Written and reviewed by
Dr. Rita Awana
86% (11 ratings)
FSS, BPTh/BPT, PGDDCN(Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition)
12 years experience
Jumpers knee( patellar tendonitis) is pain in the tendon which attaches the kneecap or patella to the top of the shin bone or tibia this condition is due to mucoid degeneration of the patellar tendon.
CLINICAL FEATURES :-
pain at the bottom front of the kneecap and while contracting the quadriceps muscles.
Aching and stiffness after exercise
The affected tendon may appear larger than the unaffected side.
Jumpers knee can be categorised into four grades of injury:
Grade 1: Pain only after training
Grade 2: Pain before and after training but pain eases once warmed-up Grade
3: Pain during training which limits your performance
Grade 4: Pain during every day activities
Jumpers knee treatment
anti-inflammatory medication e.g. ibuprofen
eletrotherapy :-Ultrasound & laser therapy
Wearing a knee support
Hip flexor stretch
strengthening exercises :-
statis quadricep exercise
single leg extension
If the knee does not respond to conservative treatment, surgery may be required.
You found this helpful