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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

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...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 (naproxen) or similar product. Hopefully it will resolve in short order. ...Read more

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I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.

I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.

Meralgia Paresthetic: This might be meralgia paresthetica especially if the numbness is also on the side of the thigh. You can ask your physician ...Read more

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When I stand I get a sharp pain in my knee and when I kneel. It will also click a lot I have suffered with knee pain for 18 years. What could it be.

When I stand I get a sharp pain in my knee and when I kneel. It will also click a lot I have suffered with knee pain for 18 years. What could it be.

See details: A tear or degenerative arthritis are the most likely causes. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. You need an exam, x ray and an MRI. ...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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Causes of burning knee pain - medial aspect

Variable: Meniscal tear, plica, arthritis, maybe ligament strain.. ...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

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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 experiencing knee pain when I try to seat on the floor. Pain is a light burning sensation. I squat heavy once in a week. Kindly suggest the soltn?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be from several sources. In someone doing heavy squats, conditions like patellar or quadriceps tendonitis is common. This would show up as front of the knee pain. If your pain is on the side of the knee and associated with locking or catching, might be a meniscal tear. Recommend evaluation by ortho surgeon if symptoms persist ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation in chronic knee pain? No swelling just pain

Burning knee.: The knee is the largest joint on the body and although it seems like it is very simple, it is a complex joint. The tissue around the joint includes bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Damage to any of these tissues can cause burning pain. A typical example is damage to the cartilage under the knee cap (patella). This is called chondromalacia and can cause burning in the front of the knee. ...Read more

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I have an ortho appointment to look at my knee. Pain 7-9, no medication relief, burning and numbness. They have my x-rays, nothing has been broken what should I expect as a pt. On my first visit?

Knee pain: There are a number of reasons as to why you may be having knee pain. The orthopedic surgeon will need to have a detailed history followed by a physical examination, which will shed light as to possible causes of your pain. If they deem it necessary they may refer you to physical therapy or consider further imaging with an mri.
Hope that this was helpful. ...Read more

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31yoF. On and off hip/leg/knee pain for 6 mths. Had baby 1 year ago. Lately the pain seems to be burning. Dr says it muscular. Worried about cancer.?

Sciatica: 30's now 1 year post-partum describes chronic unilateral sciatica w. burning pain "hip, leg, knee" & concerned for "cancer". Cancer does not cause pain until far advanced & already identified. Most likely related to pelvic girdle joint injury incurred during birth process. I have seen this occur to several women given epidurals; unable splint & guard anesthetized pelvis from mechanical injury. ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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Right acute knee pain, burning and bruise- like feeling. Whole kneecap is worse, along its bottom. Stairs are very difficult to use, and it hurts any time I walk. Had a negative x- ray.

Right acute knee pain, burning and bruise- like feeling. Whole kneecap is worse, along its bottom. Stairs are very difficult to use, and it hurts any time I walk. Had a negative x- ray.

Patellofemoral pain?: Based on your description of the problem, your young age, and a negative x-ray, I'm suspicious that your pain may be patellofemoral in nature. If this is the case, exercises to strengthen the quadriceps can be very helpful. An elastic knee brace may also help. Since the symptoms are acute, it is possible that you have a torn tendon or ligament. Ultrasound or MRI can be very helpful. ...Read more

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31M, both knee pain (1.5yr), MRI OK. Now lt elbow burning, proximal finger joints burning+swelling. Rheumatoid factor 8.6 (ref. <12).ESR, CRP, Uric acid normal?

Wt, ANA: Your weight, Vit D level, ANA will help understand....so also family hx. Keep in mind the reliability of labs in India...... ...Read more

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Red lumps on back of tongue, vomiting knee pain hip pain, dizziness, burning lungs headache chest then throat began to burn and hurt badly?

Flu maybe?: All of your symptoms could be due to a number of things. Most likely a viral infection. Could be flu but if symptoms don't improve or worsen over the next day see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK. Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning. RA factor8.6IU/ml. ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal. Possible reasons?

Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK. Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning. RA factor8.6IU/ml. ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal. Possible reasons?

Unclear polyarthriti: The RF (Rheumatoid factor) assay -which is, I assume the "RA factor"- varies widely from lab to lab, so I am not sure if 8.6 IU/mL is in the reference range or not (the lab should give both the result and the ref range). It's best to talk to a rheumatologist about your symptoms. It sounds complex. There are forms of arthritis which don't show up on blood tests (seronegative); you may have 1 of tho ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on the side of your knee when kneeling?

