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Old 11-20-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
Scott Meyer
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I used to have tendonitis in my knee a little over a year ago. It is back again, but not nearly as worse this time.

I was wondering if any of you know any other treatments besides icing it, and staying off it?
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Which tendon?

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Old 11-20-2005, 10:52 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with body parts.
It is on the outside of my right knee.

http://images.webmd.com/images/hw/me...w/nr551499.jpg
If I had to guess by looking at that picture, it would be the Patellar Tendon, that runs up and down the side of my knee.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:32 AM   #4
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Massage your quadriceps - use elbow of same side arm when sitting for easier massage. Go deep, search for hard knots or rubber-like parts of the muscle, apply good pressure, use slow strokes in one direction, for about a minute or so, several times a day.

For the spots to massage, have a look at those pictures (you would massage where the cross is - the red stuff is the pain area):

- http://www.coventrypainclinic.org.uk...tusfemoris.JPG
- http://www.coventrypainclinic.org.uk...usmedialis.JPG
- more info about what this is all about at http://www.coventrypainclinic.org.uk...troduction.htm

Good luck and fast recovery,

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Old 11-21-2005, 02:36 AM   #5
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Ah, and you might also want to take a look at http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messa...html#POST59709 - short summary of the trigger point article in the CrossFit Journal.

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Old 11-21-2005, 07:29 AM   #6
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Warm up your knees really well before you work out. I have tendonitis in my knees also. I normally use a cream called blue emu, because it helps to warm up the tendons. And then after your workout ice them and take ibuprofen.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:35 AM   #7
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Take Christian's advice first. I thought I had patellar tendonitis last year and it turned out that I had a trigger point in my vastus medialis. After a few days of massaging the trigger point the pain went away.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:12 PM   #8
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You might also check out:
http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/knee/indexquadinsertion.h tml
and
http://www.triggerpointbook.com/
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:42 AM   #9
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Re: Knee Tendonitis

I just want to tag a question on to this thread. I've had a problem with my quad tendon at the knee for a couple of months now. I've had it checked out by a physio and she just thought it was a bit of tedonitis, did a bit of ultrasound and massage. She'd told me to continue icing as see fit but on squats to only do partial squats instead of full CF squats. Told me to comeback in two weeks if not better. Seems to be at its worst when at 90 degree angle of the squat or jst below parallell. It's a little tender to touch on the kneecap.
For the rest should I cut out all my squatting movements (free squats/snatches/back squats etc, wall ball) completely to give it a chance of recovering? I've been icing it intermittently and just started with ibuprofen today. Not been to crossfit for the last week too.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:35 AM   #10
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Re: Knee Tendonitis

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I just want to tag a question on to this thread. I've had a problem with my quad tendon at the knee for a couple of months now. I've had it checked out by a physio and she just thought it was a bit of tedonitis, did a bit of ultrasound and massage. She'd told me to continue icing as see fit but on squats to only do partial squats instead of full CF squats. Told me to comeback in two weeks if not better. Seems to be at its worst when at 90 degree angle of the squat or jst below parallell. It's a little tender to touch on the kneecap.
For the rest should I cut out all my squatting movements (free squats/snatches/back squats etc, wall ball) completely to give it a chance of recovering? I've been icing it intermittently and just started with ibuprofen today. Not been to crossfit for the last week too.
On tendonitis wfs
http://eshlow.blogspot.com/2009/06/on-tendonitis.html

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