Tendonitis Knee

Patellar Tendonitis Treatment for Jumper’s Knee

Tendonitis of the Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

Tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis) is a condition that describes the inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are thick, fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. The tendon in the knee that attaches the quadriceps muscle to the shin bone is also known as the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon allows the muscles in the thigh to extend. This motion allows you to kick a ball, ride a bike, and climb stairs. Patellar tendonitis is most commonly seen in athletes whose sports involve jumping. It is also commonly seen in middle to older aged adults, and those who perform repetitive tasks that involve the knees.

Tendonitis Knee Pain Symptoms

  • Pain, tenderness, or soreness below the knee cap
  • The pain is aggravated with movement that involves the quadriceps muscles (muscles located on the front of the thigh)
  • A dull ache or pain below the knee cap once activity has stopped. Eventually if the problem persists then there will be a constant ache and it will often make it difficult to sleep at night.
  • Possible swelling below the knee cap
  • Stairs may be difficult to climb

Tendonitis Knee Pain Causes

If the patellar tendon is chronically strained then tendonitis (tendinitis) in the knee  may develop over time. There are number of reasons why an individual develops tendonitis in the knee.

For example:

  • Being overweight
  • Tight, inflexible, improperly stretched quadriceps muscles
  • Muscle imbalances in the quadriceps muscles
  • Being bowlegged or knock-kneed
  • If the knee cap is improperly aligned
  • Intense, frequent physical activity that puts strain on the knees

Tendonitis Knee Treatment

Instead of masking the symptoms of tendonitis knee pain with anti- inflammatory pills or cortisone shots Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program treats the root of the problem without drugs, knee injections, or knee surgery. Dr. Schnee’s painless Cold Laser Therapy Knee Program in Dallas-Fort Worth, helps eliminate the inflammation in the patellar tendon allowing it to heal. Her Tendonitis knee pain treatment program also helps strengthen, and rehabilitate the muscles surrounding the knee so that the tendon stops being strained.

 

Additional Reading:

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