Performance Therapy — Quadriceps Tendinitis
Posted by Stuart Hinds on
Inflammation of the quadriceps tendon can be a result of repetitive stress to the quadriceps or excessive stress before the muscle is conditioned Minor tears may occur in the tendon when it is stretched while subjected to loading. Pain just above the patella (kneecap), especially when extending (straightening) the knee, usually accompanies this injury. Cause of injury Repetitive stress to the tendon, e.g. running or jumping. Repetitive acceleration and deceleration, e.g. hurdling or football. Untreated injury to the quadriceps. Signs and symptoms Pain just above the patella. Jumping, running, kneeling or walking down stairs may aggravate the pain....
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