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Can Crossing Legs Cause Knee Cap Injury
Pain, not swelling: A pinched nerve can (and often does) cause pain, along with tingling and numbness. However, pinched nerves should not cause swelling. (there may be swelling in the area of the pinched nerve, but it would not be visible. The knee would not swell from a pinched nerve alone.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Switch it: Patellafemoral knee pain is one of the most common and also most frustrating conditions to treat. Causes are multiple, but bowing or any other issues regarding knee alignment can contribute. If bowing is extreme, surgery may be necessary to correct. Oftentimes, however, a more conservative approach involving physical therapy/strengthening of the thigh and hip muscles is effective. Be patient. ...Read more
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Yes - you need evalu: Yes it can especially if there is a Baker's cyst where the fluid can leak out of the back of the knee and go down the leg. This can be joint fluid and at times with an injury there can be acute swelling, even with bleeding that can leak out the back and do this. Ask your physican if you have a Baker's Cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes, calf X's knee: The calf muscles cross the back of the knee as they originate from the back of the thigh bone next to the knee capsule. When the knee hyperextends, the back of the knee often over stretches. This can cause injury to your knee that includes the posterior capsule and juxtaposed calf muscles. The calf muscles can become strained or torn causing pain and swelling in the injured calf muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?
Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic this. You need to have imaging, and evaluation, fluid removed from the knee, and a good idea of what the internal structural problems that may be compressing the nerve or vascular structures in the back of the knee ...Read more
What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?
Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more
Possibly flatfeet: Check and see if you have them. ...Read more
Yes: That often is the case with a posterior horn tear. ...Read more
See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons . Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Only a neuropathic joint would be expected to do so. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?
My knee is killing me I have no injury hurts in front of knee cap & behind my knee tightness swollen hurts to walk or do anything what causes this?
Have not mentioned: much history. This is important as it could lead to the cause of pain. If you are still hurting you need to see one now but not urgently. If you are overdoing or running it could be a form of shin splints if on the shin or patellar tendonitis at the insertion Many times it is the exercise or overuse that is the cause. Best wishes ...Read more
Possible causes of aching pain in inner/medial knee 1-2 inches below knee cap height? It mostly occurs after running, is worse the further I run, and makes straightening/flexing the leg painful for 2-3 days. No visible swelling.
Knee ache: Tendonitis can be the problem. Treatment consists of avoiding stressing the knee and taking anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve for a week. If Lack of improvement, consult an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and advice. A knee xray or mri may be ordered as part of the evaluation to look for arthritis,patella pathology or internal knee derangement like cartilage or ligament damage. ...Read more
Is it possible a blood clot would cause pain in both legs and/or both knee caps that warm to the touch?
Hip 2 foot leg pain, sometimes foot turns ice cold. Broke knee cap years ago, not diabetic, not over weight. Cause for concern?
Go see a doctor: Pain that radiates from hip 2 toes is usually caused by a pathology above the hip. Your patella (knee cap) fracture, most likely, has nothing to do with this pain. Your back is a likely candidate, but your history of heart disease and the fact that your foot turns cold, makes me think of a vascular (arterial) cause for your pain. I would definitely recommend you see a doctor to begin a workup. ...Read more
I have burning pain in my legs near knee caps and on skin of stomach. Just diagnosed w/ Sjogrens. Can this be the cause? Only 30 yrs old
Severe right knee cap pain when bending and putting weight on it when bent. Also swollen. No injury. What could be wrong?
Very sudden excruciating pain on outer aspect radiating to under knee cap.Unable to bear weight.No recent injury..Hx.Of surgery on knee?
It appears my knee is turned inside rather than forward.I was told it looks like i may have dislocated my knee cap.Possible injuries?No pain/swelling
Patella dislocation: If there is no pain and no swelling, it seems less likely that there has been an injury. It sounds as though you may have a developmental issue such as a shallow trochlear groove or patella alta or femoral anteversion. Talk with your orthopedic doctor for further info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Separate structures: The acl is a ligament in the center of the knee that holds the knee together by preventing certain knee rotations and translations. The kneecap (or patella) is a bone in the front if the knee that assists the quad muscles in straightening your knee. The play very different roles in the knee. ...Read more
Knee pain no injury feels like pressure in my knee knee cap & back of knee pain hurts to do anything what gives?
Common: Bending or using the knee too much, arthritis , bursitis, a collection of fluid in the knee, a tear in the meniscus, a tear in a ligament, muscle strain, conditions that don’t involve the knee(hip, other), knee injuries, a knee joint infection, or a condition called gout, which causes crystals to form inside joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is popping on the inside of my knee up by the top end of my knee cap. What type of injury is this?
Right above my knee cap I'm getting these flashes of pain in my right knee. No injury at all just started today and comes in flashes. Prob nothing?
20yr f "growing pains" at night underneath and around knee caps for 1 yr. Fell a few months ago one 1 knee with no injury but bruising. Just walk.
I've been having knee pain for about 2 weeks no injury occurred the pain is around the knee cap i h get this warm sensation in the knee hurts to walk?
Inflammation: Sometimes arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) can cause warmth and pain with joint effusion. Other soft tissue abnormalities such as tendonitis, muscle strain. There are many other conditions that can cause similar findings. If this pain continues, you should consult physician for physical exam, possibly blood tests, and imaging studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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