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Shock Wave Therapy

Dr. Tucker has added Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT) to his list of treatments. This is the latest advancement in pain relief technology. RSWT is a especially useful for plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow,  Achilles tendinitis, and other pain and stiffness in muscles and joints do to scar tissue and adhesions.

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Patellar tendinitis

Patellar tendinitis is the most common knee disorder found among competitive athletes. Known as ‘jumper’s knee’, it is most likely to affect you if you play high impact sports involving bursts of intense or repeated stress, notably basketball and volleyball (these sports demand twisting on the spot, deep knee bends and sprinting).

However, anyone from the casual jogger to contact sport players may develop the condition – all too often with far-reaching consequences. One study has estimated that more than half of athletes diagnosed with patellar tendinitis were forced to retire from their sporting activity.

Classically patellar tendinitis has been explained as chronic inflammation of the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the main shin bone (tibia), at the point of connection to the kneecap. Recent research has, however, revised our understanding of the condition.

Both intrinsic (specific to the individual) and extrinsic (environmental) factors can be contributing factors to patellar tendinitis. 

Treatment involves corrective exercise (with proper exercises you can avoid the need for surgery). Partellar tendinosis is also very responsive to warm laser therapy and nutritional recommendations.

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