Forums General Quadricep Tendinosis?

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    • #70902

      MRI showed medial quadricep tendinosis and minor edema in the supra-patellar fat pad. Not much info online regarding recovery/rehab, any advice? Still dealing with this after onset 5 months ago.

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    • #74533

      Any help would be appreciated.

    • #74578

      Bump. Anyone?

    • #74579
      AvatarNathan Richer
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      are you trying to treat this yourself and not go to a PT? this is serious enough to warrant a PT’s guidance until you are better.

    • #74583

      I’ve been trying to treat the symptoms on my own until for months until an official diagnosis was given; I’m finally seeing a PT this week, but I’m seeking any additional guidance on dealing with this type of injury. 

    • #74632
      AvatarKatie Hemphill
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      Hey Sly,

      The most important thing to figure out is why you developed tendinosis in the first place. What poor movement mechanic led to the chronic overload of this tissue and put you into this situation? Or was it an issue of too much loading, too soon, with not enough recovery? This is going to be critical in order for you to not find yourself right back here again.
      My mobility advice would be to get on the quadriceps beat-down train, and clear stiffness through the thigh. Feed some slack into that quad tendon, and at least give it the chance to get out of constant loading and heal while you’re being treated.
      Tendinosis, being more of a long-term tendon issue, is going to take some work to bounce back from, so hopefully your PT can help you motor through that. You’re going to need their special tools to actually get that tissue healthy, so don’t skimp on the treatment if you can help it.
    • #74635

      Thanks, Tiger. The whole concept of poor mechanics has been a very common theme, and I’m definitely trying my best to figure out what was going on. My gait is excellent although I do believe there is a bit of muscular imbalance, poor mobility, and pelvic fault (lack of glute optimization) to blame. I’ll continue to focus upstream/downstream, as I know poor hip mobility could have been a contributing factor as well. 

      I saw a very reputable PT and he basically told me to start exercising again, cautiously of course, and to focus on perfect form and to get my body used to moving again. My leg seem to be neurologically confused at times and I occasionally have strange convulsions during the night – my PT described this as my muscles being in protect mode and I need to focus on quad smashing/stretching routine to keep things relaxed.
      I’ve been babying the issue, probably maybe too much, and my legs have gotten weak; I’m going to start ramping it up slowly while implementing a simple stretching/mobility routine. 
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