What is Patella Tendinopathy?
Sometimes the patella tendon (linking the lower border of the patella to the front of the shin bone) becomes painful. This is usually an overuse type injury, but various factors may make it more likely to occur. The diagnosis of the condition is usually relatively straightforward, and an ultrasound scan is often used to confirm the typical appearances. Treatment options include dealing with any underlying causative factors, physiotherapy, low energy shock-wave therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and rarely surgery.