Tendonitis is one of the most common injuries that affect the knee. In simple terms it means inflammation and/or rupture of the tendons of the knee. Knee Tendonitis is also called 'Jumper's knee' as it was first described in the takeoff leg of high jumpers. It occurs in dancers, runners and players and anyone who runs and jumps regularly suffer from it. Typical symptoms of knee Tendonitis or Tendinitis as this condition is also known as:
Knee tendonitis is caused by overuse, injury or due to aging.
Treatment for Knee Tendonitis
Natural treatment for knee tendinitis
Naproxen is a NSAID used to reduce pain, stiffness and inflammation. For conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Tendonitis, bursitis and gout, Naproxen (trade name: Naprosyn) is highly effective.
It is also used to treat general pain like knee pain, back pain or foot pain. Naproxen is also effective in treating stiffness and swelling related to arthritis as well as to relieve pain during menstrual periods. Naproxen is available as an enteric-coated tablet which should be swallowed without breaking the tablet with a glass of water or milk. Naproxen is also available in liquid form (oral suspension). Naproxen oral suspension is not recommended for anyone who has an allergy to Naproxen, aspirin or any other NSAIDs. Symptoms of allergic reactions include:
Dosage: For Pain management in Adults: 500 mg Naproxen twice daily or in divided doses subject to a maximum of 1 gm per day.
Naproxen during pregnancy: FDA has categorized Naproxen in Category C. Pregnant women or women planning to conceive should inform the doctor before using Naproxen. Taking Naproxen during the last trimester of pregnancy can cause birth defects. If Naproxen is used by lactating mother, it can pass into breast milk and harm the nursing baby.
Side effects of Naproxen: Naproxen can cause some side effects. Mild side effects include diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, headache, nervousness, blurred vision, continuous ringing in the ears, bloating of abdomen, indigestion and gas. Serious side effects include chest pain, slurred speech, vision and balance problems, coughing up blood and unusual stool color.
Rheumatologist is a specialist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and diseases of the joint, bones, and muscles. Rheumatologists complete medical school, complete another three years training in internal medicine and thereafter complete another three years in rheumatology training.
Modern techniques in the field of rheumatology
Treatment for rheumatology has seen a drastic change for the past few years, modern techniques used in the field of rheumatology include
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