Many people associate chiropractic care and treatment solely with spinal adjustments; this is definitely a part of chiropractic care, but there are many other parts of the body that a chiropractor can help with if there is pain present.
Jumper’s knee is a common sports injury often found in young athletes. This happens in sports where jumping, running, or contacts are common. What you may not know is that a chiropractor can help.
What is Jumper’s Knee?
Now, you may be wondering, what exactly is jumper’s knee? Jumper’s knee is a term used to refer to patellar tendonitis, which is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon. This injury is common in athletes who practice year-round or have long strings of games. Athletes who spend a lot of time jumping up and down (in sports such as basketball and volleyball) will be more likely to experience jumper’s knee due to the repetitive stress placed on their patellar tendon.
The good news is it is easily preventable and treatable!
Symptoms of Jumper’s Knee
The most common symptoms of jumper’s knee include swelling, bruising, redness, pain during athletic activities, and general discomfort. Often you will be able to continue with your daily activities while experiencing this pain – but you shouldn’t. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to get your knee evaluated and receive the proper treatment to prevent further damage.
Chiropractic Care for Jumper’s Knee
There are a couple of options to find relief from the pain you are experiencing and some further steps to prevent it. If you are currently experiencing pain, chiropractic care can promote pain relief by focusing on the adjustment of the knee joint. This will also help with restoring mobility, strength, and flexibility. Every person will have a different treatment plan to align with the needs of their body.
Treatment of jumper’s knee will often include various forms of stretching, foam rollers to help relieve tension, and hands-on adjustments.
Jumper’s knee is a condition that can progressively get worse if you choose to ignore it. If you are experiencing pain in your knee, consider contacting Fletcher Chiropractic for an evaluation today. Give us a call at 402-261-5766 or schedule an appointment online today!