Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee so that you can kick, run and jump. Pain is the first symptom of patellar tendinitis, usually between your kneecap and where the tendon attaches to your shinbone (tibia).
Popping noise in the knee at the onset of injury
Pain and swelling of the knee after injury
Knee pain (the knee feels awkward or is in pain)
Difficulty walking (the knee gives out)
Patellar tendinitis is a common overuse injury, caused by repeated stress on your patellar tendon. The stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which your body attempts to repair. But as the tears in the tendon multiply, they cause pain from inflammation and weakening of the tendon. When this tendon damage persists for more than a few weeks, it's called tendinopathy.
Repeated jumping up and down (basketball, volleyball)
Sudden stopping or change in direction during running
Imbalances in the quadriceps muscles, jumping and landing incorrectly
The first step to recovery is to reduce your pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain so you can start your rehabilitation and begin recovery.
Using our proven rehabilitation procedures, we can help get you back on the field faster and for longer.
With regular chiropractic care, the team at Pierce Chiropractic can keep your body functioning at peak performance, enhancing your day-to-day life.