A female asked:
Disclaimer

what is the connection between patella maltracking, lateral and medial joint line pain? what causes joint line pain?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Alignment.: The under-side of the patella is v-shaped and runs in a groove. If there is asymmetry in the strength of your quadriceps or abnormality in your gait it can pull to one side causing arthritis sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain in the "joint line" is non-specific and can represent a variety of pathological changes in the knee.
Answered on Nov 24, 2013
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes,possibly: Patellar maltracking can cause knee pain and instability. Anything that causes knee pain may result in muscle spasms about the knee.See your ors for e ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Kneecap slippped: Please see my previous answers on patellofemoral pain/ subluxation. Your symptoms suggest your kneecap cartilage is causing you pain... When you squat ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Reuss
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If your kneecap is popping in and out, this is a problem with the surgery and likely will not cause a meniscus tear. But if your knee itself is sublu ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the e ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month