Patellar Tendinopathy

Conquer Jumper’s Knee and Get Back on Track: Patellar Tendinopathy Treated at Braybrook Physio & Allied Health Clinic

Jumper’s knee, the official nickname for patellar tendinopathy, isn’t just for athletes. This common condition arises from overuse of the patellar tendon, the band connecting your kneecap to your shinbone. While jumping sports like basketball and volleyball often trigger it, even everyday activities like squatting or climbing stairs can lead to this nagging pain.

Feel the Ache? – Recognising Patellar Tendinopathy

The telltale sign is pain just below your kneecap, where the tendon attaches to your shinbone. This pain typically worsens with activities that stress the tendon, like jumping, running, or kneeling. Sometimes it develops gradually, other times a sudden misstep or intense training session sets it off.

Healing the Jumper Within: Taking Control with Braybrook Physio & Allied Health Clinic

Resting completely isn’t always the answer, but ignoring the pain can worsen things. At Braybrook Physio & Allied Health Clinic, our skilled physiotherapists offer a comprehensive approach to manage your patellar tendinopathy:

 

Pain Management

We ease your discomfort with a range of techniques, including:
Massage and Soft tissue mobilisation: Relaxing tense muscles and improving blood flow around the tendon.
Dry Needling: Precisely targeting trigger points to release muscle tension and pain.
Tendon taping and strapping: Providing temporary support and pain relief.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT): This cutting-edge technology uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain.

 

Building Tendon Strength

The key to long-term relief lies in gradually strengthening the patellar tendon. Our physiotherapists design a personalised exercise program to:

  • Increase tendon capacity and resilience.
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion in your knee.
  • Teach you proper biomechanics to prevent future flare-ups.
Don’t let Jumper’s Knee sideline you! Contact Braybrook Physio & Allied Health Clinic today to schedule a consultation. Our expert physiotherapists will identify the source of your pain and develop a customised treatment plan to get you back to doing what you love, pain-free!

Remember, at Braybrook Physio & Allied Health Clinic, we’re dedicated to helping you move freely and painlessly again. Let us be your guide on the path to recovery!