Knee Tendonitis, the generall term for knee pain caused by tendonitis of the knee issues, also called Patella or Patellar Tendonitis, or Jumpers Knee.
There is a lot of real estate making up the knee. Multiple muscles and their tendons cross the knee joint.
Any of them, and/or one or more of them, can be causing tendonitis symptoms.
The important thing to know about tendonitis, in the knee or elsewhere, is that even though the tendon is hurting, the tendon is NOT the problem.
Who gets Knee Tendonitis?
- Basketball players, baseball players, football players, soccer players, grandma/grandpa, hard laborers, knitters, etc.
- Anybody can get knee tendinitis
What Kind of joint is the knee joint?
- The knee is a synovial joint (movement lubricates the joint).
- The knee is a hinge joint.
How many meniscus does the knee have?
- The knee has two Meniscus (medial and lateral).
How many kinds of cartilage is the knee joint made of?
- The knee joint is made up of two different types of cartilage ( fibrocartilage and articular cartilage)
How many bones make up the knee joint?
- Three bones make up the knee joint.
What are the bones that make the knee joint?
- Femur, Tibia, Patella (The Fibula isn't technically part of the knee but can play a role in knee issues.)
How many muscles cross the knee joint? How many tendons cross the knee joint?
- 12 muscles (and their tendons) cross the joint
What are the names of the muscles that cross the knee joint?
- Sartorius, Rectus Femoris, Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus, Gracilis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedis, Gastrocnemius, Popliteus, Plantaris
What causes knee tendonitis?
- Running, jumping, walking, standing, etc, DOES NOT cause knee tendonitis.
All Tendonitis is made up of multiple factors. Knee Tendinitis is no different.
See: Pain Causing Dyanmic
See: What Is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis of the knee is one of the most complex tendonitis scenarios.
But like every other location where tendonitis shows up, the factors and mechanism are predictable and known.
So, how did I get knee tendonitis symptoms?
What Causes Knee Tendonitis Knee problems?
See above. That's the cause.
It's not sports. It's not work. It's not standing on your feet all day.
It's definintely not 'repetitive strain'.
Proof? The proof is that lots of people do as much or more than you, and they have no knee pain or knee symptoms.
So it's not the amount of activity, repetitive or otherwise. It's your body's ability to perform that work (and recovery).
You already know what your symptoms are. Knee pain.
Specifically, knee tendonitis knee pain symptoms are limited to, essentialy, tendon pain.
The following are/can be symptoms of tendonitis of the knee:
The following are not technically knee tendinitis symptoms:
And of course, one possible symptom of knee tendonitis is the development of Arthritis In The Knee.
"Here are some simple steps you can take to quell knee tendinitis pain. At the first sign of trouble:
That's great, but:
Physical therapy is often prescribed for tendonitis knee pain symptoms. Depending on your scenario and the skill of the therapist it may get better or not.
'Strengthening' can work if 'weakness' is a cause of the pain/problem.
All tendonitis, including Knee Tendonitis, is reversible when the Right methods are applied to the multiple factors causing the pain/problem.
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