What is Patella Tendinopathy?
Patella Tendinopathy, or Jumper’s Knee, is an overuse injury affecting the tendon located just below the kneecap. It was previously known as Patella Tendonitis (“itis” refers to inflammation), however the condition is now recognised as being degenerative, not inflammatory. It is commonly known as “Jumper’s Knee” due to the increased stresses placed through this tendon with repetitive jumping and landing activities.
Signs & Symptoms
What causes Patella Tendinopathy?
Excessive jumping and landing places repetitive stresses through the patella tendon. If the tendon is repeatedly strained without adequate recovery time to heal and repair, the tendon can become inflamed and degenerative, leading to chronic pain and weakness.
There are a number of factors which may contribute to developing Patella Tendinopathy:
How can we help?
Is your knee pain stopping you from performing at your peak? Are you worried you’ll never get rid of it and you’ll eventually have to give up exercise forever? Research shows that physiotherapy is proven to be an effective way of treating Patella Tendinopathy.
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