Patellar tendonitis or jumper’s knee limits mobility and requires knee pain relief. Though not necessarily a sports injury, this painful condition is observed typically in basketball players and volley ball player.
The first step is achieving knee pain relief for patellar tendonitis is rest. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and motrin are also used to decrease pain and swelling. If your knee injury is particularly painful or severe, an analgesic such as Celebrex may be prescribed.
In mild to moderate case of patellar tendonitis, patients can find knee pain relief by icing the area. In some cases, your doctor may provide a support strap, knee brace, or custom orthotics.