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How long does knee tendonitis last?

by Alivia Nyhan
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With the actions of the day to day or physical exercise, we expose ourselves to a lesser or greater extent to significant injuries. Since the disability it can cause us can be restless, people will try to recover as soon as possible, especially in knee or tendon injuries where our ability to walk independently can be frustrated.

Balancing the need for rapid healing with efficient repair of the affected ligament, at FastlyHealwe explain how long knee or goose foot tendonitis lasts according to its different degrees of progress and the traditional resources used for its treatment.

What is knee tendonitis

The knee tendinitis , patellar tendinitis, or also called anserina tendonitis, jumper, of anserine or tendinopathy patellar, is a condition caused by irritation and wear the pes anserinus tendon or patellar tendon, which is located in the inner region of the knee (behind) and composed of several muscular ligaments. This problem is more frequent in athletes in specialties such as bodybuilding, athletics, marathons and in individuals with obesity or osteoarthritis.

Depending on whether it is caused by accident, sports injury or chronic wear and tear, as well as other conditions that the person presents or not, the duration of the recovery of the same can vary . Below we explain what the recovery time is according to the progression or complication of tendonitis.

Mild patellar tendonitis: recovery time

Goose foot tendinitis in its grade I or milder, is characterized by the presence of pain after training or physical effort in the area. In such circumstances, a recovery process is not necessary, but it is necessary to apply a cold compress and for prevention, have a check-up by the appropriate professional (doctor or physiotherapist), to prevent the advance of the injury.

If this problem emerges, see if you warm up enough and correctly during your workout or if you keep pushing yourself too hard on the joint. It is suggested to add quadriceps and patellar tendon stretching exercises , such as leg extensions and lower abs with leg raises, to the routine . A few therapeutic massages will greatly help the recovery from anserine tendonitis, speeding up replacement times.

In the following article we explain how to do exercises for patellar tendonitis .

Recovery from moderate knee tendonitis

With moderate or grade II tendinitis, we refer to that where pain is present in physical activity while you have not warmed up. This discomfort is usually of degenerative cause or of a strong impact, and greater caution should be taken, because even if it is heated correctly, the constant pain is synonymous with that said wear or irritation will progressively increase.

At this point, modify the training session or routine, subtracting or eliminating high-impact exercises for the area such as jumps, sudden changes of direction and acceleration runs, among others. If it is due to work efforts, check the security in your work area and the movements you make, and it is best to suspend them.

Overcoming goose foot tendonitis in this degree can take a maximum of 1 week if treated correctly , with application of massages, stretching and exercises, as well as nutritional care. If optimal care is not done, it can take up to 3-4 weeks . After overcoming such irritation or reducing it considerably, progressively resume regular training.

Severe goosefoot knee tendonitis: recovery

Grades III and IV of this condition will already be more subject not only to the evolution of the injury itself, but also to the age, sex and causes that caused it and will need, at least, rehabilitation therapy and a period of rest of at least 6 to 12 weeks .

A severe patellar tendinitis is diagnosed by finding a very advanced wear in the muscle group, which in some cases can be irreversible by itself (it will need infiltrations with growth factors and even surgery). The symptoms could be from the presence of pain in daily activities and even outside of any physical activity, to the limitation or impossibility of flexion of the leg or internal rotation of the patella.

In the case of surgery, the recovery time can take from 6 to 12 months , just so that the subject can start doing very low intensity workouts.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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