petellar tendinosis rehab and duration?

I've been diagnosed with petallar tendinosis. One knee. I tried rehad (spinning and essentric lunges) for about a month. This was followed by rest for a month. Now I'm back to rehab, perhaps more conservative this time around. My initial injury was about 4 months ago. I'm looked for advise and guidance on rehab and the chances of success. Does this ever heal? How can I promote healing? It has been uncomfortable to walk. I've been swimming every day and do some spinning and biking as well as some lunges and pool walking. I'm in the fitness center everyday but can't seem to find something that improves my condition. I've been taking NSAIDs for about a month now. They seem to help but I'm not sure if they're good for this in the long run. I've had an MRI and everything looks fine. My doc says to give it another 8 weeks while increasing the demand on the tendon. Any advise? Anyone who has had success?

Posted By Brian on May 14, 2007 at 15:20:17:

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