What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Patellar tendinopathy (Sometimes known as jumpers knee) is a common soft tissue injury which can cause pain in the tendon below the knee cap (patella). The patellar tendon is important as it joins the thigh muscles (quadriceps) to the shin bone via the patella.
You may be more likely to have the condition if:
What are the symptoms of Patella Tendinopathy?
Symptoms normally appear gradually, but can also develop after a bump to the knee. Pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms, localised to the front of the knee. Some people can experience tightness or weakness in leg muscles (quadriceps).Stiffness in the knee can often occur– especially in the morning. Some people can also have mild swelling around the knee
How can Shockwave Therapy help?
Shockwave Therapy uses a machine to deliver low energy sound waves through your skin to the injury point. It is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for Patella Tendinopathy and has been shown to accelerate healing and reduce pain for patients.
How does it work?
For more information on how shockwave works & studies showing its' effectiveness as a treatment visit the EMS website: