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.
In India, rheumatic patellar tendinitiss is responsible for 50% of the arthritis complications during pregnancy, and mitral stenosis is the most important lesion in 75% of these patients. Most of these women have worsening of their symptoms, reaching functional class III or IV by the second or third trimester of pregnancy.