How to Heal Your Jumper's Knee (Patellar Inflammation) - Zarifa USA

April 20, 2018 2 min read

What Is the Patella?

Commonly referred to as the Knee Cap, the patella is the small bone that is found in the front of the knee.

Jumpers Knee

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What is Patellar Inflammation:

Patellar Inflammation is related to the injury of the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shin bone. Often called Patellar tendinitis or jumper’s knee. It's actually similar to tennis elbow.

Patellar Inflammation

The area is inflamed by excess strain and injury-causing a build-up of fluid and tension around the connecting points of the tendon.

Causes:

Repeated stress on the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone, intense or frequent participation in physical activities such as jumping or running.

A sudden increase of the intensity or impact on the leg, such as during sports Tight muscles in the legs, as well as reduced flexibility in the thighs and hamstrings

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Imbalanced muscles, meaning that if you work out some muscles more than others, the strain on your patellar tendon could cause jumper’s knee pain

The use of steroids often makes muscles and tendons weaker, causing jumper’s knee Arthritis, specifically rheumatoid, which causes inflammation of the knee joint

Symptoms:

Pain between the kneecap and where the tendon attaches to yourshinbone (tibia)

The initial pain may only be felt immediately after a workout or straining physical activity. However, over time the pain can worsen and start to interfere with your play.

Eventually, the pain interferes with your daily movements such as climbing stairs or getting up from bed or a chair.

Pain Relief Surgical Options Available:

Debridement of the patellar tendon ( Link Warning Graphic), Oscillating Needle Procedure, Platelet-rich Plasma Injection

Less Invasive Means:

Stretching Exercises, Patellar Tendon Straps,

TENS/EMS Therapy

  

Consult with your doctor before determining a course of treatment for your Patellar Inflammation.

We recommend in less severe cases to forgo surgery and skip the less effective stretching exercises.  

Instead, opt for the healing and pain-blocking effectiveness of TENS/EMS Therapy.

TENS Electrical signals block the muscle tightening effects of a fresh injury. The signals loosen the area and allow for increased blood supply and healing

EMS  is used to treat the painful effects of a new or chronic injury. They reduce spasms and assist in the healing process and ease muscle tension.

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Related Article: TENS / EMS THERAPY FOR TENNIS ELBOW
Shabir Aminzada
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