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I play volleyball and am experiencing knee pain? What is jumper's knee.

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Dr. Arthur Bobrove
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Jumper's knee

Jumper's knee is an alternate term for patellar tendinitis, the tendon that connects the lower pole of the knee cap to the shin.
It is subject to injury with repeated jumping. It is best treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy , appropriate orthotics, warm ups and gentle stretching.

In brief: Jumper's knee

Jumper's knee is an alternate term for patellar tendinitis, the tendon that connects the lower pole of the knee cap to the shin.
It is subject to injury with repeated jumping. It is best treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy , appropriate orthotics, warm ups and gentle stretching.
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
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Dr. Thomas Duffy
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Patellar tendonitis

Jumper's knee is inflammation of the patellar tendon.
That is the tendon which connects your kneecap to the tibia. It is usually due to overuse or repetitive activities such as jumping up and down playing volleyball. You need to make sure you stretch your quads and hamstrings before and after playing. There is a strap you can wear as well. The best thing to do is to rest and stop playing.

In brief: Patellar tendonitis

Jumper's knee is inflammation of the patellar tendon.
That is the tendon which connects your kneecap to the tibia. It is usually due to overuse or repetitive activities such as jumping up and down playing volleyball. You need to make sure you stretch your quads and hamstrings before and after playing. There is a strap you can wear as well. The best thing to do is to rest and stop playing.
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