Patella tendonitis is a common injury, in which the patella tendon which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shin bone (tibia) becomes inflamed. Anyone can get patellar tendonitis, but it is more frequent in volleyball and basketball players, often known as, jumper’s knee.
Patella tendonitis is a repetitive stress injury, overuse or the same movements will create tiny tears in the tendon resulting in it becoming inflamed causing the tendon to weaken over time. Participating in sport which includes running, jumping and squatting will put more force on the tendon making it more at risk of suffering from tendonitis. Other contributing factors can include:
In order to diagnose this condition, the sports therapist will ask a series of questions to get a background of what is going on, this will then be followed by a series of tests to confirm or deny patella tendonitis.
A personalised treatment program will be designed to suit your needs and abilities, treatment methods include:
The aim of our Sports therapy treatment is to speed up your recovery and prevent the tendonitis from reoccurring. The main benefits of Sports therapy treatment for tendonitis are: