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Patellar Tendinitis Treatment.

Patellar Tendinitis Treatment

Patellar tendinitis, commonly known as jumper’s knee, is a prevalent condition that causes pain in the inferior patellar region among individuals engaged in sports activities. It can significantly impact athletes’ performance and hinder their ability to enjoy their sport. Recognising the importance of early intervention, our clinic offers state-of-the-art treatments to address patellar tendinitis, including Shockwave therapy and ElectroMagneto Transduction Therapy (EMTT).

Patellar tendinitis is characterised by several symptoms, including pain in the tendon area, knee tightness, subtle swelling, pain during or after training, and “squeaking” sensations in the tendon. It is typically caused by repetitive overloading of the knee’s extensor mechanism, commonly seen in younger individuals. Factors contributing to the development of patellar tendinitis include a sudden increase in training frequency or intensity, transitioning between training methods, training on hard surfaces, improper mechanics, genetic abnormalities of the knee joint, and weak quad muscles.

Traditional Rehabilitation Programs: Rehabilitation programs for patellar tendinitis typically involve a combination of non-impact aerobic conditioning, flexibility training for the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, cryotherapy (ice massage or ice packs), and strengthening exercises such as leg press, side step-ups, and mini squats.

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Shockwave Therapy: An Effective Treatment Option

Clinical trials conducted over the last 20-years have shown that shockwave therapy can be a more effective and safer alternative to traditional conservative treatments for managing chronic patellar tendinopathy. This innovative treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, enabling patients to experience faster recovery and a return to their sport or exercise regime.

At our clinic, we have observed remarkable outcomes in patients who undergo shockwave therapy, both in those who have been suffering from patellar tendinitis for an extended period and those who have recently developed symptoms. Shockwave therapy significantly reduces pain, with many patients reporting pain relief after just a few treatment sessions.

Our therapists prioritise patient comfort throughout the procedure, gradually increasing the intensity of the impulses while minimizing discomfort. Following treatment, patients may experience a brief tingling sensation and minimal residual pain, which quickly subsides.

Patellar Tendinitis Treatment.

Shockwave Therapy & Patellar Tendinitis Treatment Research

The extracorporeal application of focused shockwaves, or direct mechanical impacts in the form of pressure waves on chronic tendinopathies, has shown good or excellent results similar or better to surgery, with the advantage of being a non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects. 

For example, a study published in the International Journal of Surgery noted that Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ESWT) gave good results in treating chronic tendinopathies and recommended the use of ESWT in chronic patellar tendinopathies. (1)

These studies are in line with our own experience of successfully treating patients with Patellar Tendinitis.

Patellar Tendinitis Treatment.

We administer EMTT through a handheld device that is placed over the affected area. The treatment is painless and non-invasive, and typically takes just a few minutes to complete. Patients may receive several EMTT sessions over the course of a few weeks, depending on the severity of their symptoms and the extent of their injury.

EMTT Therapy for Patellar Tendinitis

We are now using ElectroMagnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT) in conjunction with Shockwave therapy as we have found the combination of the two treatments especially effective for dealing with Patellar Tendinitis.

EMTT is a non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic waves to stimulate healing in the affected area. The treatment works by producing a pulsed electromagnetic field that penetrates the tissues of the shoulder joint and stimulates cellular activity. This increased cellular activity can help to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and promote tissue repair, all of which can improve the symptoms of Patellar Tendinitis.

One of the major advantages of EMTT is that it is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any medication or surgery. This makes it a safe and convenient treatment option for patients who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to more invasive treatments.

We are one of the few clinics in the country offering this as a solution to this painful condition and we recommend you book an appointment soon.


Shockwave Clinics Ltd is the leading shockwave clinic in London and the UK with the most advanced and comprehensive range of shockwave and complimentary technologies, including magneto transduction therapy and radio frequency.

For over 10-years we have been using Focused Shockwave to treat numerous muscular problems caused by sports injuries as well as back pain, problems caused by invasive surgery and simple old age.