What is Tendinopathy?

Knee tendinopathy refers to a condition where there is damage or degeneration to the tendons around the knee joint, often due to overuse or repetitive strain. Tendons are tough bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones, and in the knee, there are several tendons that play crucial roles in movement and stability.

More About Knee Tendinopathy

One common type of knee tendinopathy is patellar tendinopathy, also known as jumper’s knee, which affects the tendon connecting the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). This condition is often seen in athletes who participate in activities that involve jumping or frequent running.

Symptoms of knee tendinopathy typically include pain, stiffness, and swelling around the affected tendon. The pain may worsen with activity and improve with rest. In some cases, the pain may become chronic and interfere with daily activities.

Treatment for knee tendinopathy usually involves a combination of rest, ice, physical therapy, and exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee. In more severe cases, medical interventions such as corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary.

It’s important to properly diagnose and treat knee tendinopathy to prevent further damage and to promote healing and recovery.