemoral syndrome, infrapatellar bursitis [1] [2] Treatment Rest, physical therapy [2] Prognosis[en.wikipedia.org]

Epidemiology

  • "Quadriceps tendinopathy: a review-part 1: epidemiology and diagnosis". Annals of translational medicine. 7 (4): 71. doi : 10.21037/atm.2019.01.58. PMID 30963066. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Santana, JA; Sherman, Al (January 2019).[en.wikipedia.org]
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