Jumper’s Knee, also known as patellar tendinopathy or also tendinitis, is an injury to the patellar tendon. This tendon is responsible for joining the bottom the kneecap to the shin bone. A pretty important connection. Despite the name of this condition, this type of injury can be caused by more than just the impact of jumping. Our practice is fortunate to have experience with treating athletes and knee injuries.
What Causes Jumper’s Knee?
It is common to experience pain near the front of your knee after a run or after lifting weights. It is very common among athletes to endure sports injuries like this one. Here are some of the activities that can result in this pain.
- Jumping improperly
- Tight muscles
- Sports that require stop and go motions
Jumper’s Knee Pain Relief & Treatment Options
If this sounds like you there are exercises and steps to take for pain relief and treatment.
- Foam Rolling: Use a foam roller at home or at the gym to help stretch your muscles and relieve tension.
- IASTM Treatment: We use soft tissue therapy during treatment to release musculo-skeletal adhesions and promote faster recovery.
- Stretching: Stretching your quads will help your body release tension around your knee.
If your pain persists give us a call for a consultation. Your body might be needing a professional chiropractic treatment and assessment for the best recovery. Our San Francisco based chiropractors specialize in healing the whole body and will be able to tell you if there is more going on than just your knee pain.
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