Patellar and Quad Tendonitis

Patellar or quadriceps tendonitis is a type of knee pain caused by overuse. It is very common in younger athletes, especially those who perform a lot of jumping and/or squatting motions, including basketball, volleyball, etc. which is why it is often called “jumper’s knee.”

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

  • Pain just below the knee cap that worsens with loading and increased workload of the quadriceps muscle, which is the muscle at the front of the thigh; often worsens with prolonged sitting, going down stairs, squatting, and jumping
  • Tightness
  • Loss of strength

HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?

Your therapist will guide you through appropriate rehabilitation including provided a home exercise program. Treatment will focus on pain control, promoting tissue healing, restoring normal joint mechanics and mobility, improving range of motion, and recovering any loss of strength. Your therapist will also guide you in activity restrictions and safe return to sport necessary for full recovery.

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