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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See details: This sounds as if it is an inflammatory arrhritis. See a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis as there are literally numerous causes of knee inflammation. ...Read more

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Most common cause of pain in leg just below knee cap? When do I see a dr?

Most common cause of pain in leg just below knee cap? When do I see a dr?

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

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The bone behind my knee cap has worn down and causes my leg to give way. Can this be fixed?

The bone behind my knee cap has worn down and causes my leg to give way. Can this be fixed?

Total knee: Some knee cap arthritis can be treated with medications and exercise. When those things fail, consideration of resurfacing or a total knee is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible a blood clot would cause pain in both legs and/or both knee caps that warm to the touch?

Is it possible a blood clot would cause pain in both legs and/or both knee caps that warm to the touch?

Possibly: Your description is not the usual presentation for a blood clot. But there is no way to make a diagnosis without an exam. Blood clots can have unusual presentations. If you are experiencing pain in you legs, call your family doctor and discuss the situation with him. ...Read more

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Hip 2 foot leg pain, sometimes foot turns ice cold. Broke knee cap years ago, not diabetic, not over weight. Cause for concern?

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

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Very sudden excruciating pain on outer aspect radiating to under knee cap. Unable to bear weight. No recent injury. Hx.Of surgery on knee?

Very sudden excruciating pain on outer aspect radiating to under knee cap. Unable to bear weight. No recent injury. Hx.Of surgery on knee?

Disk herniation: There are a few things that may cause your symptoms that may not be related to your knees, like a disk herniation in your low back. You should get a musculoskeletal / neurological evaluation by your healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

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

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Knee pain no injury feels like pressure in my knee knee cap & back of knee pain hurts to do anything what gives?

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 more

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I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now I still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

Patella: No pain is a good thing unless you have a charcot joint with destruction from diabetes, etc. It doesn't sound like a neuropathic joint, so continue maintenance exercises and avoid surgery. ...Read more

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There is popping on the inside of my knee up by the top end of my knee cap. What type of injury is this?

There is popping on the inside of my knee up by the top end of my knee cap. What type of injury is this?

Knee popping: This popping may not be from an injury. It could be from mild wear under the kneecap called chondromalacia or from normal tissue in the knee called a plica. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Jabs: Sharp, jabbing pains occurring spontaneously are often due to irritable superficial nerves or muscle fibers. These are not anything serious as a rule and shouldn't interfere with normal activities. If symptoms worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Knee cap injury, back of knee pain, also numbing behind knee also causing feet to tingly and go numb. Could my plantaris is damaged? What to do?

Knee cap injury, back of knee pain, also numbing behind knee also causing feet to tingly and go numb. Could my plantaris is damaged? What to do?

Injury and pain: As soon as possible you must see your primary doctor about your pain and numbing. If you have seen a specialist about this you would be better served if you saw that doctor first.
If you can, please let me know what the doctors have said. ...Read more

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I am 42, no history of knee injury. Recently I get a burning sensation just beneath my knee cap when kneeling. No knee pain otherwise. Any ideas?

I am 42, no history of knee injury. Recently I get a burning sensation just beneath my knee cap when kneeling. No knee pain otherwise. Any ideas?

Early wear and tear: Pain coud be due to irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid kneeling, stairs, knee extension machines, deep squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more

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Knee pain and feels like bone on knee cap moves or feels mushy. What could cause this?

Knee pain and feels like bone on knee cap moves or feels mushy. What could cause this?

Orthopedic consult: See and orthopedist and get a plain x-ray of the knee and a MRI, Get a diagnosis!!!
Probably osteoarthritis ...Read more

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Have pain just below the knee cap when playing squash? What is the cause and how to remedy that?

Arthritis: You probably have some degree of osteoarthritis which is wear and tear of the cartilage which is cushioning between bones. You will need
Knee X-rays to diagnose. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. There are also topical creams to help soothe the discomfort. ...Read more

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My knees hurt just below and under knee cap everytime I walk up but especially down stairs? Possible cause?

