Question asked by Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc &Sports Physio, MPT 1352 days ago
what is the difference between quadricep tendonitis and patellar tendonitis? part 1
Patellar tendonitis, sometimes called jumper’s knee, is an inflammation of the patellar tendon. Quadricep tendonitis is an inflammation of the quadriceps tendon.
The quadriceps tendon inserts onto the patella, continues across the patella, and forms the patellar tendon below the knee.
excellent spot on!
Spot on stephen. Patellar tendonitis typically affects those who participate in jumping sports such as basketball or volleyball. Whereas, quadricep tendonitis is primarily seen in football more so then soccer or in sports where there isa rapid deceleration of the leg where the quadricep is involved.
I have a client that developed quadricep tendonitis from full court tennis. He also had muliple surgeries from a car crash but his doctor advised me the tendonitis was from the constant quick stopping after sprinting on the court. Alleviating the tension in his hamstrings has helped a lot.