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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Chondromalacia patel: This is probably chondromalacia patella this is softening of the Cartlidge underneath the kneecap. The best therapy is to strengthen and the quadricep ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You need to see MD: Can't help you on Health Tap you need to be examined possible xrays and other exams. You should be examined by a Orthopedic Physician.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: a problem with the underside of the patella which constitutes a part of the knee joint called the "anterior component" Injury to this is an inflammati ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dann Byck
Dr. Dann Byck answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pfs: Pfs is known as patella femoral syndrome. This is when there is irritation between the kneecap and the femur, the thigh bone. It is very common. Usual ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like you mig-: Ht be having a knee joint problem, where knee gives way under you, making you stumble or fall. You need to be seen by an orthopod and would require a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ramis Gheith
17 years experience Pain Management
Nerve injury: Knee injuries may be associated with nerve damage at times which is quite painful- many people guard their knees (avoid use due to fear of pain) and m ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Need exam: You may have some iliotibial band tenderness and inflammation. You may also have some lateral patella issues it s difficult to tell without an exam ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Patellofemoral: This is likely to be a patellofemoral problem. An orthopedist can determine the cause for certain. Exercises are often very helpful for this issue.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Bursitis: In your age group the likely source is prepatellar bursitis from trauma or kneeling. Rest, ice, elevation and over the counter anti-inflammatory medic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Reynoso
8 years experience Infectious Disease
Go see PCP: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and decreased range of motion are suggestive of inflammation. It can be as benign as a tendinitis if you ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Compartment syndrome: Get an immediate orhtopedic evaluation
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pain: You may just a severe contusion. Try ice and ibuprofen. If it does not improve in a few days check with your doctor.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See medical provider: A twisting injury to your knee can be a number of things from a sprain to arthritis flair up or cartilage tearing. See a medical provider for an eval ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See an orthopaedist: Pain within the knee and/or hip can be a sign of arthritis or other joint pathology. A consult with an orthopaedic surgeon, with xrays of both the kn ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: If this was a patellar tendon autograft might be related. Otherwise can be scar tissue, graft impingement, cyclops lesion or damage to the graft or me ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain below kneecap: Usually an infrapatellar tendonitis, may also be "jumper's" knee. Essentially from some relative overuse.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bracho
8 years experience General Practice
Flat feet, low arch: While there are many cause of knee and and hip pain including damage to articular cartilage or ligaments and somatic dysfunction. The cause of acquire ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cartilage/ligament: This could possibly be a either a meniscal (cartilage) injury or a torn ligament. Any time one describes a knee "giving out" it sounds like a possibl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Condromalacia: The most common knee problem/pain is condromalacia. This is easily treated and healed by the Physical Therapist.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Michael Bennett
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patellofemoral: Sounds like patellofemoral syndrome which is a maltracking of the knee cap due to a muscular imbalance across the knee (weak quads and tight hamstring ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
PLC blowout: Poss post traumatic arthritis of the patellofemoral joint but more likely scarring of the superior patellar pouch and intra articular aspect of the kn ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely: Degenerative arthritis of the knees, i would go and see the doctor having do x-ray and take care of it.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities are: Injury or inflammation in the knee ligament, cartilage, patella, tendon and soft tissues around the joint. Your dr can give you an accurate diagnosis. ... Read More
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