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For the past year (since christmas 2014) I haven't been able to walk more than just round the house without being in too much pain from patellar tendonitis/tendinosis (Doctors have said it's patellar tendonitis and while there is a little swelling it sounds allot more like patellar tendinosis as it's happen for so long). It came about through overtraining while weightlifting.
It got fixed once (after resting allot for a month and then gradually walking more and more) but then I played football thinking the injury had completely gone and a week later it had returned (big big regret).
I've basically spent the whole year sitting on my bed with my legs resting flat (I'm a student and have just done all my work from home). The only time i've actually left the house I've had to be in a wheelchair. It keeps improving slightly (the pain lowers) and then I'll do barely any activity (ie standing up for longer than usual or doing more walking than I should) and I have 4/5 days of really bad days and my pain goes back to normal. I've seen loads of physios and recieved allot of contray advice.
My main question is, should I be walking round to try and get it fixed? or completely resting? (I've had some success with both.)
Also I currently sit with my legs up as sitting at a chair hurts after a while, should I be trying to sit at a chair? and in general should I be trying to work through pain or waiting for it to go?
Also do you have any advice for actually dealing with it all? As the jumbledyness of this post probably shows I'm upset and really frustrated by it and it's completely put my life on hold at a time everyone around me seems to be doing really amazing stuff. I'd gladly answer any other questions and I really appreciate any advice.
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