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Knee tendonitis is a an injury due to inflammation or irritation of the knee tendons and causes pain, swelling, tenderness and stiffness of the knee. This typically occurs as an overuse injury and actually covers four possible sub types of tendonitis. The typical symptoms of knee tendonitis are pain, stiffness and swelling of the knee, usually in the region of the injured tendons. Mild to moderate cases of this injury are treatable using the R.I.C.E. approach (rest, icing, compression and elevation). Your doctor may also suggest non steroidal anti inflammatory druds (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and inflammation if they are severe. Cortisone injections may also be used. If the condition is persistent and resists conservative treatment, surgery is another option.
The term “knee tendonitis” is actually an umbrella expression that covers four different sub-types of tendonitis:
Each of the types of knee tendonitis we have listed above has a somewhat different cause:
Knee tendonitis symptoms usually include some or all of the following:
The majority of knee tendonitis cases fortunately react positively to conservative approaches to treatment. Accordingly, your doctor will likely start by suggesting an R.I.C.E. approach:
If the knee tendonitis does not respond to these approaches, your doctors may consider cortisone injections. However, you should only consider this treatment if your doctor is sure it is necessary. Cortisone injections into the tendon can actually cause it to deteriorate and cause the injury to become long term and chronic in nature.
If the above conservative treatments do not help, your doctor may suggest referring you to a surgeon. As with cortisone injections, you should approach this step with caution as it can have unintended side effects. Be sure to thoroughly discuss its pros and cons (especially the latter) with your surgeon before agreeing to undergo surgical intervention. And do not be afraid to get a second opinion if you think it may help.
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