I have been suffering with some Patella Tendonitis for the past 2 month, and honestly I figured it would of been going by now. It started as a small pain while squatting below 90 degrees and then in a matter of days it become a much more serious condition. I’ve seen an Ortho who prescribed PT and if the pain continues a cortisone injection. I’m hesitant to have a cortisone injection due to the risk of rupture or further damage to the tendon. I realize they do work and have had one on my elbow with some regret.
I fairly flexible and stretch before and after each workout, my quads are always a bit tight, which may be part of the issue.
My trainer is from eastern Europe and he mentioned that I should try a somewhat different approach of Traumeel and Acovegin injections. Personally it sounds like black magic and doping to me. I did some research on the topic and it seems like a a ton of pro athletes have used these controversial meds to supplement their rehab. It’s still unclear what the exact protocol for treatment with these. Also most of the research tends to point to muscle injuries and not tendon.
I’m 40 years old and pretty sure that my athletic days are numbered if not already over.