The knee is the largest joint in our body and it has a complex anatomy that consists of bones, tendons, and ligaments. The knee is also an extremely active joint and bears an immense pressure that comes from the variety of the movements performed by the leg and the knee.

The patellar tendonitis is a common knee injury that can be seen in every active person, but athletes and sports players are exceptionally prone to developing this painful condition.

Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella (kneecap) to the tibia (shinbone). Terrible pain and uncomfortable stiffness are usually the first signs that indicate a patellar tendonitis, however, swelling and a burning feeling in the kneecap are commonly felt symptoms when the tendon becomes inflamed.

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As an experienced orthopedic doctor, Dr. Armin Tehrany easily recognized the patellar tendonitis when Eugene Krel first visited Manhattan Orthopedic Care. During the examination, Dr. Tehrany carefully tested Eugene’s range of motions and probed the area where Eugene felt the pain, and his suspicion about patellar tendonitis was confirmed.

The treatment options for a tendon inflammation depend on the severity of the injury. Since Eugene’s injury was a mild type of patellar tendonitis, Dr. Tehrany recommended a conservative treatment plan. Based on what he saw during the examination, Dr. Tehrany recommended proceeding with the conservative measures to reduce the pain. The treatment plan included a period of controlled leg rest combined with periods of stretching and strengthening the leg muscles.

Thrilled that Dr. Tehrany opted for a conservative treatment that successfully healed his knee, Eugene was happy to share his positive experience on Google with a candid review:

“Excellent bedside manner. All explanations are clear and given with patience. Conservative treatment approach to avoid unneeded surgery was most welcome.”