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Common Knee Tendonitis Symptoms and the Best Way to Treat Them

August 21, 2022


Summertime’s sunny weather and blue skies allow you to find more outdoor adventures than normal. For example, your super relaxing beach day suddenly turns into a fun pickup game of beach volleyball. Your muscle memory is pretty good from your high school days, and you’re diving, serving, and spiking pretty well. The next day, however, makes you realize that it’s been more than a few years since your sophomore year, and your knee is swollen and tender. With the amount of jumping you completed, you might be suffering from knee tendonitis, which is also known as jumper’s knee. This condition is caused by an inflamed patellar tendon, which connects your kneecap to your shin bone.

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At Pain Treatment Specialists, we specialize in a variety of knee pain conditions, including knee tendonitis. If you’re experiencing inner knee bone pain or pain above the kneecap, it affects your ability to walk, run, or climb stairs. Our nationally recognized pain doctors understand how knee pain impacts your daily life, and strive to find solutions with minimal recovery time. The knee pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists only utilize minimally invasive knee pain treatments such as nerve blocks and steroid injections for effective knee pain relief. Schedule an appointment with one of our conveniently located knee pain clinics in NYC, northern NJ, or Long Island and find long-lasting knee pain relief.

Common knee tendonitis symptoms include pain when running or walking, pain when bending your leg, and swelling. This condition is also known as jumper’s knee, and is easily treated with interventional pain medicine. Schedule an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and see how our nationally recognized knee pain doctors treat knee tendonitis with minimally invasive treatments.

What are Common Knee Tendonitis Symptoms?

There’s a reason why knee tendonitis is also known as jumper’s knee. This condition is caused by repetitive jumping motions that put extended pressure on your knee joint. The force of the repetitive landings causes stress on your patellar tendon, which may then become inflamed. Your knee’s patellar tendon connects your kneecap to your shin bone, and if left untreated could lead to a patellar tendon tear or a torn patellar tendon. Common knee tendonitis symptoms include:

  • Sharp pain under the kneecap
  • Inner knee pain when straightening the leg
  • Knee pain on the interior side
  • Pain when running or jumping
  • Swelling and tenderness around your patellar tendon
  • Tenderness behind the lower part of your kneecap

Risk factors for tendonitis knee include repeated stress from jumping caused by sports such as basketball or volleyball.

If you’re experiencing knee tendonitis symptoms, it’s best to contact an interventional pain doctor. At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of nationally recognized knee pain doctors treat this condition with cutting-edge procedures that are also minimally invasive.

What Helps Tendonitis in the Knee?

During your consultation at Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll have time to explain where your knee hurts, and what types of movements produce the most pain. From here, your knee pain specialist completes a gentle physical examination, and orders additional images if needed. Then, your treatment plan is outlined. One of the core philosophies of Pain Treatment Specialists is treating various types of pain with the most conservative treatments available. Some of our knee pain treatments include:

  • Physical Therapy: Your physical therapist uses jumper’s knee treatment exercises to build strength in your leg muscles. This is a preventative measure, and ensures that you will have enough strength in your knee joint and leg muscles to avoid a similar injury in the future. Additionally, the work to relieve your current pain through stretches and heat and cold therapies.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections: Also known as PRP therapy, this cutting-edge treatment uses your blood’s platelets to promote healing and growth. This treatment involves almost no risk, since you’re using your own blood. It is shown in multiple studies to speed up the healing process of your patellar tendon.
  • Steroid Injections: A corticosteroid injection provides targeted and powerful knee pain relief. Completing a steroid injection first allows many patients enough pain relief to successfully complete a physical therapy program.

During your meeting with the knee pain specialists at Pain Treatment Specialists, you’ll learn the cause of your knee pain, as well as the best treatment plan.

Can I Treat Jumper’s Knee at Home?

There are some ways to treat jumper’s knee through at-home remedies. Our knee pain specialists recommend following the RICE strategy for pain, which stands for “rest, ice compress, and elevate.” This series of steps greatly reduces pain and swelling in your knee. Rest your knee from the sports or activities that are causing pain, and ice in 20-minute intervals. Compress your knee with a bandage or brace for additional support, and elevate your knee while sitting. You can also use over-the-counter medications for knee pain relief throughout the day.

Get back to the beach and another pickup volleyball game by addressing your knee tendonitis symptoms. At Pain Treatment Specialists, our board-certified knee pain doctors are ready to help you relieve your knee pain and get back on the sand!

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Dr. George Hanna

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Certified in anesthesiology, as well as interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Dr. Hanna received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School and a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hanna was then appointed Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School – training new graduates for over 3 years in anesthesiology and pain management techniques at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

You can book a consultation with Dr. Michael at our Pain Treatment Center in New York or NJ.

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Dr. Shane J. Volney

Harvard Medical School | NY Pain Specialist

Dr. Volney is passionately devoted to improving the quality of life of his patients through a unique, balanced approach to pain relief treatment. Understanding the major impact of pain on an individual’s energy, sleep, mood, relationships, and general well-being.

Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Centers in New Jersey and New York City. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.

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Dr. Laura Lombardi

Harvard Medical School | New Jersey Pain Specialist

Dr. Lombardi is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for complicated surgeries. 

Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey. 

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Common Knee Tendonitis Symptoms and the Best Way to Treat Them ultima modifica: 2022-08-21T14:25:00-04:00 da JJ Madrigal