Bilateral Knee Tendonitis in 38 year old soccer player - What to do?

by Joaquim Teixeira
(Lisbon, Portugal)

I'm 38 years old, and like to play soccer (Football in Europe)

My field position is Goalkeeper, which requires a lot of the knees.

I believe my problem is patellar tendonitis 'cause my right knee's MRI says so, even only with a small inflammation.

The MRI doesn't reveal any ligament, meniscus injury or something bad in the interior of the joint.

I already have a history with my left knee; which gave me pain and suffering for more than 8 months with the same injury.

I got rid of that, or thought I've had, with PT sessions, Mesoterapie, Hydro gymnastic and rest.

When the soccer season started, I began, and every thing was doing fine for 6 months.

Unfortunately, with a bad choice of boots, the pain got back, after a game.

It was not as sharp like in the past, more like an interior pain just down the patella. Now I’m not over using the knees and making the same mistakes but almost 2 months from now, I've been controlling the situation with ice and voltaren cream massage.

Beside that, I have a bump on each knee that gets bigger after each training session.

Also, after every training session or game, my knees get too sore and tighten, especially the right one.

In the following day I struggle to walk down stairs or squad.

What do you think I can do to solve my problem, besides buy the eBook from Sports Injury to PFS problems?

Hope you can help me.
Sorry for the bad English.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Joaquim.

Your English is just fine. No worries.

As you mentioned, definitely get this ebook about hip tightness and muscle balance and how it relates with patellar tendonitis and do what it says.

Let me know what happens with that. If it works, kind of works, or doesn't work, that's good diagnostic information.

Before we go further...what do you mean, you have a bump on each knee that gets bigger after each practice??? Say more. Details, details, details.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.
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Mar 16, 2011
Answer to Joshua - Bilateral Knee Tendonitis in 38 year old soccer player - What to do?
by: Joaquim Teixeira

Hello again, Joshua

First I thank you for the quick reply.
About the bumps on the knees, I'd show you some pictures, but don't know how to insert them.
Both are always present, but they swell a bit after training/playing.

Still I keep the 3 training sessions per week, but cut on the intensity, cause after the Thursday and Friday practice in a row I get sore.
During the working day, I drive a lot. The seated position is not a problem, but when I stand up for a while I get the tight knees, more the right one.

-I've been using the ice massage technique, which helps, and it goes directly to my way of thinking, which is to defeat the inflammation, in a faster way that the inflammation defeats me.
-I sometimes use a bike at home, just rolling for 15 or 20 minutes.
-I stretch the quads and hamstrings often in the practice, and also during the day, when I think its suitable.
Beside that, with the ice massage, the pain under the knee caps is tolerable, although I can feel the "hurting" spot on both knees after the training, pushing the knee cap downwards and touching it with a finger.
I?m going to check my Vitamin D level, search C and D vitamin supplements and also Magnesium to compensate any lack.
Hope this information can help.


Joshua Comments:

Update please.

So, you stand up and knees feel tight. While some of that just may be 'stiffness', it makes sense that they actually are tight. Tight muscles, tight connective tissue.

Time to expand the Ice Massage. Get a frozen water bottle. Work/roll your entire quads. Don't hurt yourself, but plow through it all. Wouldn't hurt to have someone do your hamstrings and lower leg for a quick 5 minutes per side (you can do it yourself, easier to have someone else do it).

Learn about the TFL muscle that controls the IT band. Hit that one too.

Feb 05, 2013
Do I have tendonitis after this soccer hamstring injury?
by: Chom

i am aiming to be a professional soccer player and 3 months ago I had a hamstring injury and the doctor said it was just a strain so after he cleared me to go i did about 1 or 2 weeks of my own rehab and everything was fine on the 3rd week back i played in a soccer game and shot the ball with my left foot.

i felt a pop right next to my knee at either semimembranosus or semitendinosus muscles and i felt pain at first but few minutes later it was gone but I had an awkward feeling after and since then I have played which it has been 4-5 days later but just feels weird a pop every time I train seems very uncomfortable...

I am 21 years old but I have done a lot of training so it is a possibility so I was wondering if you could help, thank you very much


Joshua Comments:

Hi Chom.

Well, it sounds like something's not right in there.

If you want to play pro, my suggestion is to work with The ARPwave System. That will get everything working better/correctly.

Something in your structure isn't firing right, so muscles aren't doing what they're supposed to do. That sets you up for popping, and then injury. There's likely some nutritional issue going on too, but if you've already had injury, have ongoing popping and discomfort, then you're dealing with some significant compensation pattern.

Otherwise, I'd check out the ebooks from the link higher up the page, and/or get Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook and apply everything in there to your upper and lower legs (because upper and lower is both involved).

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