Knee

Injuries

Jumper’s Knee (Patella Tendon Overuse Injury, Patella Tendinosis, Patella Tendinopathy) Information

Jumper’s Knee (Patella Tendon Overuse Injury, Patella Tendinosis, Patella Tendinopathy)

Anatomy

The patella tendon attaches the quadriceps femoris muscle (anterior thigh muscles) to the tibial tuberosity (bony prominence on the lower leg bone), indirectly via the patella (kneecap).

Anatomy: Knee - Injury: Jumper’s Knee (Patella Tendon Overuse Injury, Patella Tendinosis, Patella Tendinopathy) Information

Mechanism of Injury

  • Overuse or poor biomechanics can cause inflammation and degeneration of the tendon.

Symptoms

  • Pain of gradual onset.
  • Pain and tenderness at the lower part of the patella is common.
  • Thickening of the proximal patellar tendon may be present.
  • Hypotrophy of the muscles is often associated with this injury, as well as tightness of the quadriceps.

Treatment

Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.


Recommended Thermoskin Product

Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjuction with your advised treatment plan, any of the following Thermoskin products are recommended.


Thermal Knee Patella

Thermal Knee Patella Beige 8*209

Thermal Knee

Thermal Knee 8*208


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