What is it?

Patellar tendinitis, also known as jumper’s knee, is an injury to the tendon which connects the patella to the shinbone. It is more common in athletes and is caused due to overuse and repeated stress on the patellar tendon.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Patellar Enthesopathy

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include pain during physical activity and when it gets worse it interferes with daily movements.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include imaging tests.


Treatment includes pain relievers, exercises for stretching and strengthening, patellar tendon strap, iontophoresis (electrical current), steroids injection, oscillating needle procedures and in rare cases surgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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