Patella Tendinopathy is pain below the knee cap, characterised by inflammation of the patellar tendon.
Also known as jumper's knee, Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon.
The injuries can include:
Tendinopathy is generally caused by overuse of a muscle-tendon unit. Over time, the strain on the tendon causes structural changes within the tendon itself.
Patellar tendinopathy occurs from overuse of the knee tendon. Overuse may be caused by any activity that requires:
Patellar tendinopathy is most common in the following sports:
You may need surgery if there is:
Healing has occurred when:
1. How long do I need to rest from sports?
Depending on the stage of your condition, you may either continue or modify your activity or you may need to rest from the activity.
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