Jumper's Knee: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Have you heard of Jumper's Knee? It is simply tendonitis of your quadriceps muscle at your knee, AKA, patellar tendonitis.
Often times, one get's tendonitis at the knee from participating in activities that require jumping and/or running such as basketball, football, or jogging. The pain is right below the kneecap where the quadriceps tendon attaches to the bone as it anchors down. You may feel pain during or after your workout that lingers during your everyday activities like walking and moving from sit to standing.
There are exercises and stretches one can do to help relieve this pain as well as some other treatments. It's also a good idea to see a doctor of physical therapy to assess your mechanics to identify if the problem may be coming from a mechanical dysfunction.