Flare Ups

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Patellar Tendonitis is most often considered an over-use injury.  As such it is usually a lack of blood supply and inflammation that causes the pain to remain. 

Since NSAID’s blunt the inflammatory response trying to avoid these is likely a good idea.  When you have soreness from one or more of these that needs something more than ice, then Tylenol is the first choice. 

Three grams a day of Tylenol can safely be taken as divided doses.  A rare use of a NSAID with the Tylenol would likely be ok.  As always check with your physician. 

 

 

Watch video below by Dr. Lawless regarding medication

https://vimeo.com/334813324/3f618f244c

NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, for which there are many different options. 

Because Patellar Tendonitis is most often considered an over-use injury, it is usually a lack of blood supply and inflammation that causes the pain to remain.  Since NSAID’s blunt the inflammatory response trying to avoid these is likely a good idea. 

When ice is not sufficient to control your symptoms Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the first choice.  Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is not an NSAID, but simply a pain reliever. Three grams a day of Tylenol can safely be taken as divided doses.  

  • Acetaminophen – strengths vary, but up to 3 grams total per day

A rare use of a NSAID with the Tylenol would likely be ok.  Always take the lowest effective dose. 

Please consult your physician before taking NSAIDs or acetaminophen.


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