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What are some treatments for knee tendonitis?

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Some treatments available for knee, or patellar tendonitis is the use of pain medications, such as Tylenol and Advil states Mayo Clinic. Physical therapy can also help relieve the condition.

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Physical therapy for patients suffering from knee tendonitis, also known as "jumper's knee," include stretches and strengthening exercises. Patients also may be advised to wear a patellar tendon strap to keep to keep pressure off the afflicted tendon. If common medications and physical therapy is not effective, doctors can treat the condition using corticosteroid injections, and in rare cases, surgery to repair the tendon. Knee tendonitis is most often caused by injuries that occur when too much stress is put on the knee, notes Methodist Orthopedics. It can also occur with overuse of the knee.

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