Tendinitis means inflammation of the tendon. Patella tendinitis is inflammation in the patella tendon (the tendon that connects the knee cap to the shin bone). It usually results from overuse or repetitive stress, such as frequent jumping and distance running.
Some symptoms of patella tendinitis are pain below the patella, knee swelling, pain with squatting or with straightening knee after sitting, pain with jumping.
Patella tendinitis can be effectively treated with various modalities, including: dry needling, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, and knee strengthening exercises.