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Posted On: November 16, 2018 by Core Physical Therapy in: PT

Basketball season is in full swing! If you play in a club or have a child who is playing in school, there is the risk of developing Jumper’s Knee. Here is how it happens and ways you can avoid it.   What is Jumper’s Knee?   Jumper’s Knee is a very common condition among athletes, especially those in jump sports like basketball and volleyball. In the medical world, it is also called Patellar Tendonitis. The patella tendon connects the kneecap to the shinbone and when repeatedly stressed, it can become inflamed. Jumper’s Knee isn’t a condition that appears overnight. It gradually develops with repeated stress and if not careful, tiny tears in the tissue occur.   How to Avoid it:   Strengthen the Quadriceps Having strong quadriceps and even glutes can assist in taking the pressure off of the knees. This forms a kind of protective barrier around the knee and distributes the pressure. You can do certain exercises to

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