The Fastest Way To Heal Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is an injury of the knee. Having healthy, mobile knees is important for everyone, but especially for people who like to stay active. If you are struggling with this injury, Dr. Tchejeyan can help. Here is a little more information on healing tendonitis of the patella.

Physical Therapies

Like most injuries, tendonitis in the patella needs to heal via a combination of treatments and time. Because healing time depends on the severity of the injury, it’s impossible to give a universal answer as to how long it will take your injury to heal.

However, the physical therapies that Dr. Tchejeyan offers through his clinic can be incredibly helpful and effective ways to speed up the healing process of your injury. Physical therapies can help to strengthen the muscles around your knee as well as keep your joints mobile, which will help with healing.

Surgeries

Depending on how severe your injury is, Dr. Tchejeyan may recommend surgery if you have a knee injury. The decision to perform surgery on a patient is never taken lightly at his clinic, and he will always assess what the proper diagnosis for you and your goals is.

When performing surgeries, Dr. Tchejeyan aims to be as minimally invasive as possible. While many large hospitals push major procedures for injuries like this, Dr. Tchejeyan provides you with the least invasive option possible while still ensuring that you get the treatment you need.

What Causes This Injury?

There can be a variety of factors that lead up to injuries of the patella like this one. Sometimes a physically traumatic injury can cause tendonitis in the patella.

Often, this injury, also known as “jumper’s knee”, is caused by overuse of the knee. The repeated stress that your knee’s tendons experience causes tiny tears in the tendon. Your body will attempt to repair these tears, but the more you use the muscles the more difficult it will be for your body to repair them. This can cause inflammation and pain in the knee.

Who Is at Risk?

Understanding if you might be at risk for this particular injury can help you prevent it from occurring in the first place. This will save you a lot of pain and discomfort, and it will prevent you from having to potentially get surgical treatment.

Dr. Tchejeyan focuses not only on treating injuries but also on preventing them. If you do a lot of physical activity, you have chronic illnesses, or tight leg muscles, you might be more at risk for this injury. Dr. Tchejeyan will be able to provide you with the prevention advice you need to keep your knees healthy and mobile.
A knee injury is never fun, and it can take a while to heal. Fortunately, our clinic is here to help. If you have a knee injury and you are looking for effective and minimally invasive treatment, call TJN Ortho today.