Patellar Tendonitis

September 25, 2020 2 min read

Patellar Tendonitis also know as jumper’s knee is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. Anyone can get Patellar Tendonitis but, it is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis, or track. However, people who are taller and heavier may have a greater risk, as more weight can increase the pressure on the knees.

The condition becomes more severe each time the tendon is overstressed. It creates tiny tears, that overtime, inflame and weaken the tendon. A complete tear will disrupt the soft tissue into two pieces. When the patellar tendon is completely torn, the tendon is separated from the kneecap. Without this attachment, you cannot straighten your knee.

Common symptoms:

  1. Pain with running, waking, or jumping
  2. Swelling or burning
  3. Pain and tenderness around your patellar tendon
  4. Pain when bending or straightening your leg

Ways to treat:

  1. Elevating your knee
  2. Ice Packs (to reduce swelling)
  3. Stretching and strengthening exercises
  4. The Benefab® Therapeutic Knee Brace

Benefab offers the Therapeutic Knee Brace for those chronic sore and tender muscles or joints that may hold you back. They are made to be thin, durable, and comfortable. They are infused with minerals that emit far-infrared rays, so the fabric helps keep muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments supple and relaxed. The material is also breathable with wicking qualities to keep them comfortable for year-around use during rest or activity.

See what Donna said below!

“The Therapeutic-knee-brace is very comfortable to wear and has helped with the pain and soreness in my knee when walking. I have used it multiple times at night when my knee has been painful and keeping me awake. Within 20 minutes I am able to sleep again. I highly recommend this brace.”

Here are a few steps you can take to prevent patellar tendonitis:

  1. Adding new or higher impact activity slowly.
  2. Warming up and stretching before exercise.
  3. Wearing the right shoes for your sport.


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