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Is Patellar Tendonitis Causing Your Knee Pain? Patellar tendonitis, or Jumper’s Knee, is an overuse injury affecting your knee. It is the result of your patella tendon being overstressed. The tendon that connects ...
Patellar tendonitis, or Jumper’s Knee, is an overuse injury affecting your knee. It is the result of your patella tendon being overstressed. The tendon that connects the patella (kneecap) to the shinbone helps the leg kick, jump and run. Excessive jumping or landing can strain the patella tendon. In the beginning, the damage may only be minor, but if the tendon is repeatedly strained, the damage may progressively worsen causing pain and potentially resulting in patellar tendonitis.
Treatment for patellar tendonitis may include:
It may help to prevent the risk of developing patellar tendonitis by:
If you have knee pain and think it may be patellar tendonitis, consult your doctor immediately. Above and Beyond Physical Therapy provides gentle stretching and strengthening exercises to help restore the normal tension relationship between muscles and tendons. Talk to one of our physical therapists today about how you can build leg strength to protect your knees.
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