Jumper’s Knee At-Home Therapy

Jumper’s Knee, AKA patellar tendonitis, presents as persistent pain below the kneecap. Pain is first noticed with exercise, but as it progresses pain can continue after exercise as well. Jumper’s knee is an overuse injury often caused by an increase in exercise activity, being overweight, decreased lower extremity mobility and flexibility, or lower extremity muscular imbalance and weakness.

Jumper’s Knee In-Clinic Therapy

On your first visit to physical therapy, you will undergo a full evaluation to determine any limitations in range of motion, any areas of muscle weakness, and any exercise, squatting, jumping, or running abnormalities contributing to your diagnosis of jumper’s knee. After your evaluation, your physical therapist will provide you with a plan of care with targeted strengthening and stretching exercises to address any areas of need,

Jumper’s Knee AKA Patellar Tendonitis

Jumper’s Knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, presents as a sharp or persistent dull pain just inferior to the knee patella. The patellar “tendon” or ligament connects the inferior pole of the patella to the tibial tuberosity as the insertion point of the quadriceps muscles (rectus femoris, vastus medialis, and vastus lateralis). Pain over the tendon or ligament is often felt with activity but can persist after the period of activity as it worsens.

Right Knee Surgery Won’t Slow Down Amanda Satterfield

Amanda Satterfield is a patient at our Shelbyville clinic.  Amanda was running around her block when she hyperextended her right knee.  She went to the doctor who ordered an MRI, which showed that she tore her meniscus and some cartilage in her knee.  Her knee cap was also displaced due to the swelling as the fluid was pushing it to the side of her leg.

Total Knee Replacement In-Clinic Therapy

On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. Following your evaluation, you will complete some exercises to start getting your knee moving and work on gentle strengthening.