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Offline lenwood

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tendonities in 12 yr old
« on: November 30, 2004, 07:27:16 PM »
my son is 12 yrs old he was injured on a slide into homeplate during the baseball season. Since then he has developed patellular tendonitis during other activites such as basketball, and volleyball. He is in alot of pain after the sports activities,but ice helps and gentle stretching helps.I have also used a tape strap to help the tendon from taking to much stress,but i am worried as to what may develope down the road.He has chosen a carreer in professional sports and is one of the top rated prospects in the country for his sport .What i want to know is the strapping that we use causing more damage ,and should i stop doing this. Rest is not a option at this point . Anti-inflammtories are given in the form of motrin,but i don't like to keep using this for extended periods of time. Whats a father to do .

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Re: tendonities in 12 yr old
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 12:17:00 AM »
Has he been to physical therapy? At PT they can recommend specific stretches, exercises, and braces that may help. I hope this helps and you find the answers you need!
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Re: tendonities in 12 yr old
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 12:32:04 AM »
Has your son been to a specialist? I would not "strap" or tape my son's leg without looking into it further. Sometimes those methods work psychologically (which is fine) and sometimes they're necessary physically, however, if a specialist hasn't prescribed it, I'd take it off.  Even at PT, one of them taped my knees so I wouldn't hyperextend. They told me to leave it that way all day. I thought I was going to die after. I don't know what damage they caused, but the pain was terrible. Please see a specialist, preferrably one who works with children, as your son is very young.  JMHO

12 knee surgeries. bilateral patellectomy 22yrs ago. chronic pain, major narcotics. Still looking for help with pain. 42yrs old.