Patella Tendon Care Kit

Care Kit Includes

Freeze Sleeve / Surround Patella Strap / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Set of Resistance Bands / Fast Freeze

Do you have a pain below your knee cap that hurts when you walk up stairs? You might have Patella Tendonitis also called runner's knee. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

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Patella Tendon Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

Freeze Sleeve: A product to reduce swelling; combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch. Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Patella Tendoniitis so this care kit contains Freeze Sleeve.

Surround Patella Strap: To allow the inflamed area of the patella to rest you must force the engagement of the larger area of the patella tendon during activity. We have chosen Procare's Surround Patella Strap because it is comfortable to wear, and its unique focus tabs allows you to dial in the level of focused compression necessary to give you relief.

Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicate the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. The Care Kit contains a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you instant relief with a simple spray. 

About Patella Tendonitis

Learn About Patella Tendonitis and Our Care Kit

Runner’s Knee or Patellofemoral Pain is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is sometimes called "runner's knee" or "jumper's knee" because it is common in people who are active in sports. However, patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in non-athletes, as well. Runner’s knee may make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down, and perform other everyday activities.

So what can cause Runner's Knee? Many things may contribute to the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Problems with alignment of the kneecap and overuse from athletics or training are often significant factors.

Normal knee anatomy

Your knee is a large complex joint in the body. It is made up of three parts the femur (thighbone), the upper end of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (kneecap).

Ligaments and tendons connect the femur to the bones of the lower leg. There are four main ligaments that hold the knee together like ropes. Muscles are connected to the bones by tendons. Several structures in the knee make movement easier and smoother. One of those features is the groove that your patella rests called the trochlea. When you bend your patella tracks in this groove.

Additionally, you have a slippery substance that covers the trochlear groove, and the underside of the patella called articular cartilage. You also have synovium which is a thin line that covers the joint and can produce fluid that lubricates the joints. Finally, you have a fat pad under your patella that works like a shock absorber.

Description

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s Knee) occurs when the soft tissue and bone of the knee cap sense pain. In some cases, this is caused by the by the breakdown of cartilage. Since cartilage does not have any nerves it cannot directly cause pain it can however lead to swelling of the synovium and pain in the bone itself.

Cause

Overuse

In many cases, patellofemoral pain syndrome is caused by vigorous physical activities that put repeated stress on the knee such as jogging, squatting, and climbing stairs. It can also be caused by a sudden change in physical activity. This change can be in the frequency of activity, such as increasing the number of days you exercise each week. It can also be in the duration or intensity of activity, such as running longer distances.

Other factors that may contribute to patellofemoral pain include:

  • Use of improper sports training techniques or equipment
  • Changes in footwear or playing surface

Symptoms

For “Runner's Knee,” pain is a dull, aching pain in the front of the knee. This pain, which usually begins gradually and is frequently activity-related may be present in one or both knees. Other common symptoms include:

  • Pain during exercise and activities that repeatedly bend the knee, like climbing stairs, running, jumping, or squatting.
  • Pain after sitting for a long period of time with your knees bent, such as one does in a movie theater or when riding on an airplane.
  • Pain related to a change in activity level or intensity, playing surface, or equipment.
  • Popping or crackling sounds in your knee when climbing stairs or when standing up after prolonged sitting.
Videos

Strap Stretch for Quadriceps

Strap Stretch for Hamstrings


Four way straight leg raise

Resistance Band Clam Exercise

Monster Walks with Resistance Band


Introduction to Pains and Strains


FAQs
      1. How are these products better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
      2. How often should I wear my patella strap? Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity as pain subsides.
      3. I think I have Patella Tendonitis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my knee by trying this kit? It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most knee injuries will benefit from the therapies in this kit, and if used appropriately, the risk of additional injury is limited.
Sizing

Measure directly below Kneecap

Patella Tendon Kit Sizing Chart

Size

Size in Inches

Size in Centimeters

XS

<10

<25

SM

10.5-12.5

25-30

MD

12.5-15

30-38

LG

15-18

38-46

XL

>18

>46

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Care Kit Includes

Freeze Sleeve / Surround Patella Strap / Strength & Stretch Plan / Resistance Exercise Bands / Set of Resistance Bands / Fast Freeze

Do you have a pain below your knee cap that hurts when you walk up stairs? You might have Patella Tendonitis also called runner's knee. Reduce your pain and speed your recovery with this complete physician created care kit.

More Product Details >

Patella Tendon Care Kit Combines the Four Fundamentals of Healing.

