Apology in advance if the answer has already been given somewhere although I haven't found it yet. After five months of rest I have finally gained some real progress with my patella tendinitis but to my disbelief over the past three weeks I have developed the most peculiar symptom with the same knee. The pain is located on the lateral side of the patella tendon in the spongy area next to what I believe is the top of the tibia in which there is tenderness also. The pain can be brought on most always from kneeling and what I've found really strange, is that I can bring on the pain by pushing with fingers on the spongy area, medial of the patella tendon (the exact opposite side). When I do this I can literally feel the ligament/tendon of interest move under the skin and is accompanied by pain that I liken to a small electric shock. Note that there is virtually no pain when squatting or stepping. It is activated a little on the lunge only when the affected knee is lowered to the ground. I have never had injuries to any knee and given that it has had five months of rest I'm at a loss as to why it has developed. My summary is that it is not load that initiates the pain rather pressure applied from tension or actual physical pressure. Am I right in thinking it is merely muscle imbalance/tracking disorder? Perhaps due to too much inactivity causing muscle atrophy and misfiring patterns and instability? I'd be extremely appreciative of any advice. Thanks, Russell.
Asked by R VAN DEN BOSCH - 3 answers - 4 years 21 weeks ago