Patella Tendinopathy (commonly known as Jumpers Knee) is the medical name for a condition that causes pain in the tendon underneath the knee capBook A Consultation
The patella tendon attaches the thigh muscle (quadriceps) to the top of the shin (tibia) and is an incredibly strong tendon taking the load of squatting, kicking, running, landing and of course, jumping. This knee problem can occur in all age groups.
The signs & symptoms of Jumpers Knee are:
Pain usually comes from within the tendon and is often due to overload of the tendon causing changes to occur within its structure. Jumpers knee can also occur due to biomechanics (lower limb alignment) and poor technique.