Or prehaps vice versa? I jumped off a 4 foot tall stage 6 months ago and am still in some type of unconfirmed knee pain. Ive been told its tendonitis, patella femoral syndrome, a bone bruise, lots of things, but all those things (minus the bone bruise) seem like they would happen over time to someone far older than i (18), so despite MRI results, i'm convinced its a torn meniscus. I feel a good amount of pain on the inside (side touching my other kneecap) in the middle, where it looks like the diagrams i've seen place the meniscus. So i'm wondering if that is also causing the pain i have in the tendon that runs atop my knee cap, because I also have alot of pain there. This is so frustrating, and I just want to be able to run and jump and do normal 18 year old things.