Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome


Commonly, Jumper’s Knee doesn’t affect those who participate in any activity where jumping occurs. We see plenty of runners and desk-jockeys who have similar symptoms to patellar tendonitis because of the over-use of their quadriceps muscles in comparison to their gluteal muscles. It is for this reason that we highly recommend proper training of muscular imbalances as an adjunctive therapy for treating this condition.

Patellar tendinitis is commonly known as “jumper’s knee” and is a condition that our sports chiropractors frequently treat. Tendinitis refers to inflammation of the patellar tendon and is an overuse injury affecting your knee as a result of the tendon being over-stressed. The most common complaint is having pain ranging anywhere from mild to severe as well as tenderness just below the patella. Anterior knee pain can be sharp or achy when doing anything like; climbing stairs, jumping, squatting or a dull and achy pain when sitting for prolonged periods.

Treatment for Patellar Tendonitis:

  • Active Release Technique

  • Extremity Adjustments to the knee/hip/ankle/foot

  • Corrective Gait patterns from Gait Assessment

  • Acceleration/Deceleration training for Corrective Exercises

  • Manual Muscle Therapies

  • RockTape Kinesiology Taping for Pattern Assistance