Patellar tendinitis: 3 causes of knee inflammation

Centro de la columna Vertebral: November 22, 2018

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Patellar tendinitis: 3 causes of knee inflammation

Patellar tendinitis causes knee inflammation. Learn more about the causes of this and take precautions. Take care of your joints: remember to see a specialist if you have constant pain or inflammation in your knees. Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon that connects the kneecap to the tibia.

Tendinitis

Tendinitis means inflammation of the tendons. These are fibrous structures that connect bones to muscles, are present in all joints and also have movement, so they are susceptible to wear and tear over time.

Causes of patellar tendinitis – inflamed knee

Most cases of patellar tendinitis respond to drug treatment and rest in a short amount of time. However, if the symptoms persist for several weeks or months it is possible that the underlying cause persists, so another type of treatment should be sought.

Injuries

Sports injuries are the main cause of inflammation in the joints in general. For blows or inadequate movements, even for not warming up properly, small tears in the tendons and other muscular structures can be produced. This causes inflammation as a response of the body.

Overload

La Overloading the knees can be due to overweight, running or walking for long periods of time, or natural wear and tear due to age. It is very important to wear proper shoes and avoid overweight to prevent these types of problems in the long run.

Diseases

Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation in the knees. In this case, other symptoms will occur: such as pain and stiffness. This disease does not directly affect the tendons, but the bad cushioning of the components can irritate or inflame them; in this case the disease must be taken care of and not only the inflammation.

See a CCV medical professional

At theCentro de la Columna Vertebral we can help you treat knee tendinitis, since we have comprehensive services, pharmacological treatments, physical therapy and rehabilitation (stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, neuromuscular bandaging, Iontophoresis, injected medications, etc.)

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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