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The knee is one of the most vital tendon systems of our body. For athletes, especially those engaged in team sports, the health and well-being of their knee is so important. Their careers are dependent on how long their knees stay injury-free.
In sports, like volleyball and basketball which involve a lot of jumping, the knees are exposed to a myriad of injuries. One of them is patellar tendonitis, commonly known as jumper’s knee.
As its name suggests, jumper’s knee comes from “jumping”. Basketball and volleyball athletes are at risk of suffering from patellar tendonitis. When players dash and go for fast breaks, leap for rebounds and block spikes, dive for loose balls, the knee is always under duress and stress. As a result of all that activity, the patella tendon below the knee cap develops patella tendonitis.
The following are some of the symptoms that you are suffering from jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis:
1. Gradual increase of pain in the knee with increase in level of activity
2. Patella Tendon feels tender
3. Stiffness in the tendon during morning
4. Pain gets worse whenever you jump, land, run
Jumper’s knee/patellar tendonitis can go beyond just knee pain. Additional stress on the tendon will do further damage and might lead to the whole knee being damaged for life. Athletes with severe jumper’s knee will not only be able to play at peak levels, and may have to refrain from playing again.
To treat jumper’s knee, we have the following advice:
1. Rest your injured knees and refrain from activities that would cause further stress to it.
2. Apply cold compress to the swelling and then warm compress after the swelling is reduced.
3. Always do warm-ups before any activity. Do these warm-up exercises to increase the strength of your knee.
4. Consult a professional therapist on stretching exercises, those which are specifically for the knees.
Do not let jumper’s knee end your athletic career end early, or make you stop playing the game you always loved. Visit Launchfit™ by Clinicube®and we will teach you how to overcome patellar tendonitis!
Apostherapy bio mechanical device retrains the Way you walk. Gradually retraining muscles around the knee joint. That results in less load, wear and tear on your knee joint. Knee pain compensation, resulting from any underlying knee condition like OA or meniscus tears, will result in muscle bracing. This is the body’s attempt to stabilize and support a painful joint. Initially this compensation is beneficial. If the bracing persists past the point of compensation it can add to the problem leading to more chronic type condition.
Knee Pain NYC; Relief with Apostherapy
Apostherapy helps to retrain the way you walk. By adding ‘perturbation’ to the bottom of the foot we are able to modify the way your body contacts the ground. This also changes the way those forces interact with your muscular and skeletal system. Over time, this leads to less compensatory muscle bracing and stronger, more condition, stabilizing muscles. By improving the mechanics of gait we can improve the way forces are introduced into the body and ultimately into the knee joint itself.
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