Patellar tendonitis is a condition where the patellar tendon becomes inflamed, commonly caused by overuse/abuse of the knee joint. It is a particular injury seen from victims frequently jumping on hard surfaces, hence the name jumper’s knee. Full Range Spine & Ortho provides patellar tendonitis, or jumper’s knee, treatment in Los Angeles.
The patellar tendon connects the kneecap (patella) to the shin bone (tibia). Overuse or abuse can weaken this tendon and possibly tear. Repeated stress on this tendon causes it to become inflamed, which is the body’s signal to stop the activity producing the stress before serious injury occurs.
The most common symptoms of jumper’s knee also appear as symptoms of other knee conditions. This means an accurate diagnosis is imperative to getting the proper treatment. Common symptoms of patellar tendonitis include swelling, pain when walking, running, jumping, bending or straightening the leg and tenderness behind the kneecap.
Non-Invasive Jumper's Knee Treatment in Woodland Hills
Non-invasive, regenerative jumper’s knee treatment from Full Range Spine & Ortho uses cutting-edge techniques that help your body heal itself, but faster and with natural means. Our treatments that can form part of your custom treatment plan include rest, ice, elevation, NSAIDs, exercise, PRP and stem cell therapy.
Dr. Roy Nini is a well-known knee expert in Los Angeles, and he can accurately diagnose and treat patellar tendonitis, or jumper’s knee, to help you return to an active lifestyle. Many athletes turn to Dr. Nini for patellar tendonitis treatment or for many other orthopedic injuries and conditions.
Contact us today or book an appointment with our convenient online scheduling tool. Full Range Spine & Ortho has four locations to serve you in Los Angeles, Encino and Fullerton.