SOFT TISSUE INJURY
Surrounding structures of the knee can become painful for a variety of reasons including sudden increase in the demands placed on the knee (increased exercise), poor biomechanics, and over-training.
This may result in tendonitis, bursitis or impingement.
Initial management in conjunction with a physiotherapist is:
Relative rest of the joint
Local measures to decrease pain and swelling
Strengthening exercises for the knee and core muscles
Retraining of proper biomechanics
Graduated return to activity
Rarely surgical intervention is required if other treatment modalities are ineffective.