Freeze Sleeve: A product to reduce swelling; combines cold compression with a highly flexible Hydro-Gel that contours to you for comfort and movement ensuring you are not stuck on the couch. Cold and compression two to three times a day is a proven therapy for Patella Tendoniitis so this care kit contains Freeze Sleeve.

Surround Patella Strap: To allow the inflamed area of the patella to rest you must force the engagement of the larger area of the patella tendon during activity. We have chosen Procare's Surround Patella Strap because it is comfortable to wear, and its unique focus tabs allows you to dial in the level of focused compression necessary to give you relief.

Strength and Stretch Plan: Regaining strength and full range of natural motion will help you heal and can aid in prevention. This care kit includes a complete Strength and Stretch plan created by Mike Verplancke, DPT and will provide you with a widely accepted exercise program through booklet and video. To assist you with the exercises the kit also includes a Therapist Choice stretch strap and a five pack of resistance bands with increasing levels of resistance. The plan and tools replicate the activity Mike would recommend if you went to see him.

Fast Freeze: Your injury hurts and as you get back to activity your muscles will be sore. The Care Kit contains a powerful fast working topical analgesic that can give you instant relief with a simple spray. 

Learn About Patella Tendonitis and Our Care Kit

Runner’s Knee or Patellofemoral Pain is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is sometimes called "runner's knee" or "jumper's knee" because it is common in people who are active in sports. However, patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in non-athletes, as well. Runner’s knee may make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down, and perform other everyday activities.

So what can cause Runner's Knee? Many things may contribute to the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Problems with alignment of the kneecap and overuse from athletics or training are often significant factors.

Normal knee anatomy

Your knee is a large complex joint in the body. It is made up of three parts the femur (thighbone), the upper end of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (kneecap).

Ligaments and tendons connect the femur to the bones of the lower leg. There are four main ligaments that hold the knee together like ropes. Muscles are connected to the bones by tendons. Several structures in the knee make movement easier and smoother. One of those features is the groove that your patella rests called the trochlea. When you bend your patella tracks in this groove.

Additionally, you have a slippery substance that covers the trochlear groove, and the underside of the patella called articular cartilage. You also have synovium which is a thin line that covers the joint and can produce fluid that lubricates the joints. Finally, you have a fat pad under your patella that works like a shock absorber.

Description

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner’s Knee) occurs when the soft tissue and bone of the knee cap sense pain. In some cases, this is caused by the by the breakdown of cartilage. Since cartilage does not have any nerves it cannot directly cause pain it can however lead to swelling of the synovium and pain in the bone itself.

Cause

Overuse

In many cases, patellofemoral pain syndrome is caused by vigorous physical activities that put repeated stress on the knee such as jogging, squatting, and climbing stairs. It can also be caused by a sudden change in physical activity. This change can be in the frequency of activity, such as increasing the number of days you exercise each week. It can also be in the duration or intensity of activity, such as running longer distances.

Other factors that may contribute to patellofemoral pain include:

  • Use of improper sports training techniques or equipment
  • Changes in footwear or playing surface

Symptoms

For “Runner's Knee,” pain is a dull, aching pain in the front of the knee. This pain, which usually begins gradually and is frequently activity-related may be present in one or both knees. Other common symptoms include:

  • Pain during exercise and activities that repeatedly bend the knee, like climbing stairs, running, jumping, or squatting.
  • Pain after sitting for a long period of time with your knees bent, such as one does in a movie theater or when riding on an airplane.
  • Pain related to a change in activity level or intensity, playing surface, or equipment.
  • Popping or crackling sounds in your knee when climbing stairs or when standing up after prolonged sitting.

Strap Stretch for Quadriceps

Strap Stretch for Hamstrings


Four way straight leg raise

Resistance Band Clam Exercise

Monster Walks with Resistance Band


Introduction to Pains and Strains


      1. How are these products better than what I can by at my local pharmacy? We curated only medical grade products used in clinics and widely loved by people like you. The true power of the kit is the combination of the products and full instructions that will allow you to get back to what you love.
      2. How often should I wear my patella strap? Wear during all activities initially and then during rigorous activity as pain subsides.
      3. I think I have Patella Tendonitis, but I’m not sure. Can I do any damage to my knee by trying this kit? It is important to always consult a physician for any medical advice and diagnosis. However, most knee injuries will benefit from the therapies in this kit, and if used appropriately, the risk of additional injury is limited.

Measure directly below Kneecap

Patella Tendon Kit Sizing Chart

Size

Size in Inches

Size in Centimeters

XS

<10

<25

SM

10.5-12.5

25-30

MD

12.5-15

30-38

LG

15-18

38-46

XL

>18

>46

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