Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of your thigh to extend your knee so you can kick, run and jump.
The iliotibial band provides stability to the knee and hip and helps prevent dislocation of those joints. This is an overuse injury of the connective tissues that are located on the outer thigh and knee. Each time the knee is bent or the hip flexed, the band rubs against bone.
An ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the major ligaments in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops, jumping or changes in direction.
This overuse injury includes inflammation of the bone, cartilage, and/or tendon at the top of the shinbone where the tendon from the kneecap attaches. Teens that play competitive sports like soccer can increase their risk for OSD. Growth spurts make kids vulnerable to this since their bones, muscles and tendons grow quickly but not at the same time.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. It is commonly found in the knee.
Braces typically don’t prevent injury, but if you’re rehabbing an old injury or are trying to prevent repeated tears or strains, having the right brace may be in order.
A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus.
Knee pain is one of the most common complications of being overweight. If you’re among the millions of people who suffer from chronic knee pain, even a small amount of weight loss can help ease your suffering and lower your risk of osteoarthritis. It can be difficult to get the exercise needed to reduce weight without the additional support of itBandz to help alleivate the knee pain.