Jumper's knee or Patellar tendinitis is a common pain caused in the patellar due to repetitive overloading of the extensor mechanism of the knee.
The injury can occur to athletes in different sports that use a lot of lower body movements, specifically jumping and running, while doing Insanity the Asylum I had this pain and thought i would share a few ways to prevent and heal this.
The best way to prevent this, can be done by following these steps
1- Invest in good shoes, yes doing insanity the asylum or any other HIIT workout barefeet is like suicide, believe me, i did it and i screwed my knees
2- Buy a good mat, and use a good a floor.
3- Quanity over quality, make sure your form is always good, go on your skill level and never force yourself, you are gonna progress in time, because guess what? the more you are tired the more your form is going to suck which will lead to injury.
4- STRETCH, there is a reason why all beachbody workouts come with a stretch DVD, by stretching you are helping your body recover.
5- Now this is the magic part, well not really magic but it helps a lot, BUY a jumper's knee strap, believe me this thing works like magic, i started using these only after i injured my knees and every time i wore those i felt like i was never injured, the brand that i recommend is called Mueller jumper's knee strap, i got a pair from Amazon for only $10, the best and cheapest investment so far.
Now if it's too late in you are already in deep shit, follow these steps to treat your knees.
1- If your ego is bigger than Tony Horton's and you just can't take a break and rest then try at least to modify on your workouts, go easy on your knees and remember, you are trying to recover.
2- Apply ICE at least twice a day, yes forget about those anti-inflammatory crap, I tried those and didn't really help, once i started applying ice, the pain was gone by like 95%
3- Do the prevention steps if you haven't, buy good cross-training shoes, good mat and knees straps, and stretch more often, ALSO take a joint support formula, to help your knees recover, such as the beachbody joint support formula
That's it, if the pain doesnt go away, then you better stop working out and go consult with your doctor.
If you have any questions, make me your coach for free, shoot me a message and i will be more than happy to help you!
UPDATE: My knees finally fully recovered after 3 months! I didn't take a break, but I did every step I mentioned in this article, I think what really made a huge impact are the knee straps! Go ahead an buy them if you haven't, you will thank me for it later I promise!