Patellar Tendonitis is an overuse injury about the knee, common in sports requiring repetitive stress about the quadriceps mechanism resulting in pain located in the front of the knee below the patella, This irritation may be brought on by trauma, or repetitive activities such as running, squatting, climbing, or even by a rapid period of growth. Anterior knee pain can also be the result of several conditions such as Patellofemoral Syndrome, Chondromalacia Patellae, Osgood Schlatter's disease, inferior patellar fat pad irritation, as well a result from surgery.  

Symptoms of this disorder are described as pain, localized about the front of the knee brought on by passive flexion (bending), or resisted extension (straightening). It is commonly worse with squatting, stairs (worse on descent) and standing from a seated position.

Treatment may include rest, ice, stretching, and gradual controlled strengthening exercises as directed by a physical therapist or athletic trainer. Medical treatments include non-steroidal medication, and in some instances, injection therapy. In addition to these treatment options, occasionally a strap is used in order to provide support and assist in dispersing the forces about the knee.

The Tendon Trak ™ uses patented technology and has been shown clinically to increase function and decrease discomfort with squatting. The Tendon Trak ™ is the only device available on the market that does not apply direct pressure to the irritated tissue. Because it is low profile, comfortable to wear and easy to apply, the Tendon Trak ™ will not hinder functional activities, assisting with early, pain free return to function.