Jumper’s knee is a painful condition caused by overusing your knee joint. It is often sports-related and may be due to frequent jumping on hard surfaces. The contraction of your leg muscles combined with the force of hitting the ground can result in inflammation of the tendon and may cause jumper’s knee.
- Ligaments and tendon sprains – stretched or torn ligaments involving all limbs
- Muscle strains – stretched or torn muscle fibres around the body
- Stress injuries – stress responses in bones around the body
- Trauma – fractures and dislocations of joints and subsequent soft tissue injuries
- Back pain – soreness, tension or stiffness