Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar Tendonitis

What is it?

Irritation and inflammation of the patellar tendon which is the common quadriceps tendon attaching on the tibia.


  • Overpronation
  • Overuse
  • Strength imbalances of the quadriceps muscles


  • Pain just below the patella
  • Improves after warming up, worse after sitting down or inactivity


  • If caused by overpronation, consider stability shoes/inserts
  • Consider referral to physical therapist for further evaluation

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