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Patellar Tendonitis (knee tendonitis, Jumper’s Knee)

Patellar tendinitis occurs when the tendons and tissues surrounding the knee become inflamed and irritated, commonly caused by a jumping motion.

Symptoms

  • Pain directly over the patellar tendon
  • Pain with jumping or kneeling
  • Swelling in the vicinity of the patella tendon

Treatment

  • Icing the knee to reduce swelling and pain
  • Strengthening of the quadriceps to help aid recovery
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Surgery in severe cases

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Somerset: 732-537-0909
Princeton: 609-683-7800
Wall: 732-938-6090
Morganville: 732-387-5750
Woodbridge: 732-283-2663
Monroe: 609-722-6750
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