knee pain under below knee cap

knee pain under below knee cap

Post by SeaBi » Sat, 28 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I recently developed a pain in my knee just below the knee cap (not under it as
in deep under) and I can't find any written information about it.  Any
suggestions?  I suppose I will just rest it and treat it with heat.

Thanks,  Frank

 
 
 

knee pain under below knee cap

Post by Edward James Kilsdo » Thu, 03 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I recently developed a pain in my knee just below the knee cap (not under it as
>in deep under) and I can't find any written information about it.  Any
>suggestions?  I suppose I will just rest it and treat it with heat.

>Thanks,  Frank

I can never remember the medical terms for this, but if it is
pain on the part of the kneecap closest to your foot, and in
the patellar tendon, then it is "jumpers' knee".  If it is pain
between the kneecap and the back of your leg then it is
chromopatellar [sp] or "runners knee."

Both are treated with ice, rest, anti-inflammatories.  Try
reducing your mileage, take an extra rest day if need be.

Jumpers kee, if you keep running on it, will leave you with a
non-functional knee joint for several days.  Trust me on this
one.

For jumpers knee, try running in a knee sleeve for stability.

For runners knee you can get a cho-pat strap to stabilize the
kneecap.

there is a lot more information linked from the injuries
sections of:
http://SportToday.org/
http://SportToday.org/

Good luck with it.
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