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Patello-Femoral Dysfunction & Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee): Patellar tdinitis is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs. It helps your muscles extend your lower leg so that you can kick a ball, push the pedals on your bicycle and jump up in the air.
Patellar tendinitis is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping — for instance, basketball, soccer and volleyball players. For this reason, patellar tendinitis is commonly known as jumper's knee. However, anyone can suffer from patellar tendinitis, whether a frequent jumper or not. For most people, treatment of patellar tendinitis begins with conservative approaches .
Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to successfully treating Patello-Femoral Dysfunction. He can help evaluate & diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.
YOU MIGHT HAVE THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT PATELLO-FEMORAL DYSFUNCTION:
- What is the most effective treatment for patello-femoral dysfunction?
- What exercises & stretches do you recommend for patello-femoral dysfunction?
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- Why is the pain so chronic?