The patellar tendon is the tendon that joins the kneecap with the tibia. It is located on the front of the knee just below the kneecap. It intervenes in knee extension movements. With certain activities that involve repeated overexertion and small trauma, the tendon can become inflamed and produce pain.
Pain in the front of the knee, just below the kneecap. The pain increases when the tendon is forced, which usually happens when running, jumping, climbing stairs and in the most intense cases it can hurt even when walking.
Tendon overload as well as repeated trauma tend to be more frequent in athletes, although anyone can suffer from this disease
It usually improves with rest, anti-inflammatory and cold applied locally. Followed by rehabilitation exercises of the musculature of the anterior aspect of the thigh (quadriceps). If with the above measures you do not get improvement you can infiltrate with a corticoid. Surgery is necessary on very rare occasions.