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Patellar tendinopathy, also known as “jumper’s knee,” is a painful condition characterised by inflammation and degeneration of the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia).

This condition typically develops in athletes and individuals involved in activities that involve repetitive jumping or running.

Treatment cost

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Treatment Summary at a glance

Procedure Time:

30 mins

Recommended No. of Treatments

One – Three



Side Effects:

Minor pain at injection site


Pain free joints

Duration of results:

Between a few months and a lifetime

Back to Work:

Within two days

Full Recovery:

Within two weeks

How does it work?

Your Consultant will assess which injection is best for you following an initial consultation. We may require a diagnostic ultrasound, x-ray or MRI depending on which injection therapy your Consultant thinks will aid you the most.

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  1. Overuse: Patellar tendinopathy often results from repetitive stress and overuse of the patellar tendon. Activities such as jumping, running, and sudden changes in direction can increase the risk.
  2. Muscle Imbalances: Muscle imbalances around the knee joint, particularly weakness or tightness in the quadriceps and hamstrings, can contribute to increased stress on the patellar tendon.
  3. Biomechanical Factors: Abnormal gait patterns, poor footwear, or issues with knee alignment can increase the risk of developing patellar tendinopathy.

  • Pain and tenderness at the front of the knee, just below the kneecap.
  • Pain that worsens with activities that load the patellar tendon, such as jumping or running.
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion in the knee joint.
  • Pain that may persist after activity or upon waking in the morning.

Depending on the joint issue you present with, there may be a couple of ways to diagnose your pain and thereby find you a lasting solution.

Firstly, you will have a telephone consultation with one of our highly trained patient advisors. This patient advisor will ask you a series of pre-assessment questions to better understand your personal needs.

You will then be invited for a consultation with one of our leading experts. To better gain an understanding of the problem, the Consultant may suggest you receive an x-ray or an MRI.

What is an x-ray?
A diagnostic test that can help identify what issues are causing the pain.

What is an MRI?
A diagnostic test using a magnetic field and radio waves for a detailed image of both joint and soft tissue.

What is an ultrasound?
Typically a handheld device that provides an on the spot image of the soft tissue.

Once we’ve received the results of your diagnostic tests, our team will be able to advise you on next best steps to get you pain free.

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