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Patellar Tendonitis Treatment

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).

Where do you feel pain with Patellar Tendonitis?

Symptoms of a knee injury

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Popping noise in the knee at the onset of injury

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Pain and swelling of the knee after injury

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Knee pain (the knee feels awkward or is in pain)

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Difficulty walking (the knee gives out)

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Dr. Beau putting tape on a patient's knee

How does patellar tendonitis develop?

Common Causes of patellar Tendonitis

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.

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Repeated jumping up and down (basketball, volleyball)

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Sudden stopping or change in direction during running

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Imbalances in the quadriceps muscles, jumping and landing incorrectly

How we help

Alleviating patellar tendonitis

Gentle Adjustments

Gentle adjustments and manipulations to the knee and surrounding joints can help reduce and relieve pain so you can get on the road to recovery faster.

Recommended lifestyle Modifications

Your chiropractor can work with you on modifying your running and lifting technique to avoid future injury and better protect yourself. We can also offer self-care instructions to help alleviate pain.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractics

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Relieve Pain

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.

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Enhance Performance

Using our proven rehabilitation procedures, we can help get you back on the field faster and for longer.

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Enhance Quality of Life

With regular chiropractic care, the team at Vidan Family Chiropractic can keep your body functioning at peak performance, enhancing your day-to-day life.