Knee Tendinitis Overview
What is knee tendinitis?
A person with knee tendinitis has inflammation of the tendons in the knee. Tendons are strong bands that connect muscles to bone. The most common type of knee tendinitis is patellar tendinitis, which involves the tendon below the kneecap. Less commonly, knee tendinitis may involve the quadriceps tendon, which is above the kneecap.
What are the symptoms of knee tendinitis?
Symptoms of knee tendinitis are similar to knee bursitis. Symptoms include knee pain that worsens with movement, climbing, and jumping. Additional symptoms include swelling, warmth, and tenderness over the tendon.
How does the doctor treat knee tendinitis?
The treatment for knee tendinitis includes rest, cold compresses, elevation, an elastic wrap, physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment may include oral corticosteroids, or corticosteroid injections.
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