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Treat Patellar Tendinitis at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills & Mokena Locations

Anatomy of the Knee

Patellar tendinitis, also known as “jumper’s knee,” is an injury to the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). The patellar tendon works with the muscles at the front of the thigh to enable running, kicking and jumping. This condition is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping (such as basketball and volleyball players) though it is possible for non-athletes to develop this condition as well. Patellar Tendinitis is common sports injury, and is treatable at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills and Mokena Sports Medicine Clinics. (Mayo Clinic)

Treat Ankle Tendinitis (Peroneal Tendinosis) at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills & Mokena Clinics

Education Videos

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Ankle tendinitis, also known as peroneal tendinosis, occurs when tendons around the ankle joint become inflamed. It is caused by overuse of the ankle with repeated movements. Ankle tendinitis is most common in long-distance runners, dancers, gymnasts, basketball and football players and is treatable at the MidAmerica’s Palos Hills and Mokena (Sports Medicine Clinics).

Piriformis Syndrome Palos Hills and Mokena

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located behind the gluteus maximus, spasms and causes pain in the buttock. The piriformis muscle is small and located deep in the buttock, connecting to the top of each femur. Its purpose is to rotate the hip and turn the leg and foot outward. (Spine Health)