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

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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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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Burning pain in knee, when you touch it hurts, i'm 56 f/m did not injure, hurts to walk, any advice?

Burning pain in knee, when you touch it hurts, i'm 56 f/m did not injure, hurts to walk, any advice?

Could be arthritis: Of auto-immune or infectious causes. Best to see your doctor or rheumatologist for a detailed history, physical exam and a diagnosis. ...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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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 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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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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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 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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As of recent when kneeling I sometimes get sharp pain In knee and feel like it might snap. After pain to side of knee? Is this serious?

As of recent when kneeling I sometimes get sharp pain In knee and feel like it might snap. After pain to side of knee? Is this serious?

Impossible to say: It is impossible to say for sure without being able to examine the knee and order appropriate imaging studies. a tear is possible. See an orthopedist. ...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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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 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

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more