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Tendinitis, knee pain

Tendinitis, knee pain

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Posted by Ken on March 29, 2000 at 11:59:56:

I've got tendinitis in both knees, and a condition (I can't remember what the doctor called it - some 22-letter gobbledygook) wherein the underside of both patellas (patellae?) are rough, instead of smooth, irritating the ligaments and breaking-loose cartilage. I've been advised by my physician to cut squats, stairmaster, etc., from my normal workout routine. For the time being, he's prescribed a 10-day course of Ibuprophen (@ 1800 mg/day) and ice (20 min. X 3/day), and told me that I should be able to walk or run after that. I'm accustomed to getting at least 20 min. per day of aerobic exercise, and average of 4-5 days per week, and I feel like a slug, just sitting back and doing nothing. I've tried running, with quick and painful results. Aside from rapid walking, does anyone out there know of any beneficial, aerobic exercise that I can safely engage in while I'm recovering from this injury/condition (or that might even help speed recovery and strenghten my knees against an encore)? I'd appreciate any feedback I can get from anyone knowledgeable (by training and/or experience.) Thanks!



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