Other posters have suggested it and doing a bit of research, LINK
, it fits the symptoms:
Common symptoms of jumper's knee include:
* pain directly over the patellar tendon (or more specifically, below the kneecap)
* stiffness of the knee, particularly while jumping, kneeling, squatting, sitting, or climbing stairs
* pain when bending the knee
* pain in the quadriceps muscle
* leg or calf weakness
Less common symptoms include:
* balance problems
* warmth, tenderness, or swelling around the lower knee
It fits the rehab:
For mild to moderate jumper's knee, treatment includes:
* resting from activity or adapting a training regimen that greatly reduces any jumping or impact
* icing the knee to reduce pain and inflammation
* wearing a knee support or strap (called an intrapatellar strap or a Chopat strap) to help support the knee and patella. The strap is worn over the patellar tendon, just beneath the kneecap. A knee support or strap can help minimize pain and relieve strain on the patellar tendon.
* elevating the knee when it hurts (for example, placing a pillow under the leg)
* anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, to minimize pain and swelling
* massage therapy
* minimum-impact exercises to help strengthen the knee
* rehabilitation programs that include muscle strengthening, concentrating on weight-bearing muscle groups like the quadriceps and calf muscles
* specialized injections to desensitize nerve endings and reduce inflammation
On rare occasions, such as when there's persistent pain or the patellar tendon is seriously damaged, jumper's knee requires surgery. Surgery includes removing the damaged portion of the patellar tendon, removing inflammatory tissue from the lower area (or bottom pole) of the patella, or making small cuts on the sides of the patellar tendon to relieve pressure from the middle area.
It even fits the preventative measures. Gordon complained about having to get to practice 2 hours early to stretch.
Preventing Jumper's Knee
The most important factor in preventing jumper's knee is stretching. A good warm-up regimen that involves stretching the quadriceps, hamstring, and calf muscles can help prevent jumper's knee. It's always a good idea to stretch after exercising, too.
This condition is so common it has a nickname and multiple articles on nba.com So the question is, was this a failure of the Hornets medical team to diagnose a common condition, or a failure of Monty, the FO, and Gordon to communicate this? Or was it both? If he has an actual diagnosis which the specific treatment course prescribed by the doctor in Chicago suggests, why haven't they come out and given us a diagnosis? Why hasn't Gordon told people attacking him on twitter what his diagnosis is rather than just calling them idiots? This is either a trade demand or a colossal medical and PR fail.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 8:52 am