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knee pain slight left of kneecap 3 inches down

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Joint effusion: Needs mecical evaluation no trauma than need to rule out inflammatory arthritis like RA
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a knee MD.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. Fluid in the knee joint indicates that something is structurally wrong.

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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
46 years experience Anesthesiology
Knee: An easy test for arthritis is put hand on kneecap when bending and straightening the leg. If u feel a grinding called crepitus indicates some arthriti ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It may only be: a strain but potentially you have torn a ligament. If the discomfort lasts more than a few days and/or you see a lot of swelling, it would be appropri ... Read More
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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Knee pain : Probably a knee strain so get a knee brace, ice , elevate and rest it
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Chondromalacia patel: this sounds like chondromalacia patella which is softening of the cartilage underneath your kneecap. Best treatment for this is to do exercises that s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
PFPS: Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome could certainly be the cause. Typically in women. Sitting with knees bent can make it worse. Essentially ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Terminology: The terms Chondromalacia patella & patellofemoral syndrome are often interchanged. REF:http://www.medicinenet.com/patellofemoral_syndrome/article ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Outer knee pain: Any injury? May be meniscus degeneration, tendinitis , stress fracture ( if active), or tibial plateau fracture. Try NSAIDs,ice 15 minutes on 45 minu ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Bursa: You may have inflammation of the bursa behind the knee. I would see an orthopedic surgeon as injection or drainage may be necessary. Good Luck
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Knee specialist: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon who is a knee specialist. You may need to have an MRI to clarify what is happening inside. A cartilage problem, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patellofemoral syn.: This sounds like patellofemoral syndrome. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist to confirm but this typically is treated with physical therapy.

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