What is it?
Irritation and inflammation of the patellar tendon which is the common quadriceps tendon attaching on the tibia.
- Strength imbalances of the quadriceps muscles
- Pain just below the patella
- Improves after warming up, worse after sitting down or inactivity
- If caused by overpronation, consider stability shoes/inserts
- Consider referral to physical therapist for further evaluation
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