Patellar Tendonitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments Options: to as Jumper’s Knee, Patellar Tendonitis is a knee overuse injury that is common in athletes mainly in sports that involve sudden movements and jumps such as basketball, track & field,

The hours of practice and sports commonly triggers this knee condition which can worsen when not treated and put a temporary or permanent halt to the sports careers. So if you are an athlete it’s crucial to improve your awareness about this condition to take steps to avoid and prevent this injury.

Being one of the most experienced orthopaedic surgeons in Mumbai who specialized in sports injuries, Dr Chirag Patel has helped treat many athletes suffering from this overuse sports injury. At our clinic in Mumbai, we regularly improve awareness and advice athletes on this condition which we are going to discuss in this blog here. Read on to know about Patella Tendonitis, – its causes, symptoms, treatment options and then guide you to the best knee doctor in Mumbai for Patellar tendonitis.

What is Patellar Tendonitis?
Patellar Tendonitis is the knee pain condition caused due to repetitive stress and inflammation of the patellar tendon. This is an overuse knee condition that is activity related especially among athletes who perform repetitive jumping movements in their sports.

What causes Patellar Tendonitis?

Patella, the knee cap is extended by the quadriceps tendon onto the tibia to become the patellar tendon which works with eh quad muscle in straightening your leg. So the Patellar tendon plays a crucial role in bending or straightening the knee. When this happens for extended periods, like in the sports such as basketball and running, repeated stress is placed on the tendon causing inflammation resulting in overuse injury called Patellar Tendonitis.

What are the symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis? How does it impact the knee?

Patellar Tendonitis weakens the patella tendon and when left untreated can result in tendon tears. Fortunately, it does have its symptoms which indicated the condition. Following are common symptoms experienced by the patients who undergo treatment Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Chirag Patel at his clinic in Mumbai:

  • Tenderness and pain in the tendon region
  • Burning sensation and swelling in the knee-cap area.
  • Pain when straightening or bending your knee.

Though the pain, swelling and tenderness or common different patients experience them in different forms – chronic, sporadic, a few after the activity. Starting as pain and tenderness while performing intensive activities will gradually level up in chronic pain when performing daily activities like climbing stairs, squatting or even sitting. To reduce the chances of this escalation, patients need to consult an expert orthopaedic doctor in Mumbai as soon as they experience pain in the knee cap.

Treatment Options for Patellar Tendonitis:

Treatment for Patellar Tendonitis depends on the severity of the injury. In early cases, orthopaedic doctors in Mumbai, recommend strengthening leg muscles with exercises. In mild cases of pain bouts, RICE treatment is followed for pain relief and management. Over the counter medications, physical therapy, and in severe cases orthoscopic surgery is recommended for Patellar Tendonitis. It is always recommended to consult an orthopaedic doctor in Mumbai to help prevent complexities and treat the Patellar Tendonitis as effectively as possible right in its initial stages.
If you are looking for Patellar Tendonitis treatment in Mumbai, Dr Chirag Patel is the best knee replacement surgeon in Mumbai with an excellent track record in treating Paella Tendonitis. You can contact him here: