Jumper´s knee is a disorder where the tendon, stretching from patella unto the lower leg, is irritated or inflamed. The extent of irritation or inflammation may vary. By trigging the condition too far, worst case could be a complete or partially rupture of the tendon.
Symptoms are pain at the front side of the knee, especially from bending the knee which means extra strain. How much pain will depend on the level of irritation or inflammation. This means that the pain could appear occasionally, permanently or acute.
Pain is caused by the tendon being overloaded, or from friction above the lower part of patella. Athletes with a high level of intensive training are more easily exposed to Jumper´s knee, but all kinds of endurance sports are in fact exposed. Increase of training over a short period of time could well trigger off a Jumper´s knee.
What you can do yourself:
Find out what triggers the pain
Adjust the amount of training and load which obviously trigger the pain
Avoid one-sided load of the patella
Avoid bad footwear and hard grounds
How we can help:
We have several methods of treating Jumper´s knee. We advise against compensating for pain in any ways, since this could lead to relapse, another dysfunction or a new problem.
KA Klinikken offers you an overall consultation with extensive tests based on the latest research. We analyze how your brain and your nerve system affect the rest of your body, aiming to reduce and remove unwanted pain, and obtain long lasting results.