For the past couple of weeks I’ve begun to notice what I suspect to be patellar tendonitis of my left knee. This comes about only towards the end of physical activity and doesn’t impair my movement or strength to a great degree, but is definitely enough to make me take notice.
I have conducted a search of the forums here and have found some great advice, especially in the following two threads:
I’m still not entirely certain, though, what my best path in my case would be. In the first thread I noticed a video of a bodyweight squat on an incline plate, which I have tried at home (using a book to achieve the proper angle). This felt good, but I’m not sure if it’s the right approach. In the second thread there are some good tips for massaging the knee with a tennis ball, but I can’t seem to find a consensus on whether foam rolling is beneficial or not.
Does anyone have any advice on how to avoid this becoming a major problem? I hear that icing the injury is a no-no, but there are other points in the threads above that seem to contradict each other.
Thanks in advance!