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What could cause pain is below the kneecap? The trainer said something about tendonitis. Could a quad injury have had anything to do with that?

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Dr. Stacy Frye
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Patellar tendinitis

Patellar tendon attaches patella (kneecap) to your shin bone (tibia).
Sounds like you're describing patellar tendinitis- swelling & irritation of tendon. Often due to overuse - too much activity without enough rest, change in training regimen, technique issues, issues with footwear. If quad is tight/injured, can change your form - stress the tendon. Try ice, rest, NSAIDs, patellar cross straps.

In brief: Patellar tendinitis

Patellar tendon attaches patella (kneecap) to your shin bone (tibia).
Sounds like you're describing patellar tendinitis- swelling & irritation of tendon. Often due to overuse - too much activity without enough rest, change in training regimen, technique issues, issues with footwear. If quad is tight/injured, can change your form - stress the tendon. Try ice, rest, NSAIDs, patellar cross straps.
Dr. Stacy Frye
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Jumpers knee

The patellar tendon is below the knee.
The quadriceps tendon is above the knee.this is most likely patellar tendon night is. Your physician can evaluate you and see what the best therapy is.

In brief: Jumpers knee

The patellar tendon is below the knee.
The quadriceps tendon is above the knee.this is most likely patellar tendon night is. Your physician can evaluate you and see what the best therapy is.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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