Patellar tendinopathy is characterized by pain at the anterior (front) aspect of the knee, especially near the inferior (bottom) pole of the kneecap, that is worsened as knee extensor (quadriceps) demand increases. This condition is more common in males and in sports such as basketball, volleyball, football and tennis as these activities require the patellar tendon to repetitively store and release energy. When the tendon is challenged beyond its capacity or not allowed sufficient rest, the risk of developing symptoms increases.
Although the development and subsequent rehabilitation of patellar tendinopathy can be frustrating and lead to time off from sport, it does appear as though exercise, especially a progressive resistance training program, can be effective in restoring tendon health.
If you have pain just below the kneecap on the patellar tendon, this program will teach you exercises that will improve the health of the tendon, reduce pain and improve your overall function.
Disclaimer: Dr. Tom Walters and Rehab Science recommend that you speak with your doctor or physical therapist before participating in this rehab program. The videos in this program are intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. No information in the program videos is to be taken as medical or health advice. You agree, upon purchase, to release Dr. Tom Walters and Rehab Science of any and all liability and responsibility from any and all losses, liabilities, injuries, or damages. You agree to use this program at your own risk. Seek medical advice if you have any concerns about your individual needs.