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Kneecap Injuries

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Sprains, strains, and other injuries to the ligaments and tendons that connect and support the kneecap.

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Kneecap Injury Information

Kneecap injuries can disrupt life and make it difficult to lift your legs, let alone walk or run. Even as injury heals with rest and rehabilitation, there still may be pain in the kneecap area. The ability to relieve pain in this area will allow for an easier recovery.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Firstly, the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is a part of the complex network of soft tissues that stabilizes the knee. That is to say, the MPFL attaches the inside part of the patella (kneecap) to the long bone of the thigh, also called the femur.

In addition, medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injuries comprise sprains, tears and ruptures as well as avulsion fractures of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). They occur regularly in the association with acute traumatic lateral patellar dislocations and are also found in the setting of multi-ligament knee injuries.

Secondly, a quadricep tendon strain is an injury to the quadriceps tendon. Particularly, the tendon that works with the muscles in the front of the leg to straighten the leg. Although quadriceps strains are not common, this injury can make it difficult to walk or run.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Thirdly, small or partial tears can often be treated with rest and gentle exercises. Your medical professional may suggest wearing a knee brace to keep the knee straight and help the tendon to heal. Subsequently, a person should wear the brace for 3 to 6 weeks and may need to use crutches to support their weight.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In conclusion, Carolinas Pain Center have providers and pain specialists in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC who can help relieve your kneecap injury pain to assist with a more comfortable recovery.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”20624″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.carolinaspaincenter.com/category/pain/lower-extremities/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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