Because of your medical history, the best person to give you advice about exercises to do would be your physical therapist. They should be able to provide a set of exercises specific to your needs.
5/26/13 8:06 P
Found an ice gel pack I put on for a while in middle of day helping me!
Fitness Minutes: (86)
3 5/26/13 7:56 P
I have severe patella tendonitis and my lower and upper patella tendon from a skiing accident in 2009. I have gone through rounds of physical therapy in attempt to help it, as well as gotten a cortisone shot last August. It's gotten better after therapy and I've been able to continue with my college athletics but it constantly hurts (mostly a dull pain. A sharp pain when I'm not in therapy) and feels swollen. Also, as soon as I stop therapy (which I have to re-train my right quad muscle to fire), my quad stops firing.
After my MRI, my doctor said that I potentially need surgery. I really want to avoid this as long as possible and am hoping exercise can fix this.... My question is what exercises can I do (how many reps/ time/ etc...) can I try to fix this? My body is being effected by this and I feel out of shape everywhere else due to my knee being unable to support my body. I swim since my doctor told me I can never run again, but I'm just feeling lost at what to do.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.