Patellar tendonitis, is a condition characterized by inflammation of your patellar tendon. This connects your kneecap (patella) to your shin bone (tibia). Patellar tendonitis weakens your tendon, and, if untreated, can lead to tears in your tendon. Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon felt as pain, tenderness and functional deficit. This condition may interfere with or even end your patient’s sporting career regardless the age and is difficult to treat. Patellar tendonitis is caused by overuse of your knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces.
What are the symptoms of jumper's knee? Following are the most common symptoms of jumper's knee. However, you may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
Pain and tenderness around your patellar tendon
Pain with jumping, running, or walking
Pain when bending or straightening your leg
Tenderness behind the lower part of your kneecap
The symptoms of Patellar tendonitis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis. It’s usually a sports-related injury, linked to leg muscle contraction and the force of hitting the ground. This strains your tendon. With repeated stress, your tendon may become inflamed. Extracorporeal Acoustic soft wave therapy has proven to be a successful treat for Patellar tendonitis. EASWT offers simple and immediate solution. Patient feels relief right after the first session and within 3 treatments the cause and the pain to vanish.