Jumper’s Knee is a common condition affecting the knee joints – patellar tendon.
Also called Patellar Tendonitis, jumper’s knee is an injury of the patellar tendon, which is the cord-like tissue that joins the patella (kneecap) to the tibia (shinbone).
If you suffer from Jumper’s knee you would feel pain below the kneecap or in front of your knee during physical activity like climbing stairs, bending the knee or any sports.
It is believed to be caused by repetitive stress placed on the patellar during jumping sports like my favorite jump rope, basketball, volleyball etc.
Jumper’s knee is basically an overuse injury i.e. when repeated movements injure a part of the body, like frequent jumping.
Take a break from jumping or that sport that induces the pain.
2. Strengthen & stretch the muscles at home with exercises like these.
3. Wear a knee support or strap.
4. Sit with leg raised.
5. Massage therapy also helps.
Go and see your doctor if the pain persists.
– Always listen to your body and take rests when need.
– For all those who love jumping like me, Use a Mat. It helps protects your joints.
– Alternate your workout regime so you are not putting too much consistent pressure on your knee.
– Always Stretch before and after your workout. It helps prevent injuries.
Hope this helps someone out there.
Always check with your doctor before you start any exercise program if you have any health conditions.
Let’s stay safe and informed as we live the fit life.