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Distal Quad Tendinopathy Treatment

Distal quad tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain and tenderness in the area below the knee. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for distal quad tendinopathy

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There are many causes of distal quad tendinopathy

Distal quad tendinopathy is a common condition that is often caused by overloaded and overworked muscles. It is typically experienced due to repetitive movements such as running, jumping, and squatting. Poor form or technique during exercise may also result in this injury. Excessive tension on the quadriceps can be created by things like poor biomechanics, which puts strain on the tendons and causes them to become weak and inflamed. Not stretching after exercising, incorrect warm up techniques, muscle imbalances from an underlying medical issue or repetitive tasks can all lead to distal quad tendinopathy. It is important to address any contributing factors because if not addressed promptly this condition could potentially worsen with time and become more difficult to treat effectively.

Get the best treatment to help your distal quad tendinopathy

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your distal quad tendinopathy quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

Distal Quad Tendinopathy is a medical condition in which tendon fibers located at the knee joint become inflamed and cause pain. It is also known as Patellar Tendinitis or Jumper’s Knee, due to its prevalence among athletes who jump frequently. This condition can be caused by regular overuse of the tendon, sudden changes in activity intensity due to training, or from muscle imbalances around the hip and knee joint.

Symptoms for distal quad tendinopathy may include tenderness just above the kneecap, pain when straightening or bending the leg and pain when jumping. The tendon itself may become swollen due to inflammation caused by overuse. Other signs of distal quad tendinopathy vary from person to person but can include weakness in the muscle or difficulty standing from a kneeling position. If you experience any combination of these symptoms, it is important to consult with your physician so they can develop an effective treatment plan.

Treatments for distal quad tendinopathy vary depending on the severity of the condition, and may include chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. Chiropractors utilize chiropractic manipulation and mobilizations to help strengthen weak muscles and improve range of motion. Physiotherapists develop a customized program tailored to their patient’s needs, including refining movement patterns while emphasizing strengthening exercises. Massage therapists use manual techniques such as myofascial release or trigger point release in order to reduce pain and restore function. These treatments may be used individually or together to help reduce pain and improve functioning in people with distal quad tendinopathy.

Get the best distal quad tendinopathy treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can be effective treatment for your distal quad tendinopathy. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!