The right touch... makes all the difference

Opening Hours : Mon,Wed & Fri- 10am to7pm
  Contact : (718) 480-1000

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)

Patellar Tendinitis

Jumping sports (such as basketball and volleyball) put a huge load on the kneecap and attached tendons. Signs and symptoms of patellar tendonitis include pain to touch directly on the patellar tendon and occasionally, swelling. Treatment includes activity modification, and physical therapy.

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson is a specific disorder of the patellar tendon where it attaches to the base of the kneecap. In contrast, Osgood-Schlatter disease is a disorder of the tendon where it attaches at the tibial tuberosity of the leg. Both are common disorders in maturing teens. Treatment includes activity modification, physical therapy, and rarely surgical excision of the associated necrotic debris.


The information in this medical library is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this mls accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.