27 May, 2021
The patellar tendon attaches to the bottom of the patella and the tibia (Anterior tibial tuberosity). It is one of the largest and most powerful tendons in the body, as it has to propel us to overcome gravity in activities such as walking, running, and jumping. Patellar tendinopathy or tendinitis is also known as “jumper’s knee”, since it is more common in athletes whose sports include frequent jumping, such as basketball, volleyball, athletics, … However, if you are a person who does not practice jump sports but feels pain in the kneecap, you may also suffer from patellar tendinitis from what we call repetitive microtrauma.
4 October, 2019
A sprained ankle: what is it and why does it sometimes take a long time to heal or end up requiring surgery?
In professional sport, we see athletes who sprain their ankle and who are up and playing without and problem just a few weeks later. On the other hand, we also see athletes who have to undergo surgery to fix their sprained ankle and are inactive for months. We will look at what a sprain is, why it sometimes takes a long time to heal, why ankle pain persists, what causes the dreaded “poorly healed sprained ankle” and why an operation may be necessary…