Quadriceps Tendinopathy is common in weightlifters or older athletes. The quad inserts at the top of the patella. Often due to overuse, this tendon can become irritated or inflamed, causing pain.
What is it?
Quadriceps Tendinopathy refers to injuries, such as in the form of tendonitis or tenosynovitis, to the tendon that attaches the quad muscle to the kneecap.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include kneecap pain, especially when running or contracting the quadriceps, swelling, tenderness, and occasionally, stiffness in the knee joint.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing range of motion or strength limitations, and palpation for tender points above or on the patella.
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