Patella Tendonitis

About Patella Tendonitis:

Patella tendonitis is a condition that affects the tendon below the kneecap. This condition is sometimes known as “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” due to its commonality among those who participate in sports, but non-athletes may also suffer from the condition as well. Patella tendonitis often makes daily activities, such as climbing stairs, kneeling down, and more, difficult, and can be caused by various forms of vigorous activity.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain during exercise and activities that require bending of the knee
  • Pain that occurs when increasing the intensity of one’s activity

How is it Treated?

  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgical intervention such as debridement may be required. Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered

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