What can you do to reduce tendonitis in the knees?

I play basketball, pick up games with the fellas on the weekends sometimes and occasionally during the week. I can’t really dunk because of tendonitis in my knees, I know that’s the reason why I can’t dunk. My legs are strong, I’m fast. It’s that bending of the knees part before moving upward to jump. Is there any remedy for tendonitis in your knees? I know I’d see improvements in my jumping ability if it weren’t for that. Any suggestions?

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  1. Here’s what the medical site said:

    Non-impact aerobic conditioning,
    Flexibility training for quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups,
    Decrease in predisposing factors,
    Use of physician prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications,
    Use of theraputic modalities, such as: Ultrasound, Electric Muscle Stimulation, or Iontophoresis*,
    Cryotherapy (ice massage or ice packs),
    Strengthening exercises, such as: leg press, side step-ups, and mini squats


  2. Hi,

    I found this great article on tendonitis! I have given you the key points and also the link to the full articel:

    What is Patellar Tendonitis?
    As with all cases of tendonitis, patella tendonitis is simply the inflammation, degeneration or rupture of the patellar ligament and the tissue that surround it, leading to pain and discomfort in the area just below the knee cap.

    What causes Patellar Tendonitis?
    Overuse is the major cause of patellar tendonitis. Activities that involve a lot of jumping or rapid change of direction are particularly stressful to the patellar ligament. Participants of basketball, volleyball, soccer, and other running related sports are particularly vulnerable to patellar tendonitis.

    Patellar tendonitis can also be caused by a sudden, unexpected injury like a fall. Landing heavily on your knees can damage the patellar ligament, which can lead to patellar tendonitis.

    What are the Signs & Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis?
    The major symptom of patellar tendonitis is pain in the area just below the kneecap. Activities like walking, running and especially squatting, kneeling or jumping will cause increased pain and discomfort. Swelling is also commonly associated with patellar tendonitis.

    Patellar Tendonitis Treatment
    Patellar tendonitis is just like any other soft tissue injury and should be treated accordingly. This involves the application of R.I.C.E.R. (R) rest, (I) ice, (C) compression, (E) elevation and obtaining a (R) referral for appropriate medical treatment. The following two points are of most importance.


    Good Luck I hope this info helps!

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