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Patellar Tendon Strain Pain Relief

Patellar tendon strains, also known as jumper’s knee, are commonly caused by overuse and excessive strain of the tendons that connect the kneecap to the shin bone. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, Chiropractors at CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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There are many causes of patellar tendon strains

Patellar tendon strains can occur in any activity where there is frequent and/or repetitive jumping or bouncing, such as basketball and volleyball. To alleviate patellar tendon pain, chiropractors recommend exercises to increase strength and flexibility of muscles around the knee joint in addition to manual manipulation to reduce inflammation. Physiotherapy can be beneficial too; with modalities such as massage therapy and ultrasound, physiotherapists can help ease tension in the area surrounding the tendon causing pain. Resting for a period of time can effectively treat this condition if managed properly by chiropractors and physiotherapists.

CARESPACE can help your patellar tendon strain

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 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.

Patellar tendon strains are a kind of knee injury common in athletes. This injury is a tear to the tissue between the kneecap and shinbone, most often occurring during activities that require jumping or rapidly changing direction. Symptoms can include swelling, tenderness, pain when the tendon is stretched and difficulty straightening the leg. Diagnosis of a patellar tendon strain can be confirmed through physical examination or collaboration with imaging techniques such as an MRI.

Patellar tendon strains, also known as jumper’s knee, occur when the tissue connecting the knee cap to the shinbone is overstretched or even torn. Symptoms of this type of strain are usually gradual, often beginning with discomfort and tenderness at the base of the kneecap, along with swelling and difficulty extending the knee. Pain may be worse during physical activity and jumping, especially after having been inactive for long periods of time. If a tear is severe enough, acute loss of strength in the injured leg can occur. It is important to recognize these symptoms early and consult a doctor in order to reduce risk of further injury or progression into more chronic pain.

Patellar tendon strains can be treated with a variety of methods. Many chiropractors will use joint manipulation, stretching and strength exercises to help rehabilitate the strain in the patellar tendon. Physiotherapy will also be recommended by a chiropractor so that strengthening exercises can be done that specifically target the area. Massage therapy can help reduce muscle tension and pain associated with patellar tendon strains, while helping increase blood flow to the affected area which helps speed up recovery time. All of these treatments are available to help individuals suffering from patellar tendon strains, though it’s up to the discretion of your doctor or chiropractor as to what is most appropriate for treating each case.

Get the patellar tendon strain treatment that's right for you

Chiropractic

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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.

Physiotherapy

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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 all be effective for patellar tendon strains. 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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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.

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