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Jumper’s knee is characterized by pain at base of the patella or kneecap. It is often an overuse injury. This occurs in sports such as basketball which require lots of running cutting, and jumping.
Jumpers knee can be categorized into four grades of injury:
This injury may seem like a niggling injury. Many athletes continue to train and compete on it as it may not be a debilitating injury and recovers after a short period of rest. Make sure to treat this condition before it becomes chronic. If it becomes chronic it can be very difficult to treat and may require surgery.
Reducing pain and inflammation
Return to full fitness