Patellar Tendinopathy – Jumper’s Knee

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Jumper’s Knee, also known as Patellar Tendinopathy, is a common condition that affects athletes who participate in sports that require explosive strength such as volleyball, basketball, and track and field. This condition can be caused by either an acute event or the result of repetitive microtraumas. The pain is typically located at the bottom of the kneecap and is accompanied by painful swelling. The pain usually starts off mild and increases as the activity continues, limiting the athlete’s performance.

There are four stages of Jumper’s Knee which are characterized by the intensity and duration of the pain.

  • Stage I is characterized by pain after training, with no limitation in activity.
  • Stage II is characterized by pain that disappears after warming up but reappears later on.
  • Stage III is characterized by pain that persists throughout the activity.
  • Stage IV is characterized by a complete tendon rupture.

The diagnosis is usually based on the patient’s symptoms and physical examination, supported by imaging such as ultrasound or MRI.

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Patellar Tendinopathy Pain Treatment

Treatment options for Jumper’s Knee are primarily conservative and include active recovery, manual therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. Surgery is only considered in severe cases where the tendon has completely ruptured. The success of the treatment depends on the severity of the injury and the timely initiation of treatment.

At MVMT Sports Chiropractic, our goal is to get you back to doing the things you love in the quickest and safest way possible.

Our state-of-the-art high-level laser can deliver instant pain relief in as little as five minutes–aiding in the reduction of inflammation and repair of damaged tissue.

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Working with you on Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee)

  • Goals: Pain relief, improved mobility, better posture and become more functional.
  • Problems: What are you experiencing? What is limiting you? How does this impact your life?
  • Diagnosis: An in-depth diagnosis following a comprehensive history and examination including in-clinic orthopedic, neurological and functional assessments.
  • Design: Your own personalised treatment plan. No one person is the same and you’re not a textbook. Our goal is to arm you with knowledge and awareness so you can better understand your body.
  • Doing: Implementing of our modern treatment framework, which is designed to assist you in your recovery.

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