Patellar Tendonitis

a condition caused by patellar tendon inflammation, very common among athletes who jump often like basket ball.  Overuse and repeated stress are the most common causes. Common symptoms are patellar tendon pain, swelling, limited range of motion, tenderness behind patellar lower cap.  Diagnosis is made via physical examination, history taking and MRI.  Treatment includes but not limited to anti-inflammatory, physical therapy, corticosteriod injections.

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