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Old 11-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
Chas Tennis
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Originally Posted by lobman View Post
.............................. Lately, though, I've developed patellar tendonitis (self-diagnosed) that isn't responding much to the RICE treatment. ...................................
You can distinguish between patellar tendinitis and patellar chrondromalacia? One is mostly a tendon injury and the other is mostly a cartilage injury. ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chondromalacia_patellae

I'm not sure of my facts but I thought that research finds glucosamine in cartilage. The typical rationale for using many supplements is - if it known to be present or needed in the tissue, add it to your diet. I have not seen or remember that glucosamine is found in tendons. See Correction Reply #19.

If you stress injured tendons you run a risk of developing chronic tendinosis.

See recent thread on tendinitis and tendinosis. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=442912

Stop stressing your unknown injury and see a well qualified Dr.

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