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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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After a fall I have burning pain on side of knee when touched, what could cause this?

Trauma: Simply trauma to the nerves, soft tissue, and even the bone from the contusion of the fall. ...Read more

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Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Knee pain: It could be iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS.
Do following exercises if no better see your provider for a knee examination:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/91129-treatment ...Read more

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Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Medial knee pain: May be trauma to tendon though over time should diminish or bone bruise -takes a long time to heal months- or meniscus injury Try motrin or aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or kinesiotape on the knee f/u with doc ...Read more

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I'm using trixaicin for my knee and for a few hours I'm having the worst burning sensation ever I know it's a side effect but its horrible. Remedies?

I'm using trixaicin for my knee and for a few hours I'm having the worst burning sensation ever I know it's a side effect but its horrible. Remedies?

Not an easy solution: Burning is a common side effect of capsaicin lotion - if you are having constant pain try go clean some of the lotion off with warm water and soap. Capsaicin exerts its effects by decreasing the amount of substance P that transmits pain signals to your brain. Unfortunately, burning may be a reason to not use this medication. ...Read more

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What makes a burning sensation on the inner side of my leg near my knee cap?

What makes a burning sensation on the inner side of my leg near my knee cap?

Knee Pain: Your burning sensation and pain could be from irritation of nerve endings but most likely due to articular cartilage damage under your knee cap. ...Read more

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Burning pain inside my knee when cycling. It feel like its friction heat in side my knee what could be wrong?

Burning pain inside my knee when cycling. It feel like its friction heat in side my knee what could be wrong?

Something amiss: Could be a piece of loose cartilage or a meniscal tear. The burning sensation could be the twig of an entrapped nerve or simple inflammation and swelling within the joint upon putting it under heavy stress and exertion physically when you cycle. Your best advice to see your doctor to start with for a checkup. May be something minor which will resolve with conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...Read more

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I fell on side of my knee 5 months ago. Instant swelling, couldn't walk. Burning sensation. Mri and xray didn't show anything, have had 4 months physio?

I fell on side of my knee 5 months ago. Instant swelling, couldn't walk. Burning sensation. Mri and xray didn't show anything, have had 4 months physio?

Peroneal nerve?: The common peroneal nerve is susceptible to injury at the level of the knee as it circles the fibula. Findings can be subtle or absent on MRI (especially early) and xray won't see it. Ask your doctor if your symptoms and signs suggest peroneal nerve injury. Ultrasound can be used to see if the nerve is swollen by comparing the symptomatic side with the opposite side. ...Read more

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Five days post op from tonsilectomy. As of last night I have an intense burning sensation on the right back side of my tongue. It is excruciating and I am unable to drink water, or even allow any liquid to touch the tongue without dropping to my knees in

Five days post op from tonsilectomy. As of last night I have an intense burning sensation on the right back side of my tongue. It is excruciating and I am unable to drink water, or even allow any liquid to touch the tongue without dropping to my knees in

See doctor: Typically post-operative symptoms should improve gradually with time. With such severe pain causing you to drop to your knees 5 days post-op, I would be seen by physician in person so a comprehensive physical exam can be completed to look for any signs of infection or surgical complications. ...Read more

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Hey hope you are well!! I have burning sensation behind both knees. A bruis on the side of my right one. In certain positions I get a stabbing pain from my calf to my upper leg. I work all day sitting down and already went to E R to make sure it was

Orthopaedics eval: 31 year old gentleman with bilateral burning posterior knee pain, radiating pain from thigh to calf. You need a physical exam and evaluation from a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. Your physical exam will include a straight leg raising test to evaluate radiculopathy, pain along a spinal nerve from your spine which can radiate to the lower extremities. Imaging tests and other maneuvers will help. ...Read more

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Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.

Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for it as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes knee burning pain?

What causes knee burning pain?

Many causes.: It could be arthritis, soft tissue inflammation or a meniscal tear, just to name a few possibilities. Any of these could cause a burning sensation within the knee. See am orthopedic knee specialist, who can get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning sensation in my knee?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in my knee?

