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I was diagnosed yesterday as having Patella Tendinitis in my right knee following an incident at work.
Running-wise, I tend to do between 5 and 10k 3-4 times a week (on road), mixed in with 30min sessions on the treadmill at the gym. Obviously, I am now doing nothing until the inflammation calms down.
I've been doing a bit of research into how to build myself up once the pain has subsided, and I'm doing leg extensions every day, as my GP has advised. I'm also taking NSAIDs for the tendinitis itself.
My question is should I be doing anything else to aid recovery? Are there any exercises/equipment anyone can recommend? And when I do feel fit enough to run again, how should I begin? Will it be a simple case of building up as I go, or should I be taking (and is there any) additional steps I could incorporate into my training so that I don't "run" into this problem again?