Exercises after treatment of the patellar tendonitis – level 2

Management after treatment of the patella tendonitis (jumper's knee) and the quadriceps aponeurositis; level 2 – strengthening

We start strengthening exercises 2 weeks after the injection and do them for another 2-4 weeks. They're preceeded by level 1 exercises (no pain during stretching).

Strengthening of the quadriceps in lying on the back position.


To actively and isomertically strengthen the quadriceps.

Start position


 Wzmocnienie czynne, izometryczne mięśnia czworogłowego - 1

Lie on your back with your leg straight.



Wzmocnienie czynne, izometryczne mięśnia czworogłowego - 2 

Raise your leg about 20cm above the ground and hold it in full extension. Then slowly lower the leg to the start position.


Hold it for at least 20 seconds. Do 10 repetitions three times a day.


Try to hold your leg raised longer and longer. By the end of the 5th week you can introduce weight bearing. In the 4th week start using the exercise cycle – the saddle high, weight bearing gradually increased.