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Zwolle, LA
A 19-year-old female asked:

My knee hurts when i put pressure on it. not when i run or bend it or anything else. just with pressure. what could be wrong with it?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
INFLAMMATION: This sounds like mild inflammation of the supporting muscles and tendons of the patella ( kneecap). Many causes are possible:if you are exercising- remember to warm up and cool down. Certainly simple passive flexion and extension of the knee will strengthen the quadriceps and supporting ligaments. I suggest massage with biofreeze. If not improving-orthopedics.
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Multitude.: Could be one of many possibilities. A Meniscus tear, possibly soft tissue inflammation around the kneecap, or the tracking of the kneecap. See a non-surgical sports medicine physician for evaluation.
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Last updated Aug 9, 2018


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