INFORMATION

Patellar Tendinopathy

 

Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee) is a condition characterized by pain felt at the inferior pole of patella (kneecap). It is a condition which affects individuals who participate in sports; which require repetitive loading of the patellar tendon. The diagnosis is made clinically; thus, please consult a Doctor and then a Physiotherapist if you experience any symptoms around the knee joint.

Symptoms

  • Pain felt at the inferior pole of knee cap / distal attachment to tibial tuberosity
  • Aggravating activities: climbing stairs, jumping, changing direction, squats, deceleration
  • Increased tendon thickness
  • Quadriceps wasting / weakness
  • Soft tissue tightness

Causes

  • Weakness of lower limb muscles
  • Tightness of lower limb muscles
  • Poor Biomechanics / alignment

Physiotherapy

Patients at our clinic leave with reduce pain after treatment with modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound and Cold Laser). With activity modification, biomechanical correction, the right stretching and strengthening exercises, they also resume to higher functioning activities pain free. Our 3D Gait analysis also helps to objectively identify errors in walking and running activities and monitor improvements throughout the sessions.

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