Patellar tendon is the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. Patellar Tendon is prone to injury. The pain in that area is referred to as Patellar Tendinitis it is also known as Jumpers knee.Runners experiencing Patellar Tendinitis complain of knee pain.
It affects runners with a BMI of 25 or higher or who have a history of playing basketball and have suddenly increased their weekly mileage.
The patellar tendon helps your leg extend during running or jumping, but that repeated motion can create small tears in the tendon. After years of activity and then a sudden increase in mileage, your body may struggle to repair those tears.
Patellar Tendon Strengthening Exercises
To prevent Patellar Tendinitis keep your weight in check. Do squats to strengthen the patellar tendon and stretch your quads and hamstrings. Avoid increasing mileage by more than 10 percent per week.
The Patellar Tendon Strengthening Exercises are also good for those who are doing rehabilitation of Patellar Tendon.
Watch this video of Knee Exercises to Strenghen Muscles around the Patella to Avoid Knee Pain