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Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone.

Patellar Tendonitis

What Is Patellar Tendonitis?

A common injury to the patellar tendon it is often termed jumper’s knee because it often occurs in basketball and volleyball and other high impact sports.

Symptoms Of Patellar Tendonitis

There may be sudden aching and pain with subsequent swelling just below the kneecap and the knee may feel weak.

Suggestions For Managing Patellar Tendonitis

Management includes rest, ice, and medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.


Patellar Tendonitis Care Options


Osteopathy is a “whole body” system of manual therapy which uses a range of techniques to manage musculo-skeletal disorders and other functional disorders of the body. This form of treatment was developed in America in the 1870s by Dr Andrew Taylor Still and has progressed in development to be widely scientifically validated and utilised around the world.


Myotherapy is the evidence based assessment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Myotherapy targets the soft tissue of the body, namely muscle groups and connective tissue (myofascia), to help reduce pain, improve muscle function and increase joint range of motion. They also provide education on a range of postural complaints, functional movement and corrective exercise.