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Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar Tendonitis Symptoms and Causes

Also known as jumper’s knee, patellar tendonitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to shinbone (tibia). Common symptoms of patellar tendonitis: Pain and tenderness around the patellar tendon include swelling and pain with jumping, running, walking or bending or straightening the leg. It may be caused by overuse of the knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces.