Is patellar tendonitis, also known as jumper’s knee, slowing you down in your running pursuits? Don’t let it keep you from reaching your goals! At Movement Theory Physical Therapy & Wellness, we specialize in treating patellar tendonitis and helping runners like you overcome this common orthopedic injury. In this blog post, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and effective treatment options for patellar tendonitis, highlighting how our expertise can support your recovery and empower you to continue your running journey with confidence.

Understanding Patellar Tendonitis:

Patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. It typically occurs due to repetitive stress and strain on the patellar tendon, often caused by activities like running, jumping, or squatting. Runners with patellar tendonitis may experience pain, tenderness, and swelling just below the kneecap, making it challenging to engage in running activities without discomfort.

How Movement Theory Physical Therapy & Wellness Can Help:

At Movement Theory Physical Therapy & Wellness, we take a comprehensive approach to treating patellar tendonitis, focusing on pain relief, promoting healing, and improving knee function. Our experienced physical therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to evaluate the extent of your injury and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Treatment may include a combination of exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles, stretching to improve flexibility, and targeted interventions such as manual therapy and kinesiology taping to alleviate pain and support the healing process. We will also provide guidance on modifying your running technique, implementing proper warm-up and cool-down routines, and incorporating rest periods to prevent further aggravation.

With our expertise and individualized care, we aim to help you overcome patellar tendonitis, improve knee function, and regain confidence in your running abilities.

Patellar tendonitis can be a challenge for runners but remember that you don’t have to face it alone. At Movement Theory Physical Therapy & Wellness, we are dedicated to helping you overcome this condition and get back to doing what you love—running. In our next blog post, we will explore another common orthopedic injury involved with running: plantar plate tear. Stay tuned as we unravel effective strategies to manage and overcome this condition, empowering you to continue your running journey with resilience and determination.

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