I haven’t read this article yet, but I would suggest that the best four ways to manage patellar tendinopathy are:
1. Get new shoes every 300 miles
2. Cross train (don’t just run or play basketball)
3. Wear a Chopat strap just below your knee cap or use kinesiotape
4. Lift weights.
If these suggestions aren’t working, you may need a MRI as it might not be patellar tendinopathy!