Patellar Tendonitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your knee cap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee, allowing you to kick, run and jump.
Knee Osteoarthritis is a type of degenerative arthritis , “wear and tear” that occurs most often in people over the age of 50. The cartilage of the knee joint gradually wears away, causing it to become frayed and rough; with this also comes the decrease in space between bones. This can cause the bones to rub against one another, producing painful bone spurs.
Common causes include:
- Overuse/repetitive trauma
- Acute trauma/accident
- Biomechanical issues
- Knee joint stiffness or swelling
- Knee pain is worse in the morning
- Feeling of weakness in the knee, or buckling in the knee
- Increased pain with rainy or damp weather
If you’re experiencing knee pain, take the next step toward relief and visit us at Etheredge Chiropractic today!