Posts Tagged: jumper’s knee

Jumper’s Knee

Jumper’s Knee Jumper’s knee, or patellar tendonitis, is a knee pain caused by tiny tears in the patellar tendon. This tendon connects the knee cap to the lower leg and is often strained by jumping activities, sports, or even going up-and-down stairs. Keep reading to learn about diagnosis and treatment for this common overuse injury…. Read more »

Jumper’s Knee or Patellar Tendinopathy – Best Jumpers at Increased Risk

Research by Visnes and colleagues (2012) published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that volleyball players with best ability to jump are at an increased risk of jumper’s knee. When a volleyball player jumps over and over again, it can cause tendonitis in the patella or patellar tendonitis, also known as “jumper’s knee”… Read more »