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Help please! i'm having knee pain only when kneeling burning sensation?

Help please! i'm having knee pain only when kneeling burning sensation?

Nerve irritation.: There is a small branch of a nerve that runs in the front of the knee, and can become irritated with direct kneeling. This could account for the burning feeling. See an orthopedic knee specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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I am 42, no history of knee injury. Recently i get a burning sensation just beneath my knee cap when kneeling. No knee pain otherwise. Any ideas?

I am 42, no history of knee injury. Recently i get a burning sensation just beneath my knee cap when kneeling. No knee pain otherwise. Any ideas?

Early wear and tear: Pain coud be due to irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid kneeling, stairs, knee extension machines, deep squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more

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Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Conservative care : Could be an injury to the soft tissue structures within the knee, possibly the meniscus. I would treat with conservative care: rest, ice, and perhaps Aleve or similar product. Hopefully it will resolve in short order. ...Read more

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Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?

Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?

Chondromalacia: Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia. 1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc. ...Read more

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What can b causing lower right ab lower right back below the waist and inner knee pain wi t h burning?

What can b causing lower right ab lower right back below the waist and inner knee pain wi t h burning?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Experiencing burning knee pain following cycling. Looking for ways to alleviate and prevent this pain. ?

Experiencing burning knee pain following cycling. Looking for ways to alleviate and prevent this pain. ?

Knee (cap) arthritis: You could have knee arthritis or a knee cap tracking problem. Stretching and anti-inflammatories, and particularly quad strengthening/wt. training exercises. If this doesn't help, then I think he need an examination by an orthopedic doctor & XR. ...Read more

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What would cause rt burning knee pain to wake me up in the middle of the night. Pain is relieved with extension but brutal to get to so. No injury.

What would cause rt burning knee pain to wake me up in the middle of the night. Pain is relieved with extension but brutal to get to so. No injury.

Knee pain: Several possibilities and this requires a good physical exam followed by imaging to make a probable diagnosis. I would suspect a patellar and/or tendon issue more than an intra-articular problem. See an orthopedist. It will probably only get worse if you try to ignore it. ...Read more

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What causes burning knee pain ? My knee gets hot then cold like freezing what causes that? I do have a displacement?

What causes burning knee pain ? My knee gets hot then cold like freezing what causes that? I do have a displacement?

Nonspecific: Knee pain as you describe can be caused by a number of conditions including cellulitis (skin infection), arthritis, gout, cartilage damage, etc. Displacement (such as a patellar subluxation) is usually well seen on examination by a physician. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having knee pain,swelling,burning sensation,locking of knee...kindly help?

I am having knee pain,swelling,burning sensation,locking of knee...kindly help?

Check locking: While many things can cause a bit of pain and swelling, locking usually implies something mechanically wrong inside your knee like a loose boy or meniscus tear that should be taken care of sooner rather than lTer ...Read more