Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation on patellar tendon which is in front of the knee. It is a very common condition in physically active population as well as in people who does activities which can irritate the patellar tendon.
Patellar tendonitis occurs due to overuse of patellar tendon, Injury to patellar tendon, excessive running or jumping or stair climbing or kneeling. In teenagers, it can be in the form of Osgood Schlatter disease which occurs in teenage due to growth spurt or excessive activities which can irritate the tendon.
Patellar tendonitis causes pain in the front of the knee, limping, difficulty walking or running or jogging or jumping or negotiating stairs, swelling in front of the knee etc.
Patellar tendonitis is managed by a physiotherapist by using electrotherapy for pain management and to speed up the healing process, exercise therapy to improve function of quadriceps muscle and knee joint, education to prevent further occurrence, finding out any malalignments in the body which may put you at risk of having patellar tendonitis.