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Patella Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee) - Treatment

SonocurĀ® therapy is often very effective in the treatment of patellar tendinitis. Maximal effectiveness (75-80%) is most likely to occur when the painful area is at a specific point over the affected site. Generalized, non-localized knee pain should not usually be treated with SonocurĀ® therapy.

As with Achilles tendinitis, steroid injections are not usually given because of the risk of tendon rupture. SonocurĀ® therapy has often been effective in those with localized pain. As with other conditions, additional adjunctive measures may also be needed.

Conventional treatment includes:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation in acute stage.
  • Modification of activity
  • Braces, wraps
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) (e.g.,Naprosyn, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Alleve, Asprin etc.), Cox inhibitors (Celebrex, etc.)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery (rarely needed)


The Sonocur® Orthopedic Extracorporeal Shockwave system is available in Canada and other countries where regulatory approval has been obtained. The Sonocur® Basic is FDA approved in the United States for the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).

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