It is a condition that can happen when the tendon that joins your kneecap (patella) to your shin bone (tibia) gradually wears down. Your tendon becomes weaker and painful, and is less able to cope with loading the weights on it, so affects how you walk and exercise. It is also called jumper’s knee’ because the injury often happens during sports that involve jumping.
Characteristics/ Clinical Presentation
Risk factors for Developing Patellar tendonitis
According to various research articles, there are 9 main risk factors for developing patellar tendonpathy.
Physiotherapy management for Patellar tendonitis:
In the York-Med physiotherapy, our registered physiotherapists and chiropractors carefully assess your knee and then plan an individual programme of rehabilitation exercises alongside manual therapy to strengthen your knee and leg muscles gradually. Treatment may involve stretching and specific strengthening exercises. Our healthcare providers might offer braces base on the individual needs to help support your knee when you’re active.