||Enlarged tibial tuberosity causing inflammation of the patellar tendon at the location where the patellar tendon inserts into the tibial tubercle. Common in young, male athletes.
||During growth spurts in young athletes, the quadriceps muscle, which is much stronger than the patellar tendon, can pull away the patellar tendon from the tibia, causing pain.
||Pain and/or tenderness just below the kneecap at the patellar tendon insertion on the tibial tubernacle.
||R.I.C.E. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
Reduce activity to promote healing. Strengthen surrounding muscles with a professionally recommended program. Apply Ice for 10-15 minutes after each workout to reduce inflammation and pain. A proper stretching routine is highly recommended pre and post workouts. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a sports medicine professional is recommended.