i’m interested in what people have to say as well. i’d had it since high school in my right knee, but it was more of a nagging injury that only bothered me when i wasn’t warmed up and after basketball or other sports.
recently, with rugby, indoor football, occasional basketball and weights, it had started to get worse again.
i got a neoprene knee sleeve back at the start of march, and have worn it every time i do a lower body workout or anything that involves running or jumping. while i still have some pain in the tendon when i flex my quad if it’s not warmed up, it feels better and i haven’t had any of those days when i know i’ve done damage to it.
i’m hoping with some stretching of the rectus femoris, and wearing the knee sleeve for another few months, i can reverse some of the damage i’ve done to it. this is all amateur medicine, of course. i’d like to know what some real athletes have found to be successful.