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Treatment for Patella Tendinopathy

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Pathology

The common symptom of patella tendinopathy is anterior knee pain over the patella tendon. The tendon is often tender to touch and may have related thickening. It was once called jumper’s knee because of its high rate of occurrence in jumping sports. However, this can occur in other sports too.

Research on the pathology of Patella Tendinopathy shows that tendon overload and repeated strain causes accumulative micro-trauma and degeneration. So under the microscope, the affected fibers of the Patella tendon are abnormal with a poor healing response. Contributing factors to this may include any muscle weakness or inflexibility which predisposes the joint to reduced stability and poor shock absorption. Abnormal biomechanics of the pelvis and weak calf and quadriceps muscles may also contribute.

Classification/Assessment

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapists are highly trained in biomechanical analysis and are thus able to help identify the contributing factors and cause of injury. They are able to treat the impairments and provide appropriate advice and implement a thorough rehabilitation program to assist in preventing re-injury.

Treatment

At Pro Physio SA, our highly trained Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapists will thoroughly assess and diagnose your problem. Treatment of Patella Tendinopathy includes but is not limited to: specific exercises looking to remodel the collagen fibers of the tendon, strengthening of any weak muscles, massage, electrotherapy, dry needling/acupuncture and stretches.

Appointments with one of our Physiotherapists can be requested by clicking here.

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