Patellar tendonitis is an injury to the tendon that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone.
The patellar tendon helps with activities such as kicking, running, and jumping and is affected when there is consistent stress on the knee.
When there is constant stress, tiny tears are being created in the tendon. If corrective action is not taken, the tendon becomes inflamed.
Patellar tendonitis is also referred to as jumper’s knee, because athletes, whose sports involve frequent jumping, such as basketball players, are often the ones who are diagnosed with this condition.
Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective form of treatment for patellar tendonitis and helps in fast pain relief and mobility restoration. As it is non-surgical in nature, the recovery time is faster as well. The MASTERPULS® Ultra MP50, MP100, and MP200 and MASTERPULS® ONE machines, from Storz Medical, available at Shockwave Canada, can be used in the treatment of patellar tendonitis.