Tendinopathy refers to a failed healing response to the tendons, which in this case is your patella tendon. The patella tendon crosses the front of your knee joint to attach your quadriceps muscles to the shin bone.
Tendons are a fibrous stretchy tissue that attach muscles to bones and transmit the forces made by muscle contraction into movements. When you have tendinopathy, the tendon has become irritated and worn, which causes pain when this part of the tissue is stressed or compressed.
Rest alone is very unlikely to enable a full recovery. The key to recovery is to improve the overall joint function to allow ease of movement and put healthy loads through to tendon to promote the appropriate healing response.
It is important to note that as you work through The Heal My Injury Treatment Plan, the aching pain will likely be the last thing to resolve. Increases in activity and function is the main guide to successful progressions in healing response.
Our treatment plans are designed over three phases. Click the link below to get started with your personal treatment plan: