Expert Physical Therapy for your Patellar Tendonitis, NYC

Runners and athletes who jump are particularly prone to patellar tendonitis.  It’s estimated that 20% of those who do sports involving jumping develop the condition.  But patellar tendonitis isn’t the sole province of the physically active.  Those of us who aren’t physically active enough can also develop the condition, due to weakness in the quadriceps and hamstrings.

If you have burning, warmth or even swelling in the lower portion of one or both of your kneecaps, you may have patellar tendonitis.  Pain when rising from a low, seated position and when the leg is extended are also indications that the condition may be present.  What your patella (kneecap) is telling you is that the connective tissue in your tendon has been injured.  The cause may be chronic stress from running or jumping, or even poor flexibility in the upper leg.  If this is the case, you may require treatment for patellar tendonitis.

At Back and Body Medical, our award-winning treatment and therapy are complemented by advanced diagnostics to establish that you have the condition.  Our team can then assemble a personalized program of evidence-based treatments to return you to full mobility.

All the therapy you need in one place.

Our professionals form an integrated and comprehensive answer to patellar tendonitis.  Employing a range of treatment models, including stretching and targeted exercise, our professionals will work with you to systematically address the problem.  Every patient is different.  At Back and Body, we know that.  That’s why we assemble the most effective individual treatment plans based on your needs.  All the patellar tendonitis treatment and therapy you need are right here under one roof, for your convenience.

Our physical therapists prefer a balanced, evidence-based outlook when it comes to treating patellar tendonitis.  At Back and Body Medical, we take a conservative approach that delivers outstanding outcomes for our patients.  The doctors and therapists here engage realistically, offering you diagnostic and therapeutic excellence developed over many years.

Athletes of all kinds depend on Back and Body Medical.

Back and Body Medical is proud to have Dr. David Perna on our team.  With a post-graduate focus on soft tissue techniques and exercise rehabilitation, Dr. Perna specializes in the treatment of athletes.  An accomplished athlete in his own right, Dr. Perna treats all physically active people, from professional and college athletes to “weekend warriors”.  If you’re an athlete with patellar tendonitis that’s keeping you from getting back out there, Dr. Perna’s expert care awaits.

Dr. Perna’s expertise is backed up by our team of professional physical therapists, who come to Back and Body with years of clinical experience.  They’ll be part of our therapeutic response to your patellar tendonitis, walking you through your therapy program and ensuring your successful recovery.

Convenient Midtown location.

Back and Body is located in the Midtown New York City, on 58th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington.  Near the 59th-Lexington subway station, we’re conveniently sited to serve patients, providing a full spectrum of services.  Call us at 212.371.2000 and connect with integrated, professional care for patellar tendonitis.

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