Running Injury Clinic
Patella tendonitis or patella tendinitis is commonly known as "jumpers knee" Located underneath the patella (kneecap) the insertion of the quadriceps can become inflamed with excessive strain.
Often the word patella is mis-spelt to read "patellar" but both refer to the kneecap.
Sore knee, front of knee pain, top of shin pain are all terms used to describe patella tendonitis or a tendinopathy.
Often explosive sports such as high jumping, long jumping or basketball can lead to this painful knee condition. Bursitis of the knee can follow and the front of the knee may become swollen.
Overuse activities such as training for a marathon where high mileage is necessary can result in knee pain. Runners knee pain will become more apparent when training for events like the 2010 London Marathon.
Sports Physiotherapists at Atlas Running Injury Clinic
have vast experience treating this condition and can get you back running.
Poor biomechanics as always can lead to kneecap mis-alignment and knee tracking problems and may require biomechanical assessment. Knee pain in Children especially if they do a lot of sporting activity is something that needs special management.
In our younger runners it is common to experience knee pain which may be Osgood-Schlatter's disease.
This is a temporary condition which is a result of excess stress being exerted at the tibial tuberosity where the patella tendon inserts. At this time, 11 years up to 14 years of age, there is a growing stage in the bones of the youngsters and the growth plates become sore and inflamed.
Osgood-Schlatter's is easy to manage and you should contact Atlas Sports Injury Clinic Tamworth
or Solihull Sports Injury Clinic if you are concerned
Patella dislocation and patella fracture are often caused in a trauma situation where a collision has taken place. Road traffic accidents and contact sports can result in patella injuries and skiing is on the list of high risk sports for knee injuries.
Telephone 0121 709 5222 Solihull or 01827 59943 Tamworth
for advice or an appointment