Elite Chiropractic & Sport is located in Columbia, Howard County happily serving all of Maryland.
Condition: Knee pain/Runner’s Knee/Jumper’s knee
Medical Name: Patellofemoral pain/Patellar Tendonitis
What is it: Pain below or behind the kneecap (patella) that is most often caused by running and/or sports with large amounts of jumping (Basketball, Volleyball).
Typical Tx: Strengthening/stretching of the quadriceps muscle focusing on tracking of the patella with proprioception training.
How we treat it: Soft tissue treatment to the quadraceps muscles to reduce force at the knee, hip strength to control the movement of the femur. Recent MRI studies have confirmed the femur (long bone of the thigh) actually moves into the patella (knee cap) instead of a tracking or weakness that involves the quadriceps muscle. Sports specific drills with proprioceptive training focusing on hip strengthening and mobility.
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