Patellar Tendonitis And Physiotherapy Singapore
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Patellar tendonitis, also known as jumper's knees, is yet another
common cause of pain in the lower patellar area, especially in
atheletes. It usually starts as light/small inflammation in the patellar
tendon especially at the point of insertion into the patellar bone, and
slowly worsens by tearing slightly at first, and gets worse later.
often complain of aching, sore or cramping sensation and pain over the
patellar tendon area, and most of our patients who has signs are about
10-20 years old. When we palpate the knee-patellar area, one can feel
mild swelling and warmth, indicative of inflammation.
What Are The Causes?
it is an overuse injury caused by repeated overloading of the knee's
extensor system; these causes microtears which healing rate can't keep
up with the rate of new microtears forming by the repetitive loading.
Patellar tendonitis happens to a range of athletes in many sports, of
which includes bowling, football, volleyball, tennis, basketball,
badminton, and even driving can contribute to the development of this
During the early, acute stages, we will often use the RICE technique. RICE stands for Rest, Ice therapy,
Compression and Elevation, which really means that the patient needs
to rest and not aggravate the injury; icing to ease of any swelling and
pain; compressing to press down the swelling and elevation to ensure the
swelling doesn't escalate and becomes worse.
Later then we will prescribe specific exercise therapy as well as stretches to maintain the muscle, joint and tendon integrity and strength, that it wouldn't shrink as it rests.
is a needling therapy that we do not provide in our clinic, as it's a
more invasive approach to management. It is also known as prolotherapy
(see diagram), and is used for patients whose pains levels has reached a
level where function and mobility is impaired even after conservative
measures. Please speak to your medical physician with regards to this
Oftentimes, a combination of ultrasound and progressive strengthening, as well as deep tissue release to relax muscles bracing from the inflammation will be useful.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our patellar tendonitis page
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
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