Jumper's Kneeenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-jumperKnee-enHD-AR1.jpgJumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.jumper's knee, overuse, patella, patellar, patellar tendon, tendonitis, tendinitis, injury, sports injury, kneecap, ligament, tibia, femur, thighbone, shinbone, quadriceps, knee pain, stiffness, jump, kneel, bend, squat, intrapatellar, strap, Chopat, hamstring, CD1Sports Medicine01/20/201005/17/201909/02/2019Alvin Su, MD01/14/20194d1ad02a-c08a-461e-b9d6-fd360f571271https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/jumpers-knee.html/<h3>What Is Jumper's Knee?</h3> <p>Jumper's knee is an injury of the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon is the cord-like tissue that joins the patella (kneecap) to the tibia (shinbone).</p> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of Jumper's Knee?</h3> <p>Common symptoms of jumper's knee include:</p> <ul> <li>pain below the kneecap, especially during sports, climbing stairs, and bending the knee</li> <li>a swollen knee joint</li> <li>knee stiffness</li> </ul> <h3>What Causes Jumper's Knee?</h3> <p>Jumper's knee is an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/repetitive-stress-sports.html/">overuse injury</a> (when repeated movements injure a part of the body). It happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon. It's also called patellar tendonitis.</p> <p><img class="center" title="Diagram shows the knee and an inflamed tendon" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/jumpersKnee-400x470-rd1-enIL.gif" alt="Jumper's Knee 2" /></p> <h3>Who Gets Jumper's Knee?</h3> <p>Jumper's knee usually affects people who play <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports</a> where there is a lot of jumping and running, such as track and field, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, running, and soccer.&nbsp;</p> <h3>How Is Jumper's Knee Diagnosed?</h3> <p>To diagnose jumper's knee, health care providers:</p> <ul> <li>ask about symptoms</li> <li>do a physical exam</li> <li>order imaging tests such as an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-knee.html/">X-ray</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/mri.html/">MRI</a>, if needed</li> </ul> <h3>How Is Jumper's Knee Treated?</h3> <p>Treatment for jumper's knee includes:</p> <ul> <li>rest and taking a break from sports</li> <li>ice</li> <li>taping or wearing a knee support or strap just under the patella</li> <li>sitting with the leg raised</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a> (Advil, Motrin, or store brand) to help with pain and swelling</li> <li>massage therapy</li> <li>strengthening and stretching muscles through <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/phys-therapy.html/">physical therapy</a> or an at-home exercise program</li> </ul> <p>If someone with jumper's knee does not rest the knee, the tendon can become more damaged. Although it is not common, surgery may be needed if:</p> <ul> <li>the pain does not go away</li> <li>the patellar tendon is more damaged than is typical with jumper's knee</li> </ul> <h3>Looking Ahead</h3> <p>It will probably take a few weeks to months for your child to recover from jumper's knee.</p> <p>To help your child heal as quickly as possible, follow your health care provider's instructions about:</p> <ul> <li>which activities to avoid</li> <li>which activities are OK (for example, swimming may be fine while your child is healing)</li> <li>strengthening exercises</li> <li>making and keeping all follow-up doctor visits</li> </ul> <p>After recovery, your child should always stretch before and after sports, and avoid overtraining. This can help prevent jumper's knee and other sports injuries too.</p>Rodilla del saltadorLa rodilla del saltador es una lesión por sobrecarga. Ocurre cuando por saltar, correr o cambiar de dirección con frecuencia se lesiona el tendón rotuliano. También recibe el nombre de "tendinitis rotuliana".https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/jumpers-knee-esp.html/4b0abb80-3e96-4d74-bd0f-ed664e2cd9af
A to Z: Patellar DislocationPatellar dislocation happens when the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-patellar.html/c4fea202-b73f-49da-a4fe-d2e3c7092b81
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) TearsACL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acl-injuries.html/96e28772-3895-4983-8b79-95f1e89b4bac
Bones, Muscles, and JointsOur bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bones-muscles-joints.html/d55a922b-e87a-49e0-82ae-0c5a0773cee9
BursitisBursitis, an irritation of the small fluid sacs that provide cushioning in some joints, is often caused by sports-related injuries or repeated use of a particular joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bursitis.html/35129f6a-a66c-4dce-94c1-890f6ef07812
Knee InjuriesHealthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/knee-injuries.html/0e348562-5958-4a91-96ad-c8affb5fff4f
Knee Injury: Caroline's StoryCaroline loved sports. But when an ongoing knee injury kept her from playing the sports she loved, she discovered new interests. Read her story.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/story-caroline.html/65e85f0d-a4b5-4324-ba7e-2052df2fb292
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) InjuriesMCL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids, when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/mcl-injuries.html/a02cf0b6-2f31-432f-bdc2-fda2a76794a5
Meniscus TearsThe key to healing meniscus tears is not to get back into play too quickly. Find out what meniscus tears are and how to treat them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/meniscus-tear.html/223bcb86-70a0-4814-b899-c5ef2493600b
Osgood-Schlatter DiseaseOsgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is an overuse injury that can cause knee pain in teens, especially during growth spurts. Learn more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/osgood.html/585217d8-dfd4-4357-94f9-431b2791d355
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)Patellofemoral pain syndrome (or runner's knee) is the most common overuse injury among runners, but it can also happen to other athletes who do activities that require a lot of knee bending.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/runners-knee.html/4589da1f-0851-45ac-a408-8ce20ef2c72b
Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
Word! JointsJoints are the places in your body where bones meet.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-joints.html/e5dc48ce-c070-41a8-991c-d7042af651d9
X-Ray Exam: KneeA knee X-ray can help find the causes of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee, and detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-knee.html/f571f6cf-67cf-4275-a045-1fb1152e0592
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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