Knee Tendonitis

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Knee tendonitis is a condition that affects the tendons of one’s knee. It can be very painful because it involves the tendons being inflamed. Inflammation can be a result of over exertion of the knee or strain involving the knee joint. Individuals that are physically active in sports such as basketball or tennis may have increased chances of developing knee tendonitis. Though this condition affects many athletes, people everyday are experiencing this painful condition. This could be a result of activities that involves continuous squatting, being one’s feet for a long period of time, or constantly climbing. Aging may also contribute to how often an individual feels the painful affects of having tendonitis in the knee.

There are three types of knee tendonitis: patellar tendonitis, illiotibal band friction syndrome, and quadriceps tendonitis. The most common type of knee tendonitis is patellar tendonitis or “jumper’s knee”. Symptoms and signs of tendonitis in the knee may vary with each person. This is because different people have different amounts of inflammation in their tendons. For many, the first sign and symptom of knee tendonitis is pain. The knee will usually be swollen and painful to touch. The pain will occur during or after a session of physical activity. In severe cases the affected tendonitis knee may become immobile.

When any of these systems are felt it is important to seek knee tendonitis treatment. Treatment will depend on the severity of the knee tendonitis. Mild cases may require rest and medications in order to improve. In some situations strengthening and squatting exercises are needed in order to improve the mobility of the knee and to prevent additional injuries. Other treatment can include wearing a knee brace and if the injury is severe and surgery.

We are able to treat any form of knee tendonitis. With our training and equipment we will be able to recommend the best treatment for one’s knee tendonitis treatment.
Don’t assume the pain will go away. Continuing to exert the knee can lead to further tearing of the tendon within the knee. This can cause more inflammation and more pain.
We understand how painful a tendonitis knee can be and guarantee we will handle all cases with care.