Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
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Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It is a degenerative condition of the patella tendon where it has been overloaded and is in disrepair. It is a painful condition of the tendon with occasional swelling or thickening of the tendon. It can occur as an injury from direct trauma such as a fall; in these cases, there may be other injuries in the knee. In most cases, however, tendonitis develops due to chronic overload over a long period, often triggered by a change of training such as an increase in volume or intensity.
Braces and staps can be an effective way of managing symptoms of Jumper’s knee and can enable you to continue playing sport. However, they do not have any benefit in treating tendonitis.
More information is in another article: How Do You Treat Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)?
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. This is a good jumper’s knee brace for wearing during sports that involve high impact, such as running or jumping activities.Buy Now
This is a great knee brace for jumper’s knee as as it has similar action as the Cambivo design but works over both the quads and patellar tendon. This is best for those who have more severe tendon symptoms, including in the quads tendon and need more support.Buy Now
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 who might have additional wear and tear to the knee, or swelling.
This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.