Knee Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar tendonitis is a common injury or inflammation of the tendon that connects your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia). Your pain may be mild or severe. Anyone can get patellar tendonitis. But it’s such a frequent injury to athletes, especially those who play volleyball and basketball, that it’s called jumper’s knee.

Common symptoms of knee patellar tendinitis include pain and tenderness, swelling or burning, and difficulty performing everyday tasks.

Treatment options for knee patellar tendinitis include medication and physical therapy.