Jumper's Kneeenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-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, sports injuries, tendons, inflammation, overuse, kneecap, ligament, tibia, femur, thighbone, shinbone, quadriceps, knee pain, stiffness, jump, kneel, bend, squat, intrapatellar, strap, Chopat, hamstring, Patellar Tendonitis, knee tendinitis, knee tendonitis, patelur, patellar, puteller, knee injuries, knee hurts04/13/201005/17/201909/02/2019Alvin Su, MD01/14/201916b92a66-48a6-4473-ba2e-87bbe0566229https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/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/teens/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 sports where there is a lot of jumping and running, such as track and field, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-basketball.html/">basketball</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-volleyball.html/">volleyball</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-gymnastics.html/">gymnastics</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-running.html/">running</a>, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-soccer.html/">soccer</a>.&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 X-ray or <a class="kh_anchor">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>ibuprofen (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/teens/pt.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 usually takes a few weeks to months to recover from jumper's knee.</p> <p>To 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, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-swimming.html/">swimming</a> may be fine while you heal)</li> <li>strengthening exercises</li> <li>making and keeping all follow-up doctor visits</li> </ul> <p>After recovery, always <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/stretching.html/">stretch</a> before and after sports, and avoid overtraining. This can help prevent jumper's knee and other <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/">sports injuries</a> too.</p>Rodilla del saltadorLa rodilla del saltador es una lesión por sobrecarga (cuando los movimientos reiterados lesionan una parte del cuerpo). 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/teens/jumpers-knee-esp.html/f4361ae1-67a1-49bf-9e16-59b49c0d7e05
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