Jumper's Knee

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  1. scent of a wookie

    scent of a wookie OT Supporter

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    I've been playing indoor volleyball lately and often the days after my knee(s) will be sore and I believe the condition is called Jumper's Knee. I have not been stretching before games. Has anyone else had this condition and how did you alleviate it? Proper stretching? Patella strap?
     
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    Adjust and kinesio tape that shit.

    Find a chiropractor that does it and you'll be set.
     
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    Yea they make these things called jumper straps that go right under your kneecap(you probably see athletes wearing them). I played bball and vball and was diagnosed with runners knee(same thing as jumpers). All you can do is stretch before, ice after and build up your quad muscles more. Or at least thats what i had to do because im a tall lanky bastard.
     
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    start doing some dynamic warmup shit, do mobility work, and foam roll your IT band.
     
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    Stop jumping.
     
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    Damn, bulletproof knees is $100 :wtc:
     
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    like ceaze has posted, look up the Alfredson eccentric loading stuff. It'll involve heavy one legged eccentric squats, loading the patella/quad tendon to the point of pain. The use of decline board has been shown in eccentric loading reviews to have a greater effect as you will load the kneee extensor mechanism with greater knee flexion.

    The protocol I used was 6x15 reps, achieving pain, once pain free, weight was added via a backpack.



    Is it painful to palpate at the inferior pole of the patella? When does it hurt? How long have you had the pain?

    I would still get it diagnosed via ultrasound.
     
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    not painful to palpate, sore later that night and the often the day after volleyball (I wouldn't describe it as pain), various degrees of soreness since I've been playing

    I wore a patella strap on my right knee last night and it seems like it felt better; keep in mind, I weight ~235 and I squat 2x a week and play volleyball 2x a week, I think it'd be weird if my joints didn't get sore
     
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    I wish it was that easy, before my meet I did stop playing volleyball for about a month and my knees felt great
     
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