.Medical treatmentIf physiotherapy, usually in the form of ultrasound, fails to settle Hoffars syndrome, a cortisone injection will usually suffice. A need for surgery is unlikely.Can you run through it?/Recovery timeTraining modification and sticking to sensible
will attempt to run through a meniscal cyst. Surgery and appropriate physiotherapy with quadriceps exercises should mean that you can be running fluently within a month or so.
will need appropriate treatment, but surgical removal of the bursa is not commonly needed. If the bursa bursts, calf pain far exceeds that which one would expect, and rest and strong painkillers, with physiotherapy to mobilise the stiffened limb
of the tibia (shin bone), where the patellar tendon from the knee joins it.SymptomsYou are probably aged between 10 and 14, play a variety of sports, and have developed a painful bony swelling below the knee. It will hurt with strenuous activity, particularly
. Any generalised disease of the body will need anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics in an infection, and sometimes secondary line drugs. If the diagnosis is simply one of overuse or wear and tear, physiotherapy should resolve the symptoms.Can you run
died down and you can start to stretch. If it's painful still, see Hamstring tears.Medical treatmentCombining the use of ice and educated stretching with interferential physiotherapy or ultrasound should bring about a complete cure.Can you run through
, physiotherapy and rehabilitation are vital to gain full, pain-free function.Can you run through it?/Recovery timeRunning through a meniscal injury is an open invitation to long-term disability. Following arthroscopic treatment you would hope to be fully
how to develop and use them. Other forms of physiotherapy will ease PFP, but controlled exercises form the mainstay of treatment. Can you run through it?/Recovery timeWithin certain limits, the more you do the correct knee-strengthening exercises
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