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Patellar Tendinopathy

What is patella tendinopathy?

Patellar tendinopathy (or as it is commonly known as patellar tendonitis or tendinitis) is an overuse injury affecting your knee. It is the result of repeated overstress of your patella tendon beyond its coping capacity. A common name for it is Jumper’s Knee since it is common in jumping sports such as volleyball and basketball.

When to seek advice

If you have severe pain affecting your sleep and daily activities, if you have had a serious injury or you have symptoms that have not improved with self-management, you should contact your GP practice. If you have a red, hot swollen joint please ring 111