- Knee Bands | Knee Shop.com | Jumper's Knee and Patella Tendonitis
Knee Bands or knee straps are designed to help to relieve pressure off the patellar tendon in the knee. When the patellar tendon is strained past its normal range of motion, it can cause inflammation and patellar tendonitis causing knee pain and swelling.
The patellar tendon attaches the bottom of the kneecap (patella) to the top of the shinbone (tibia). It is actually a ligament and not a tendon.
Consult your doctor, coach or trainer before wearing a knee band.