Patellar Tendinitis is an overuse injury causing inflammation in the patellar tendon. It is common in athletes particularly those involved in volleyball or basketball. Pain is often sharp and localized to the tendon bellow the patella (knee cap). Physiotherapy can assist in improving pain through therapeutic modalities and taping, stretching of tight structures (e.g. hamstrings, quadriceps, IT band) and strengthening of quadriceps, gluteus and hip muscles. Education is also provided on return to sport.