Patellar Tendonitis Exercises
If you suffer from patellar tendonitis, it is essential to do some patellar tendonitis exercises in order to strengthen the leg and improve flexibility in the muscles and tendons. Doing patellar tendonitis exercises will increase the recovery rate of the condition, allowing you to enjoy the activities you have always enjoyed, without feeling the pain.
When participating in patellar tendonitis exercises, be sure that you protect the patellar tendon and surrounding area with the Cho-Pat® Dual Action Knee Strap or the Dynamic Knee Compression Sleeve. They will allow you to participate in proper patellar tendonitis stretches without the risk of further damage.
Patellar Tendonitis Stretches
Some common patellar tendonitis stretches that you can do to alleviate pain and encourage healing are:
- Shin Stretch – Using the StretchRite®, perform a shin stretch. Lay on your back with the knees bent and the soles of the feet on the floor. Slowly raise the injured leg up into the air, keeping the knee slightly bent. Drape the StretchRite® around the ball of the foot and hold onto the handles with each hand. Gently push with the ball of the foot until you feel a good stretch along the shin. Hold for 30 seconds, release, and repeat 5-10 times.
- Quad Stretch – Lay on your side with the injured leg on top. Bend the injured leg back so the foot is aiming for the head. Drape the StretchRite® around the top of the foot, holding the handles both with your top hand, which should reach up and back, behind your head. Gently pull down on the StretchRite® until you feel a gentle stretch in your quads. Hold for 30 seconds, release, and repeat 5-10 times.
How to Prevent Patellar Tendonitis
Knowing how to prevent patellar tendonitis is perhaps the best tool you will have to avoid unnecessary pain. The first thing to remember for how to prevent patellar tendonitis is to stop when you feel pain in the patellar tendon. When participating in sports that put pressure on the patellar tendon, wear the Cho-Pat® Dual Action Knee Strap to provide support to the area. Always do patellar tendonitis stretches before and after activities that put strain on the patellar tendon.
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