What is Knee Tendonitis?
Knee Tendonitis is also referred to as patellar tendonitis. It is a common injury or inflammation of the tendon that supports your kneecap (patella) by connecting it to your shinbone. Anyone can develop tendinitis of the knee. It is a frequent injury sustained by athletes, especially those who participate in volleyball and basketball. Knee tendonitis is also colloquially referred to as jumper’s knee.
Causes of Tendonitis of Knee
The main cause of knee tendonitis is overuse and repetitive stress on the knee joint, most often from overuse in sports or exercise. The repetitive stress on your knee creates tiny tears in the tendon. These tiny tears, over time, and with constant overuse, inflame and weaken the tendon, eventually developing into tendonitis of the knee.
Below we have listed some contributing factors:
- Tight leg muscles.
- Unmatched leg muscle strength.
- Shoes without enough support and padding.
- Playing and jumping on hard surfaces.
- Chronic diseases that weaken the tendon.
Symptoms of Knee Tendonitis
- Pain on the anterior of the knee.
- Aggravated pain during physical activity, like jumping and running.
- Aggravated pain with prolonged sitting.
- Pain is usually related to a certain activity or set of activities.
- Localized tenderness.
- Stiffness on the knee, often in the morning.
How is Knee Tendonitis Diagnosed?
Our expert orthopedic specialists at Complete Medical Wellness Center take special care of their patients. To diagnose knee tendonitis, our specialist will:
- Ask you about physical activity.
- Symptoms that you are experiencing.
- When does the pain aggravate?
- Any remedies that you have tried.
Afterward, our orthopedic specialist will physically examine the knee in question and test the knee’s range of motion by bending and extending your leg.
Your orthopedic specialist will recommend the best-suited minimally-invasive or non-surgical treatment to treat your knee tendonitis.
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What Does Tendonitis Feel Like in the Knee?
- The symptoms associated with knee tendonitis include:
- Sharp pain or tenderness around the kneecap.
- Inflammation or burning sensation in the kneecap.
- Inability to kneel or get up during squats.
How Long Does It Take for Tendonitis in the Knee to Heal?
- It takes time and patience to recover from shoulder tendonitis.
- If you are opting for the right treatment, you’ll feel painless again in a period of three to twelve weeks.
- But it may take more to get complete recovery against knee tendonitis.
How Do You Heal Tendonitis in the Knee?
- Your specialist may ask you to wear a knee brace as it hastens the tendon healing process.
- You can do some gentle exercises to keep your knee moving.
- Take rest regularly, and do not put pressure on the legs.
How Is Knee Tendonitis Diagnosed?
- Your specialist may physically examine the condition of your knee first.
- He may test the knee’s range of motion.
- He may ask you to go for diagnostic imaging tests so as to accurately assess and evaluate the knee condition.