What causes a burning sensation on the side of your knee when kneeling?

Burning sensation: Is indicative of nerve irritation/entrapment (pinching) when kneeling. ...Read more

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Burning pain in lateral knee when kneeling. What is wrong?

Burning pain: There could be several causes and joint specialist may have different opinion, but burning pain is often nerve irritation, sometimes compression by a cyst or problem with the tissues from or near the knee, irritating the nerve in that area. If only happens when kneeling, it is likely that action causing pressure on nerve. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I bend my knee far enough or kneel on it, one location on my knee cap feels like it is burning. Is there anything I can do?

Sometimes when I bend my knee far enough or kneel on it, one location on my knee cap feels like it is burning. Is there anything I can do?

Likely bursitis: Sounds like inflammation of the prepatellar bursa (flattened sac that provides protective layer between knee and skin). Usually a result of prolonged kneeling or other "wear-and-tear". Rest (avoid kneeling) and sometimes a knee wrap for protection is helpful. If no contraindications, can use nsaids for inflammation. See a physician for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the side of my knee. It is particularly painful if I kneel on it. It feels like a hot poker is being inserted.

Watch it.: Watch it. If it gets red, hot, swelling and very painful you should get it looked at today, otherwise, see your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Whenever I put pressure on my knee when kneeling I get burning sensation on he side of knee. No other pain. Only when kneeling does it happen?

Whenever I put pressure on my knee when kneeling I get burning sensation on he side of knee. No other pain. Only when kneeling does it happen?

Knee: Since the discomfort is not on the center of the knee where the direct pressure is, it may be stretching of ligament or tendon causing the burning sensation. This is different from tendonitis or inflammation of the kneecap itself or cartilage disease. Apparently you're not having enough symptoms or limitations at this time to warrant a consultation from an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I have a burning, stinging severe pain on the outside of my left knee when kneeling...even when climbing onto my soft mattress.

Iliotibial band: Could be inflammation of distal iliotibial band, could be knee arthritis or meniscal tear.
I would start with NSAID treatment, barring no contraindications (ulcer, kidney disease).
I would at least obtain an X ray of the knee and trial of physical therapy.
You can seek interventional pain medicine, and seek injections.
If symptoms don't resolve, then you should get an MRI.
best of luck ...Read more

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When I kneel on my left knee I get a burning pain on the outside of my knee. No other pain is present and I can run sprint walk with no problems.

Injury OR not: You may have injured your knee by whacking it somewhere without realizing it recently and now the area is stinging every time you put pressure on it...OR...you're simply compressing one or some of the cutaneous nerves around the knee in that position...wear a kneepad. OR there's a structural issue with the knee or cap. Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I have a burning pain near my knee when I kneel. It is on the lateral side, and it burns/stings so much that I have to lift my knee immediately.?

I have a burning pain near my knee when I kneel. It is on the lateral side, and it burns/stings so much that I have to lift my knee immediately.?

This may be: Compression/entrapment of your common peroneal nerve. There are some common locations of nerve entrapments in the body. This is one. If this is the correct diagnosis, releasing the sheath of tissue that compresses the nerve brings instant relief. ...Read more

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I have a burning/stinging sensation around knee cap when kneeling. Doesn't effect my walking or bending, or hurt when I do so. Had c sect 4 weeks ago.

I have a burning/stinging sensation around knee cap when kneeling. Doesn't effect my walking or bending, or hurt when I do so. Had c sect 4 weeks ago.

Sounds like patellar: Tendonitis most likely. Could be arthritis, quad sprain/tendonitis, bursitis as these are common around the knee cap.
See an orthopod to be evaluated/treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Knee pain when bent and when kneeling. Knee pops several time/day but if big pop feels better. I am 30. Arthritis or something else?

Varies: There are many potential causes. One of the more common is having a small meniscus tear. The posterior horn of the medial meniscus is the most common area involved and pain is usually worse as the knee is bent and the tear is often associated with clicking and popping. Does not require an injury. Consider being seen and getting an MRI for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain?

Lots: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee pain?

How can I reduce knee pain?

Lower impact: Strategies to minimize knee pain include weight loss (maintenance), activity modifications and a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities. ...Read more

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Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more