The patella tendon attaches the bottom of the knee cap to the top of the shin bone. Upon repetitive stress and low blood supply, the tendon can begin to degenerate. This degeneration can lead to Patellar tendinosis or Jumper’s knee.
Typically, pain presents at the front of the knee. This is usually felt while squatting and standing from a seated position or during exercise. This is most commonly caused by knee and hip muscular imbalances with improper foot mechanics. Sometimes this can be associated with swelling and pain behind the kneecap.
As one of the leading Sports Medicine doctors in Los Angeles, Dr. Steven Sampson offers advanced, minimally invasive treatments for tendinosis. Contact us today to get more information or request an appointment.