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Burning Pain Below Knee Cap
A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more
I have a burning sensation above the knee cap when I touch the area. Also, cannot bend the knee completely w/o pain?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My knee cap has itching and burning sensation. There is no rash in skin thus far. What can it be. Help.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain just under my knee cap it is a bit swollen, have a burning sensation under the knee cap when I sleep that wakes me up...I do have some red marking on the skin?
I experience a sharp burning pain on the front of my knee next to my knee cap when I kick a soccer ball with my laces or closer to top of big toe. Wh?
I have burning pain in my legs near knee caps and on skin of stomach. Just diagnosed w/ Sjogrens. Can this be the cause? Only 30 yrs old
What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?
Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your knee after your surgery. It could also be at the sites where the portals were created causing some burning in the skin during the healing process. ...Read more
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
Knee suddenly developed a burning or a cold burn feeling it has a stinging pain at the for t of knee cap also my knee is color of a bruise?
See your doctor: This could be due to spontaneous hemarthrosis of the knee or something else that requires expedient attention. ...Read more
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 fell and landed on my knee about a year ago. Since then, I have a burning in my knee and my toes go numb. I was told that my knee cap is slightly to the left, and it constantly twiches and feels like its trying to move back in place. What can I do to st
Burning or a cold sensation associated with my left knee below yhe knee cap no swelling that I can tell but it does have a puple color like a bruise?
Nonspecific: These symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to some irritation of superficial nerve cells in the skin rather than a true inflammatory process of a tendon. Unless pain, more discoloration, or limitation of motion develop, I would hold off on any treatment or investigation at this time. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
A week ago, the vein on my knee cap burst & bruised. I put Ice on it. Now it's burning, has pain, & sudden onset bruising. What next?
Ruptured Vein: You should see a Vascular Surgeon right away to have your circulation evaluated. Your Vascular Surgeon will help you to determine the cause of the ruptured vein and sudden onset bruising which could be the result of vascular disease. Vascular Surgeons specialize in the treatment and evaluation of your arteries, veins and lymphatic systems. ...Read more
Unlikely: Those symptoms are unlikely to be a DVT. However, DVTs present in many strange ways and an ultrasound ordered by your doctor is the only way to be sure. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel unbearable burning pain when trying to do leg rise? I'm 8 weeks post ruptured patella surgery.
Pain after Knee Surg: Hello. Have you spoken with your surgeon about this intense pain? Are you doing these leg raises during PT or at home on your own? They don't expect you to have unbearable pain. Some level of pain is normal 8 weeks post op. What are you taking? You might benefit from direct lidocaine gel or patches to your patella to cut burning or oral agent like gabapentin. No reason for you to be suffering. ...Read more
Started PT for my knees due to a trip&fall 2wks ago. After a 2nd PTsession (massage), some little red veins appeared on the skin in the part left&above my left patella. That part hurt(burning) during massage. What caused them? Bruise? How can I treat them?
Broken Blood Vessels: These are probably broken superficial blood vessels secondary to trauma and will resolve with time. The burning during message may be due to deep bruising. These will resolve with time. Continue PT and get better ...Read more
Leg burning pain below knee into ankle. R leg. I have total knee, hip deterioratio, and feels like sciatica in thigh and butt.
May be sciatica : You can ask your physician to see a rheumatologist or a neurologist ...Read more
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