Sports Injury Clinic

Patella Tendinitis
Common Injuries

What Is The Patella Tendinitis

Patella tendinitis (often termed jumpers knee is an injury that is caused by the inflammation of the tendon that attaches to the kneecap. The patella tendon connects the quadriceps muscles to the top of the shinbone crossing the knee cap.

How Does Patella Tendinitis feel?

Symptoms of patella tendinitis include pain and inflammation around the kneecap and difficulty straightening or bending the leg. People with patella tendinitis may also experience pain when running, squatting, kneeling, walking up stairs or sitting for long periods of time.

What causes Patella Tendinitis

Patella Tenditis can be a result of repetitive overuse, such as jumping or running, or it can also be due to a sudden trauma.

Patellar tendinitis is an overuse injury that occurs when the patella tendon becomes inflamed. This inflammation can be caused by a number of reasons, including:

The kneecap is not tracking properly

An imbalance in the quadriceps muscle group

Improper footwear or training shoes

A sudden increase in the intensity of training

How Do We Treat Patella Tendinits

In treating Patella Tendinitis it is vital firstly to establish the cause. On attending either our Orpington, Bromley or Virtual clinic we can establish the cause. We can treat the cause with manual therpay to settle pain and provide a suitable rehabilitation program to restore a full recovery.