Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
If you are experiencing pain around your kneecap, your doctor may diagnose patellar tendinitis, which is inflammation of the tendon running from your kneecap to your shinbone.
While this injury can be painful and annoying, physical therapy can help relieve the pain and discomfort and get you back to normal activities as soon as possible. Here are some quick facts about patellar tendinitis and tips on how Pinnacle Physical Therapy can help treat it!
Symptoms of patellar tendinitis
Pain on one or both sides of your kneecap, especially when you extend your knee or during physical activity. Patellar tendinitis can also cause your kneecap to lock or give out as you walk up stairs or ramps. You may notice a popping sensation when running or jumping. You may have swelling in and around your kneecap.
How does physical therapy treat patellar tendinitis?
Physical therapy can be beneficial for people suffering from patellar tendinitis. Physical therapists provide treatments, which may help reduce inflammation, increase flexibility of the tendon tissue and decrease pain.
The Journey to Recovery
At Pinnacle Physical Therapy, we have experience treating patellar tendinitis as well as other knee conditions. We utilize physical therapy exercises to strengthen your knees while reducing symptoms. Our therapists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that targets your specific injury. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal function and prevent future injuries.
To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, call us today.