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why does the top of my knee hurt

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: There are several causes for knee pain With osteoarthritis the most common one. Have the knee evaluated and then you will know.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
25 years experience Rheumatology
Tendinitis.: That's possible tendinitis or runner's knee. Try rest, ice, patellar strap, ibuprofen. Seek further medical attention if worse or not better in 2 week ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patellar tendinitis: You appear to be describing a classic case of patellar tendinitis. A common overuse type injury tht is almost always amenable to nonoperative treatmen ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
An exam: More history and an MRI would go a long way to identifying the cause. A visit to your medical doctor, rehab doc, orthopedic doc all could help you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience Podiatry
Not sure: You should see a podiatrist as there a many reasons/causes. They can do a thorough exam, history and take x-rays to determine the cause.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Stress fracture: If you are a frequent runner you may have sustained a stress fracture. This can easily be found on a plain xray. If the xray is normal you may have de ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fasciitis: The most common condition is plantar fasciitis especially if there is pain getting out of bed in the morning and after sitting down for a period of ti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Find the cause...: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. Common causes are bone spurs, inflammation where the tendon connects to the heel, bursitis an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Possibilities include arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis or a tear. Have the knee evaluated.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Muscle soreness : If you have been coughing long, you have probably made your abdominal and hip flexor muscles sore. Please see your family doctor for any cough lastin ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Metatarsalgia: This is likely metatarsalgia, a condition caused by compression of the superficial branch of the external plantar nerve. See a podiatrist
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If you mean : The back of your heel, this could be secondary to achilles tendonitis, or a prominent bone to the back of the heel, either a "haglund's deformity or a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. A stress fracture or bursitis typi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Foot Pain: The side of your foot could hurt for multiple reasons... Examples are tendonitis, capsulitis, tailors bunion etc. To find out which problem it is see ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
Thanks for asking!: It is the base of the urethra and prolonged sitting can irritate this region.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Most likely due to: Muscle spasm....Tension headache?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Possible arthritis, baker's cyst, ligament or tendon injury. Your doctor can perform an exam to determine what is going on.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Irritation: Could be due to meningeal iiritation.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to tell: We need a full history, eye and neurological examination . Headache can result from stress , eye problems, vascular and neurological problems.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Nerve pain: Shooting pain without bearing weight sounds like nerve involvement. Possibly nerve entrapment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Usually muscle: If it is both sides most of the time it is muscular.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Musculoskeletal : More likely than not, pain upon walking suggests musculoskeletal issues, most likely muscle strain. Any recent injury or trauma? Hip issues don't usua ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Open ended questions: Can't be answered. If you want to discuss specifics get a virtual consult @ healthtap.com/dr-hermanhammerstead
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Many choices : It could be arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, trigger thumb cmc osteoarthritis to name a few, is there swelling? Your evaluation will help clarify the ... Read More
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