Patellar Tendonitis is an overuse injury of the knee and makes up 20% of all knee injuries. Additionally, 1 out of 10 adolescents suffer from Osgood Schlatter’s Syndrome. The location of pain with Patellar Tendonitis is on the front of the knee just below the kneecap (patella) along the tendon, down to the bump on the front of the upper shin (tibial tubercle).
This irritation may be brought on by several factors such as trauma, muscle imbalance, weakness in the hips or ankles, repetitive activities such as running, squatting, climbing, post-surgical sequela, or with Osgood Schlatter’s Syndrome, a common condition experienced during a rapid period of growth.
Diagnosis which present with pain located in the front of the knee and patellar tendon include Patellofemoral Syndrome, Chondromalacia Patellae, Inferior Patellar Fat Pad Syndrome.