Patella Tendinopathy

Causes  |  Symptoms  |  Treatment Options

What Is Patella Tendinopathy?

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The patella tendon is the tendon that connects the kneecap to the front of the shin bone.

Activities that cause repetitive stress to the tendon can cause wear and tear or inflammation of the tendon.

What Are The Symptoms Of Patella Tendinopathy?

One may experience pain and tenderness below the knee cap, particularly with squatting, jumping, or running.

What Are The Treatment Options Available For Patella Tendinopathy?

Most patients respond well to a period of rest and physiotherapy. A patella tendon brace may also help reduce the symptoms of pain.