With a Jumpers knee you have problems with your patellar tendon that runs over your knee joint. This patellar tendon runs from the shin to the kneecap. The patella (kneecap) is woven into this patellar tendon and it may become inflamed. This is called a tendonitis. It is also possible that the patellar tendon has deteriorated. This is called a tendinosis. In this way a so-called Jumpers knee is created. The Jumpers knee usually develops for no apparent reason, this is called idiopathic.
A jumpers knee can be recognized by the following features:
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In many cases it is the patellar tendon that becomes overloaded. The overload is not caused by trauma, but rather "arises" and gradually creeps in. This is often the result of a much repeated and incorrect load. Micro-cracks occur in the tendon, after which the body does not get enough recovery time. This will reduce the tendon quality. What complaints can lead under the kneecap.
This often occurs during exercise. Well-known examples of this are:
Several treatment options are possible for a positive progression for the recovery of a jumpers knee. It is important to know that the recovery of a tendon is slow.
Jumper knee treatment will be performed in an active manner. Eccentric exercises will give a good result. Go to a physiotherapist for this.
During these exercises, support of the kneecap (patella) may be important. Looking for the right brace for you? See below which patella brace ProBrace can advise you: