Patellar Tendonitis-also referred to as “jumper’s knee” is an inflammatory condition of the patellar tendon. This will often flare up with changes in activity such as increase in mileage, speed, jumping, or hills. There will be sharp localized pain below the patella during exercise. Acupuncture, rest, heat and ice are a good combination to treat this condition. Acupuncture can help to rebalance the quads to ensure the patellar tendon is tracking properly over the joint. Many athletes will be tight in their lateral quads and glutes, and weaker in the adductor and medial quad groups. Acupuncture can reset the neurological signaling to these muscles, helping to bring them back into balance.