A member asked:

Can you tear your patella tendon from doing a lunge? i have so much pain in the base if the knee?

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Dr. Stanley Tao answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

This is a low energy exercise and would be rare to tear tendon. This however can flare up pain in the tendon due to inflammation or cause irritation to cartilage on back of kneecap. Try a different exercise like a seated leg press and take Motrin if possible.

Answered Oct 29, 2020



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