Knee Patellar Tendonitis Treatment
To straighten your leg and knee, the patellar tendon works with the quadricep muscle and tendon to extend the leg. The patellar tendon is attached to the bottom of the patella, or kneecap, and the shin bone, performing the bottom portion of leg straightening. When the patella tendon is overused and stretched, it can tear, causing severe knee pain. When not allowed to heal properly, knee patellar tendonitis can occur. Our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ offer knee patellar tendonitis treatment at our clinic in UES NYC.
Causes and Symptoms of Jumper’s Knee
Patellar tendonitis is called jumper’s knee since it is common in athletes that play jumping sports. Volleyball, basketball and weightlifting are common sports that put excessive pressure and stress on the patellar tendons. Volleyball and basketball cause stress when jumping, and squatting in weightlifting also puts extensive pressure on the knees. Tendon damage is more common when jumping on hard surfaces, wearing poor foot support or not warming up correctly.
Tendon tears are not uncommon, especially in athletes. The patellar tendon can sustain small tears from running and jumping sports that put excessive stress on the knee tendons. Allowing the tendon to rest will help with healing. However, when stress on the tendon continues, it can cause knee patellar tendonitis. The common symptoms of patellar tendonitis include:
- Tenderness and pain on the lower portion of the kneecap
- Pain when kneeling, running or jumping
- Swelling of the knee
- Burning sensation in the knee area
If you have symptoms of patellar tendonitis and need diagnostic testing performed, come see our team at Caliber Pain™. We offer the diagnosis and treatment of knee patellar tendonitis at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan. Our pain experts can perform interventional and regenerative treatments to relieve knee pain and improve healing for a faster recovery. Contact our office to schedule your appointment.