The patellar tendon is involved in extending the lower leg and is the area that experiences shock upon landing from a jump. When the quadriceps contracts to slow down the flexion of the knee, the tendon is forced to stretch. Repeated stress from flexion and extension may cause trauma to the patellar tendon.
Dry needling acupuncture is effective therapy for healing this injury. Needles can be applied directly into the inflamed, tender, swollen, and painful area and into related muscles on the thigh and lower leg. Two or three needles may be used directly on the tendon. In addition, the treatment is used to balance the entire musculoskeletal system. Two treatment sessions per week should be provided.
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