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19mo old complains of daytime knee pain. Mostly in the tub or in high chair. Sudden and severe. No known injury. Other than growth what could this be?

19mo old complains of daytime knee pain. Mostly in the tub or in high chair. Sudden and severe. No known injury. Other than growth what could this be?

Uncertain see peds: You need to see your pediatrician to see if your child needs a rheumatology or orthopedic evaluation. Since she is otherwise active and has no other limitations I suspect it is physiologic and no inflammatory joint disease. Even though the pain is in the knee sometimes hip problems can radiate to the knee. ...Read more

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Sudden left knee pain with no injury or swelling. What could be wrong?

Sudden left knee pain with no injury or swelling. What could be wrong?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What should I do to help/fix knee pain about a year after injury?

What should I do to help/fix knee pain about a year after injury?

You probably can't: You did not mention the nature of the injury but chronic knee pain that persists a year after the injury needs to be reevaluated. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

Check out your feet: The foundation for good Biomechanics is the foot. See a Podiatrist for a good pair of functional orthotics if you are pronating. Don't trust the shoe salesman or the trainer or the guys in the gym for a problem that might be with you all of your life. ...Read more

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Knee pain and possible injury from twisting in tennis. Should I stretch first?

Depends: If you just twisted your knee during tennis and cannot continue then i would ice the knee, wrap it and elevate it. If the pain passes quickly and you can run, plant and pivot to hit balls then yes by all means stretch a little first. Do not continue if there is any lingering pain because you might cause further injury. Ice and elevate for any swelling, should resolve my morning. See dr if persist. ...Read more

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I have knee pain on the outside of my knee and sometimes on the inside. Walking hurts but going up stairs is very painful. No direct injury. Cause?

I have knee pain on the outside of my knee and sometimes on the inside. Walking hurts but going up stairs is very painful. No direct injury. Cause?

Prob chondromalacia : Probably chondromalcia patellae or simply the patella impacting the femur. Usually related to quadriceps muscle weakness. Pain on inside of knee could also be a bursitis, related to the accompanying knee instability. ...Read more

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I have swelling knee pain 4 days after it started been to physio taped it doing exercises original injury occured 14 yrs ago what should I do now.

I have swelling knee pain 4 days after it started been to physio taped it doing exercises original injury occured 14 yrs ago what should I do now.

Evaluation: Since the injury was 14 years ago there is no way to know the status of the joint. It may be fine or worn out. I would recommend an evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Do these x rays look normal? 24 year old female knee pain from injury 2 months ago

Do these x rays look normal? 24 year old female knee pain from injury 2 months ago

Hmmm: X-rays only show bones and alignment. Lots of other things can cause pain that would not show up including meniscus, ligament injury, bursitis, and tendinopathy. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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