What is Patellar / Quadriceps Tendonitis vs Tear?

Patellar tendonitis and quadriceps tendonitis are terms used when discussing anterior knee pain related to inflammation. These conditions are related to overuse. Athletes, industrial laborers that squat, lunge, run, jump, push or pull can cause repetitive stress to this area creating unwanted inflammation and pain. In addition to the repetitive stresses, muscular imbalances, muscular tightness or weakness can be a contributing factor to these symptoms.

Tendonitis of the Patellar Tendon