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my knee burns when i bend it

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Needs evaluation: Knee pain is tricky especially if you are young and athletic. Although breaking bones can happen usually it is the soft structures like the cartilage, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have knee evaluated: With the history of trauma, you want to be sure there are no tears in the knee. It is best to have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. An MRI ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Problem: Your problems from the knee down must be evaluated by a specialist in leg and foot care. Things will improve but may take a while to get under good co ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I have no idea what burns means. I would suggest you have the knee examined to determine the cause.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Likely knee cap wear: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Orthopedic: evaluation is necessary to evaluate the integrity of the joint including an examination, x-rays and possibly an MRI.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Multiple reasons: Many pathologies can cause knee pain with knee flexion. Without more info and an exam, it is difficult to give a firm diagnosis. If pain is severe, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap tracking: It sounds like you are having problems with knee cap tracking or subluxating. It is common for young females to have loose knee caps that get slightl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Could be arthritis : I have had many patients over the years tell me when it was going to rain based on their various joint pains. It may have something to do with changes ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Rest and bracing: Sorry to hear about your ankles. Because you're a skier, you're considered a high impact athlete and the hardest thing for athletes to do is to rest. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Cartilage, meniscus, arthritis, pica, malalignment...Etc give more info.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
Probably bruised: Sounds like a bad bruise, but if you press down on your knee cap and your thigh muscle goes crazy or it hurts really bad then time for an x-ray. Rest, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not likely: If it just hurts when you bend it, a trip to the er is probably not necessary. If you dislocated it or had large amounts of redness and swelling and a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Osteorarthritis: Without knowledge about your age and history this is difficult to answer. You may have osteoarthritis (wear and tear type) and less cartilage between ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Possible...?: You need to collect and record when you had bunion surgery, how soon you began right knee hurting, etc. Then, bring those information to see your surg ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It will: Be stiff and sore when you bend it for a while.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
You may have : Strained some of the tendons & ligaments. Hold off push-ups & other wrist stress for a couple of wks, (substitute other arm exercises), then gradually ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: You need to have this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Knee pain: Please have your primary doctor refer you to an Orthopedist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
Knee pain: Any injury or trauma? Seems to be Patellar tendon problem. But needs physical exam to rule out ACL or PCL injury.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
We can't diagnose: your injury on this site. However, please let your parents know so that they can determine if this warrants medical evaluation. Take care.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like a hip: Pointer. Very common. Rest, lower your mileage and re build sssslllllllooooowwwwwwllllllyyyy and please stretch before and after. If not better, get c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Many reasons: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface carti ... Read More

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