The many jumping and landing on a hard surface can overload the tendons around the kneecap.
Often the adhesion to the lower edge of the kneecap has to endure, as this injury is usually localized.
Tendon fibers break and inflammation develops.
Pain and swelling are the result. The tendon of the extensor muscle of the knee (quadriceps muscle) is under constant tension. A patella brace reduces the forces on the patella of the kneecap.