Knee burning: Knee burning can be an infection occurring, it could also be back related or skin related, or vitamin deficiency. Please see your doctor to find source of your burning sensation. ...Read more

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What might cause a burning sensation under your knee cap?

What might cause a burning sensation under your knee cap?

Variable: Cartilage problem, tracking problem, strength problem. Synovitis. Get it checked out if you are not improving. ...Read more

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I have severe burning pain in my right knee when I y down at night.

I have severe burning pain in my right knee when I y down at night.

Pain: You may have some degenerative arthritis in your knee. If it continues to bother you an X-ray would help to get e definitive ciagnosis ...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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Why is my knee having a burning sensation and itching. There is notthing I see on skin. Help.

Why is my knee having a burning sensation and itching. There is notthing I see on skin. Help.

Shingles: I always worry about shingles/zoster when patients describe weird itch or burning sensation w/o any visible rash. Unfortunately, this rash that looks like chickenpox (b/c it's reactivated chickenpox) usually follows a nerve pathway leaving a stripe of affected skin a few days later. See your Family Doc immediately to determine if you have shingles/zoster & can prevent neuropathic complications. ...Read more

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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

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My knee looks to be out of place and it is very swollen really hurts and have a burning sensation is this an emergency should igo to the hospial?

My knee looks to be out of place and it is very swollen really hurts and have a burning sensation is this an emergency should igo to the hospial?

You need a knee exam: Yes, you should be seen urgently/expeditiously. Your knee is either very swollen causing an appearance of being out of place, or rather displaced by the pressure of the underlying effusion, or your patella (kneecap) is potentially subluxated/dislocated. No matter the actual reason, only a thorough knee exam/evaluation can really answer the question. ...Read more

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My knee hurts, I haven't recently injured it. But it swells, pain goes from dull and achey to sharp. Sometimes I get a burning sensation and it pops.

My knee hurts, I haven't recently injured it. But it swells, pain goes from dull and achey to sharp. Sometimes I get a burning sensation and it pops.

See details: Your have an inflammatory arthritis especially if there has been no recent trauma. There are numerous causes. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. The knee should be aspirated if fluid is present. ...Read more

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My nanna wants to know why she has a burning pain in her knees all the time. And they hurt to the touch. It is an aching pain. They also give out. Why?

My nanna wants to know why she has a burning pain in her knees all the time. And they hurt to the touch. It is an aching pain. They also give out. Why?

A medical evaluation: Is required to provide your nanna with an accurate diagnosis. Trying to answer this question without an evaluation would just be guessing. ...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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My husband has an internal burning sensation in his knees which causes his knees to become very hot on the outside. What type of doctor should he see?

My husband has an internal burning sensation in his knees which causes his knees to become very hot on the outside. What type of doctor should he see?

Primary: Start with your primary. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possibly imaging should be done by your primary. This may provide enough information to make a diagnosis. If it is still not clear they can make a more informed decision regarding what type of specialist to see. ...Read more

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Yesterday in a flag football game I jumped up to catch the ball and was slammed into the wall...burning sensation right above knee on contact thismorn

Yesterday in a flag football game I jumped up to catch the ball and was slammed into the wall...burning sensation right above knee on contact thismorn

Knee injury: You had a bad knee injury, and you mention that by touching the skin you feel pain/burning of the skin. If is the skin only is an abrasion, with some Aleve (naproxen) for pain you will be fine.
If the pain is deep and bad, say 5-7/10 in intensity you will require imaging studies to rule out any fracture.
You should see an orthopedic surgeon, or make an appointment with me and go over all issues.
All the best ...Read more

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Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a torn ligament?

Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a torn ligament?

Perhaps: How the pain started, and other important questions, as well as a physical exam is needed to know for sure. Burning pain is not the most common description of how a torn ligament feels, but each person's pain sensation is different. Torn ligaments re usually acutely painful and related to injury or a misstep, and can have locking or buckling of the knee. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


Pain Or Discomfort, Burning Or Stinging (Definition)

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