Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
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Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It is an inflammatory condition of the patella tendon where it has been overloaded and painful. It is a painful condition of the tendon with occasional swelling or thickening.
Jumpers Knee Braces and straps can effectively manage symptoms of Jumper’s knee and enable you to continue playing sports. We have extensive experience treating Jumpers Knee and provide recommendations for the best Knee brace for Jumpers Knee later in the article.
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These Jumper’s knee braces work by applying direct pressure to the tendon, and some suggest its benefit comes from realigning the tendon in relation to the patella, which reduces the strain on the tendon.
We recommend the Cambivo Jumper’s knee brace for wearing during sports involving high impact, such as running or jumping.Buy Cambive Brace on Amazon
This is a great knee brace for Jumper’s knee as it has a similar action as the Cambivo design but works over both the quads and patellar tendon.
In our experience, the Mueller Jumpers Knee Brace is best for those with more severe tendon symptoms, including in quad tendon pain.Buy Mueller Brace on Amazon
These compressive sleeves provide compression around the whole knee. This is helpful to improve proprioception, awareness and control of the knee joint.
This is a good jumper’s knee brace for those with pain under the patella in addition to tendon pain.Buy Neenca Brace on Amazon
This is not medical advice. We recommend consulting with a medical professional such as James McCormack before purchasing any Jumpers Knee braces. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly.