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i walk a lot, my right knee gets irritated and aches around the kneecap with a swollen lump on the outside. it improves with rest and ice.

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Arthritis: You could have arthritis or tendinitis of your knee an other possibility would be damage to the patellar cartilage. You should at least get x-rays done to check it if your knee gives out then it is more serious. Please see an orthopedics surgeon or your primary care doctor. Good luck.

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