Jumper’s knee, or patellar tendonitis, is a condition that occurs when there is irritation of the patellar tendon, causing it to become inflamed. The patellar tendon is the tendon that connects quadriceps muscles to the tibia, allowing you to extend your lower leg. Motions like repetitive jumping or running are common reasons for this tendon to become irritated.
Common symptoms of runner’s knee include pain around the front of the knee when jumping or landing, pain in the knee when walking up or down stairs, pain in the knee while squatting, aching pain in the front of the knee after activity, knee swelling, and stiffness of the knee.
The Chiropractors at Mountainview Chiropractic Center will assess the knee as well as the surrounding structures to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for the patient.
The practitioners treat jumper’s knee by:
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion
- Myofascial release to release adhesions in damaged tissue and take stress off the knee joint
- Rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the entire lower half of the body
- Stretching exercises to provide mobility to the lower half of the body
- Education to discuss the importance of self-myofascial release
We have a history of treating patients with knee very effectively!
We would love to help you reduce your knee pain!