My knees hurt just below and under knee cap everytime I walk up but especially down stairs? Possible cause?

Chondromalacia: Or roughness on the back of the kneecap is the most likely. There are treatments available. See your pcp or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can cause a knee cap to swell and bruise and also to have sonething hard that moves on my knee cap please help?

What can cause a knee cap to swell and bruise and also to have sonething hard that moves on my knee cap please help?

Needs eval: Bruise is usually from bleeding, which can also have swelling.
Unusual place to bruise without some trauma?
Knee cap is a bone and hard and moves?
Can be fractured with enough trauma.
Ortho is the discipline most likely to diagnose. ...Read more

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Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis is common below the kneecap. Ice is good to decrease swelling. VMO exercises also helpful to prevent further issues. ...Read more

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Live on 3rd floor, told I have super loose knee caps and sometimes hurt. Can walking up and down 3 flights daily induce or cause arthritis?

Live on 3rd floor, told I have super loose knee caps and sometimes hurt. Can walking up and down 3 flights daily induce or cause arthritis?

3rd Fl Loose Knees: Do you wear any type of sleeves or braces for your loose knee caps (patella)? Your knees would most likely feel better and less pain with knee supports. These help decrease the chances of your patellae from tracking incorrectly. That in turn should help reduce (not 100% guarantee) further degenerative arthritis to your patellae. Some arthritis is prob on back side your patellae b/c of looseness. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of persistant pain in the front of the knee below the knee cap felt strongest w/twisting and foot back farther than knee?

What is the main cause of persistant pain in the front of the knee below the knee cap felt strongest w/twisting and foot back farther than knee?

PAF: Patellofemoral syndrome would be my first thought. Patella stabilizing brace or strap and Phys Therapy program to strengthen the VMO of the quads can be helpful along with modifying exercise to avoid aggravation. Ice after exercise and NSAID if no reason not to take. Other common causes arthritis, meniscal tear or degeneration, loose body in the knee, bony bruise to knee host of others as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of knee pain below the knee cap?

Osgood schlaters: If you are are a teenager you may have painful tibial tuberodities as seen in osgood schlatters disease. This is seen in teen ager when the bone grows quicker than the blood supply causing islands of necrosis. This is a benign vondition helped by rest. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain and cracking in knee cap?

What could cause sharp pain and cracking in knee cap?

Wear if cArtilage: You can have cartilage degeneration that causes pain with bending. You can have patella tendinitis also. Need good evaluation to get options to treat it. ...Read more

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What might cause a burning sensation under your knee cap?

Variable: Cartilage problem, tracking problem, strength problem. Synovitis. Get it checked out if you are not improving. ...Read more

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Haven't played sports in 7 yrs, played rugby yesterday and have extreme pain under both my knee caps, what could of caused this?

Patella overload: Exposure to repetitive squats, jumps and high impact after a long period little or no exercise can easily provoke pain at the patellofemoral joint. For the knee, and patella to function at capacity the quads and hamstring muscles must be in shape. Next time make the effort to get in shape for the sport before you aggressively try to do it. ...Read more

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Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems. Went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems. Went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Probable knee injury: If the knee symptoms continue, you should obtain an orthodaedic consultation. Your prior knee injury may have caused an injury which has been aggravated by your roller skating. Until you find out the cause of these symptoms I would not suggest continuing sports activities. ...Read more

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My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when I bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when I bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

If: If you have not had an MRI I recommend you request one. It sounds like you may have a tear in one or multiple tendons, ligaments, or meniscus. If so, you will need surgery to clean the knee out so to speak and repair the damage. In the meantime you can request a steroid injection for the pain and inflammation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the biggest causes of fracture of knee cap?

Direct trauma...: Direct trauma, either from a fall or a car accident are the most common causes of a patella (knee-cap) fracture. ...Read more

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Patella (Definition)

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