I am currently a highschool football player and I have Tendonitis in my knee.

by Mike M.
(Stigler, Oklahoma)

Ok I am a sophomore in high school right now. I would just like to know the most effective ways to treat tendonitis in my knee.

About a month ago it started up and I haven't been able to rid myself of it. Would you please help me get rid of it so i can hopefully play college football in the future?


Joshua Answers:

Hey Mike.

I'm happy to help as I can.

The knee can be pretty tricky. There's a lot of different ways a knee can go bad, whether it's ligament problem, knee tendonitis, meniscus problem, or something interior to the joint.

The more specific and accurate the information you can provide, the better.

The flip side of that is, depending on the skill of the professional looking at your knee to see what's going on, if they aren't up for the job, or just miss something, it can send you off on the wrong direction.

So I have some questions. Get back to me and we'll go from there.

1. Why do you think you have knee tendonitis, as opposed to anything else?

2. How long has it been hurting. And I mean, since the first time it was even a little tiny problem.

3. How active are you on it now? What exactly are you doing with the knee?

4. What are you doing, if anything to help it?

5. Nutrition-wise, would you say you have a good food intake, or a not so good food intake?

6. Where -exactly- does it hurt? Add a picture if possible, and either point or draw circles.

7. Just one knee, or both knees? Sounds like just one.

8. Do your knees squeak when you bend them back
and forth?

9. On a pain scale of 1-10, how bad does it hurt. And is it always like that, or just when you're on it, or?

You are a wise young man, Mike, to be concerned about this and your future. Most people ignore pain and struggle through it until it basically disables them before they become willing to do anything about it.

As a sophomore in high school, you're what...15-16?

We also have to keep in mind 'growing pains', which can be painful but usually not lasting. Having said that, if you're of a size and mindset that you want to play college football, that means you're putting a lot of load and strain on your structure.

If your body is still growing, you want to support it, as opposed to wreak havoc on the not totally stable bone and joint structures as they are forming and changing.

So, you may have tendonitis, or not. We'll see.

Hang out with me here a bit, and we'll get you all taken care of, and educated so you can play pain free. Or at least, take your aches and pains and injuries and heal fast from them.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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