Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors & Treatment of Knee Tendonitis



An injury of the tendon that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone is known as patellar tendinitis. In combination with muscles, the patellar tendon is present and works at the front of your thigh to extend the knee. This allows people to run, kick and jump.

Patellar tendinitis, which sometimes is referred to as jumper’s knee, is frequently observed in athletes who have to jump a lot, such as volleyball and basketball players. However, patellar tendinitis is also found in people who are not athletes. Typically, physical therapy (stretching or strengthening the muscles of the knee) is the treatment for patellar tendinitis.