What is it?
- a condition in very
active, growing children where the tendon that attaches their quadriceps muscle
to the front of the knee (at the tibial tuberosity) is inflamed and causes pain
- the inflammation at the tibial tuberosity causes
excessive bony growth, which appears as a "bump" below the
How's it happen?
- overload of the patellar tendon during
running & jumping activities on a growing boy or girl
- common in soccer, basketball, and
What do you do about it?
- rest, ice & anti-inflammatories
- treatment, rehab, and return to activity
functional program (focused on muscular strength, reducing inflammation,
and slow progression to activity)
- patellar tendon Cho-pat strap for
activity as necessary
- if untreated, the inflammation continues and the tendon may actually
pull at chip of the bone away, leading to prolonged problems
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