Knee Tendinitis Treatments in NJ

About Knee Tendinitis

Knee Tendinitis is also referred to as patellar tendonitis. It is a common injury or inflammation of the tendon that supports your kneecap (patella) by connecting it to your shinbone (tibia).

Anyone can develop tendinitis of knee. It is a frequent injury sustained by athletes, especially those who participate in volleyball and basketball. Knee tendinitis is also colloquially referred to as jumper’s knee.

Professional athletes are even at a higher risk of developing knee tendinitis; an estimated 40 to 50 percent of professional volleyball players have knee tendinitis.

Symptoms of Knee Tendinitis

  • Pain on the anterior of the knee.
  • Aggravated pain during physical activity, like jumping and running.
  • Aggravated pain with prolonged sitting.
  • Pain is usually related to a certain activity or set of activities.
  • Localized tenderness.
  • Stiffness on the knee, often in the morning.
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How is Knee Tendinitis Diagnosed

Our expert orthopedic specialists at Complete Medical Wellness Center take special care of their patients. To diagnose knee tendinitis, our specialist will:

  • Ask you about physical activity.
  • Symptoms that you are experiencing.
  • When does the pain aggravate.
  • Any remedies that you have tried.

Afterward, our orthopedic specialist will physically examine the knee in question and test the knee’s range of motion by bending and extending your leg.

Our specialist may also perform:

  • An X-ray to determine whether you have a kneecap fracture or possible kneecap displacement.
  • MRI to examine the tendon and show any damage.
  • Ultrasound to thoroughly examine the damaged tendon.

 

Knee Tendinitis Treatment

Knee tendinitis treatment depends on the severity of the damage sustained by the tendon.

 

How to heal Tendinitis in Knee with conservative options?

Conservative treatment options help reduce the pain and manage the symptoms.

  • Rest: You must rest your knee and limit physical activity.
  • Apply Ice: Apply cold packs on the injured knee periodically.
  • Compression: Use a bandage or more effective are Tendinitis Knee Braces, which help provide compression and promote healing.
  • Elevation: Elevate the injured knee with the use of pillows.

 

If Conservative methods bear no fruit, then the use of Medication is considered.

  • Our specialist may prescribe over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for short term management of pain and inflammation.
  • If the pain is severe, our specialist may administer a corticosteroid injection in the injured area; this is an effective method of managing pain.

 

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, as a module for knee tendinitis treatment, is effective. The goal of Physical Therapy is to manage pain and inflammation by stretching and strengthening of the leg and knee muscles. You can find expert physical therapists here.

 

Surgery

If all the above-mentioned treatments have failed to resolve the issue, then our board-certified orthopedic specialists recommend minimally invasive surgical options.

Arthroscopic surgery is used to repair the torn and damaged tendon using small incisions in the knee. It is an effective treatment modality with high success rate.

Complete Medical Wellness offers the finest Knee Tendinitis Treatments in NJ.

Complete Medical Wellness houses one of the best Orthopedic surgeons in New York and New Jersey, along with the latest state of the art medical equipment. We are able to provide our patients with the VIP care and excellent treatment that they deserve.

 

If you or your loved one is in pain because of Tendinitis of Knee, do not wait another day and Call us right now to schedule an appointment. Start living pain-free today!