Best products for Patella Tendinitis (Jumper's knee)
We recommend the following products for treating patella tendonitis, also known as Jumper's knee or Patella tendinopathy.
Hot & Cold therapy
One of the most important elements of Jumpers knee/Patella tendinopathy treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation. Applying a cold therapy gel pack for 10 to 15 minutes every couple of hours initially is one of the most effective ways of doing this.
Re-usable cold therapy and compression wraps are ideal products for Patella tendonitis. They are much more convenient than simple ice and also great for applying heat later in the rehab process.
Patella Tendon Strap
Patella tendon straps wrap around the knee, just below the patella (kneecap). They work by applying pressure to the tendon. As a result, forces on the tendon change, relieving pain and aiding the healing process.
Cold gel reduces pain and inflammation and can be applied throughout the day. It is not a substitue for cold therapy, but is convenient if you do not have access to ice or cold therapy gel packs.