Patella Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

Patella tendonitis occurs when the tendons and tissues surrounding the knee become inflamed and irritated, commonly caused by a jumping motion.

Symptoms

  • Pain directly over the patellar tendon
  • Pain with jumping or kneeling
  • Swelling in the vicinity of the patella tendon

Treatment

  • Ice the knee to reduce swelling and pain
  • Strengthening of the quadriceps to help aid recovery
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Surgery in severe cases