Jumper's Knee

Introduction

Jumper’s Knee (also known as Patellar Tendonitis) occurs when the patellar tendon (which connects the kneecap to the tibia or lower leg bone) becomes inflamed or irritated. It is typically caused by overuse of the patella tendon and is experienced most often by individuals involved in activities that require extensive running or jumping, such as basketball or volleyball. While less common, it is can also be caused by a trauma or injury to the knee.

Individuals with this condition often experience pain below the kneecap and over the patellar tendon, which will increase with activity. Mobility issues and inflammation in that area can also be experienced.

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