What is patellar tendonitis?
Patellar tendonitis also known as Jumper’s knee Causes pain in the knee due to injury of the patellar tendon which connects your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia) as a result of frequent running, jumping and changing direction. Patellar tendonitis symptoms are pain at the front of the knee just below the kneecap, with some tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Knee pain running, and knee pain bending are especially produced. Untreated patellar tendonitis can deteriorate further and potentially lead to patellar tendinopathy or patellar tendon rupture.
Patellar tendonitis treatment
Your physiotherapist will physically assess and test painful movements and muscle strength to grade your patellar tendon injury, use hand on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and taping. Provide and advise patellar tendon exercises via our rehab exercise prescription software Salaso. Prescribe orthotics, knee supports, patellar tendon strap and foam roller and resistance bands.
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