Tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon,
which is the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone.
Tendinitis pain in the knee is located in the front of the knee.
The pain gets worse when going up and down stairs or inclines.
Tendinitis knee pain can happen in runners, skiers, and cyclists.
Review Date: 06/04/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of
Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of
Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief,
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic
Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director,
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)