Tendonitis of the Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)
Tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis) is a condition that describes the inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are thick, fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. The tendon in the knee that attaches the quadriceps muscle to the shin bone is also known as the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon allows the muscles in the thigh to extend. This motion allows you to kick a ball, ride a bike, and climb stairs. Patellar tendonitis is most commonly seen in athletes whose sports involve jumping. It is also commonly seen in middle to older aged adults, and those who perform repetitive tasks that involve the knees.
Tendonitis Knee Pain Symptoms
- Pain, tenderness, or soreness below the knee cap
- The pain is aggravated with movement that involves the quadriceps muscles (muscles located on the front of the thigh)
- A dull ache or pain below the knee cap once activity has stopped. Eventually if the problem persists then there will be a constant ache and it will often make it difficult to sleep at night.
- Possible swelling below the knee cap
- Stairs may be difficult to climb
Tendonitis Knee Pain Causes
If the patellar tendon is chronically strained then tendonitis (tendinitis) in the knee may develop over time. There are number of reasons why an individual develops tendonitis in the knee.
- Being overweight
- Tight, inflexible, improperly stretched quadriceps muscles
- Muscle imbalances in the quadriceps muscles
- Being bowlegged or knock-kneed
- If the knee cap is improperly aligned
- Intense, frequent physical activity that puts strain on the knees
Tendonitis Knee Treatment
Instead of masking the symptoms of tendonitis knee pain with anti- inflammatory pills or cortisone shots Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program treats the root of the problem without drugs, knee injections, or knee surgery. Dr. Schnee’s painless Cold Laser Therapy Knee Program in Dallas-Fort Worth, helps eliminate the inflammation in the patellar tendon allowing it to heal. Her Tendonitis knee pain treatment program also helps strengthen, and rehabilitate the muscles surrounding the knee so that the tendon stops being strained.
Why Choose Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program in Dallas-Fort Worth?
The reason patients travel from around the world to undergo Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program is due to her extensive knowledge and experience in treating tendonitis knee problems using non-invasive Cold Laser Therapy to help avoid surgery. Her office has performed over 25,000 Cold Laser treatments (and counting) for people suffering from various knee conditions. Patients and doctors seek her advice and care if they want to avoid knee injections, knee surgery, or if their knee surgery was unsuccessful. She has treated patients suffering from mild to severe arthritis, bursitis, Baker’s cyst, meniscal tears, tendonitis knee pain, chondromalacia patella, failed arthroscopic surgery or knee replacement surgery, and the list goes on.
In 2001, Dr. Alexandra Schnee graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Valedictorian of her class from Parker College of Chiropractic. She is a Texas Board Certified Chiropractor, and holds a Bachelors of Science in Anatomy. Moreover, in 2007 due to Dr. Schnee’s experience in treating knee pain with cold lasers she was invited to join the renowned Medical Advisory Board for ML830 Cold Lasers. In addition she is a member of NAALT (North American Association of Laser Therapy) and WALT (World Association of Laser Therapy). She is a published and peer reviewed author on the topic of Cold Laser Therapy. In April 2009 she was chosen as Doctor of the Month on Spine-health.com for her work with Cold lasers.
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