Taekwondo Knee Bursitis
- Bursa are small sacs located around the knee that reduce
friction between your bones, tendons & muscles. These sacs
can become inflamed and painful.
Taekwondo Knee Tendonitis
- Overuse (esp. in older athletes) can lead to tendon
inflammation and pain.
- Patellar Tendonitis -
Injury of the the tendon attaching your kneecap
(patella) to your shin (tibia). Also known as "Jumper's
Knee". See diagram to the right of this page.
Taekwondo Meniscus Tears
- This is an injury to the meniscus (which is a pad that
cushions your knee). See diagram to the right of this page.
Knee Fractures - You can
break your kneecap during Taekwondo.
Chondromalacia Patellae - This injury occurs mainly in young
adults. Instead of gliding smoothly across the lower
end of the thigh bone, the kneecap rubs against it,
thereby damaging the cartilage beneath the kneecap.
Also known as "Runner's Knee".
Inflammation of the outer side of the knee. The
iliotibial band is a layer of connective tissue that
begins on the outside of your hip, crosses the
outside of the knee and attaches to the outside of
your upper shin bone.
Overview of Knee Pain & Injuries
- Symptoms & Treatment