Also known as Jumper’s Knee, this condition occurs where there is injury or inflammation at the point where the kneecap/patellar tendon is joined to the lower kneecap bone/tibia. It’s a painful, chronic, and degenerative disease of both the tendon and the bone junction at the lower patellar tip and is particularly common in athletes whose sport involves repeated and excessive jumping such as high jump, long jump, basketball, and volleyball. It’s not so much the jumping but the landing which places massive tensile stress on the patellar tendon. Where treatment is delayed or inadequate it can result in athletes facing disruption to their training, not being able to participate in competitions, and even having to give up their sport. Early diagnosis and treatment is therefore critical for a successful treatment of patellar tip syndrome.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an alternative non-surgical approach to pain relief that we regularly use to cure common foot problems such as heel pain, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. It’s rapidly growing in popularity with over 90 percent of patients experiencing a reduction in their pain. Because it’s a non-invasive treatment which is performed outside of the body, it promotes a faster healing time and offers fewer possible side effects. Read on to find out more about the conditions we can treat with ESWT.
Our machines we use for these types of treatment.