What is patellar tendinopathy
The quadriceps is connected to the shinbone by a strong tendon, with the kneecap (patella) embedded within it. The part above the kneecap is called the quadriceps tendon, while the lower part is the patella tendon.
Patellar tendinopathy is an overuse injury that takes the form of an inflammation of the patella tendon. This typically occurs on one of the tendon’s bony insertion sites: either on the tip of the patella or on the tibial tuberosity, a bony bump on the shinbone. Problems with the patella tendon can almost always be traced to abnormal function of the quadriceps.