Tendonitis of the knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, is common among athletes who jump frequently, such as basketball and volleyball players. Patellar tendonitis stems from overuse, with the patellar tendon becoming irritated and inflamed.
Patellar tendon straps may be used to stabilize the knee and allow for comfortable movement.
Physical therapy is the primary treatment option for individuals suffering from tendonitis with the objective of strengthening the quadriceps muscles. Initiating with light stretching, the therapy process will gradually incorporate weight as the patient is ready, eventually restoring full muscle strength.
There are some surgical options for persistent cases that fail to respond to conservative measures. This is evaluated on an individual basis.