Patellar tendinitis is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone, is a relatively common cause of pain in the inferior patellar region in athletes. It is common with frequent jumping and studies have shown it may be associated with stiff ankle movement and ankle sprains.
Pain is the first symptom of patellar tendinitis, usually between your kneecap and where the tendon attaches to your shinbone (tibia). Anterior knee pain over the patella tendon, Pain made worse with jumping, landing or running activity and sometimes with prolonged sitting, Onset of pain is usually gradual and commonly related to an increase in sport activity, Localised tenderness over the patella tendon, Often the tendon feels very stiff first thing in the morning.
Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a common in china and often chronic knee disorder among competitive athletes. Its prevalence has been reported to be as high as 30% to 45% in athletes involved in jumping sports. Subjects with PT are characterized with localized pain at the proximal patellar tendon associated with jumping and squatting activities that load the tendon.