What is Patellar Tendonitis
Patellar tendonitis is a pain in the band of tissue that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis: Pain and tenderness around the patellar tendon, swelling where the patellar tendon attaches to the shin bone, pain with jumping, running, or walking, especially downhill or downstairs, pain with bending or straightening the leg.
What Causes Patellar Tendonitis: The most common cause is too much jumping. Other repeated activities such as running, walking, or bicycling may lead to patellar tendonitis. It is particularly common in people who play basketball. All of these activities put repeated stress on the patellar tendon, causing it to be inflamed.
Why it Works: Cho-Pat`s original Knee Strap and the patented Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap are effective. Both devices are designed to apply slight pressure on the patellar tendon distributing the forces that normally are concentrated on it thus reducing the symptoms of overuse syndromes. For additional measure, the Dual Action Knee Strap applies pressure on the tendon above the kneecap. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the undersurface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q angle).
Consult with your medical professional as to the cause of your discomfort.