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Learn About the Different Types of Knee Tendonitis and How It’s Best Treated

September 30, 2022


Knee tendonitis is a common knee pain condition caused by overuse or repetitive motions. Your knee is a complex configuration of muscles, joints, and tendons that is responsible for bending and flexing your leg. Imagine how difficult it would be to sit if you had to keep your legs straight! If your job requires repetitive motions like bending and squatting, you’re more prone to develop knee tendonitis. This condition occurs when your knee’s tendons are irritated or have small tears. However, there are different types of tendonitis depending on what repetitive motion you’re making, and where your knee pain occurs.

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At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of Harvard-trained knee pain doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide variety of knee pain conditions. Whether you have pain above the kneecap, inner knee pain when straightening the leg, posterior knee pain with extension, or inner knee bone pain, our team of interventional pain doctors can help. Our nationally recognized knee pain specialists utilize minimally invasive treatments for knee pain that are both highly effective and long-lasting. Schedule an appointment at one of our pain clinics in northern NJ, Long Island, or NYC today and find solutions for your chronic knee pain.

What are the Various Types of Knee Tendonitis

Knee tendonitis is characterized by inflammation and tiny tears of your knee’s tendons caused by repeated stress or repetitive motions. This is why it’s frequently nicknamed “jumper’s knee.” Common types of knee tendonitis include per anserinus tendonitis and popliteus tendonitis.

Learn about common typed of knee tendonitis when you meet with the knee pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists. Our team of Harvard-trained pain doctors are experts in interventional pain treatments such as steroid injections and PRP therapies designed to speed your healing and minimize recovery time. Schedule an appointment at one of our pain clinics in NYC, Long Island, or northern NJ and find relief from your knee tendonitis.

Per anserinus tendonitis is one of the most common types of tendonitis, and most often afflicts runners. The per anserinus tendons are just below the knee joint, and stops your leg from twisting outward while running.

Popliteus tendonitis is caused when you excessively roll your feet inward while running, which is most common when running downhill. This extra stress causes inflammation or tearing of this tendon.

Knee tendonitis makes it difficult to live your life normally. Your tendons are inflamed and very painful when moved, so walking, running, and climbing stairs become difficult tasks. If a joint near the inflamed tendon moves, this also causes extreme pain in your tendons. Instead of living with this intense pain, book an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and find relief from your knee tendonitis symptoms.

What is the Best Treatment for Your Patellar Tendon?

Sometime, tendonitis heals on its own. With enough rest and recovery, the small tears or inflammation resolve themselves. However, if your knee pain continues to return, it’s time to find minimally invasive solutions for your knee pain. At Pain Treatment Specialists, our knee pain doctors know what helps tendonitis in the knee and how to find effective pain relief.

Steroid injections are highly effective at providing powerful knee pain relief. Your knee pain specialist identifies the area for injection and then administers the corticosteroid shot. This medicine provides concentrated pain relief and greatly reduces swelling. The best part about this treatment is that you’ll be up and on your feet the same day with no recovery time.

Physical therapy is often used in conjunction with steroid injections to prevent further tendonitis flare-ups. Your physical therapist knows how to build the muscles around your knee to provide additional support and stability. They can also administer heat and cold therapies to relieve your current pain and swelling. Steroid injections are often useful to reduce your pain enough to begin a course of physical therapy sessions.

Platelet-rich plasma injections use your own blood to facilitate growth and healing. PRP injections are commonly used to treat tendonitis, injured ligaments, and strained muscles. Your doctor injects your platelet-rich blood into the injured area, which begins new cell growth and regeneration.

If you’re experiencing sharp pain under the kneecap, mcl bursitis symptoms, or knee pain lateral movement, contact Pain Treatment Specialists. Our team of Harvard-trained knee pain specialists are ready to find a customized treatment plan that works to relieve your type of knee tendonitis.

How Can You Prevent Knee Joint Pain?

While some injuries like tendonitis are unavoidable due to the repeated stress on your tendons, you can prevent knee joint pain by following a few simple steps to reduce your risk. Maintaining a healthy weight puts less stress on all of your joints, and is good for your overall health. Make sure you warm up and stretch properly before beginning any athletic activities, and consider switching to more low-impact activities like swimming or yoga. Weight training builds overall strength and allows you to better control small muscle groups. Invest in quality footwear that has proper arch support and plenty of cushioning. Also, if you participate in a sport with a lot of jumping, you may want to consult with a sports trainer to see if you can modify your form to prevent future injuries.

Patellar tendonitis, also known as knee tendonitis, affects your body every time you move. Instead of gritting through the pain, book an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and find out how much better you’ll feel after your customized knee pain treatment plan.

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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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Learn About the Different Types of Knee Tendonitis and How It’s Best Treated ultima modifica: 2022-09-30T15:46:11-04:00 da JJ Madrigal