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Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help

Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help

Patella: Chondromalacia is a disorder of the ANTERIOR =FRONT Compartement of the knee and by itself does not usually cause pain BEHIND the knee!!

Hope this helpd!
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Does hoffa fat pad impediment cause pain and pressure behind the knee? No bakers cyst what could be the cause had arthroscopic surgery 8 weeks ago

Does hoffa fat pad impediment cause pain and pressure behind the knee? No bakers cyst what could be the cause had arthroscopic surgery 8 weeks ago

NO: So called Hoffa fat pad syndrome is felt in the FRONT of the knee! You could still be having pain from your recent surgery.check your knee out with your Orthopedic Surgeon!
(Sounds like an EFFUSION "water on the knee"
Hope this is helpful!

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What causes a pain in the knees?

What causes a pain in the knees?

Many causes: Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, chondromalasia, medial or lateral meniscus tear, collateral ligament tear, intra-articulate hemorrhage from trauma or bleeding disorders, joint effusion, and osgood schlater syndrome. ...Read more

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What can cause really hot knees?

What can cause really hot knees?

Inflammation: A "hot" knee would be a sign of inflammation within the knee joint. Inflammation can cause not only heat, but pain, swelling and sometimes redness. Recommend an orthopaedic consult for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could bad knees cause back issues?

Could bad knees cause back issues?

Yes and vice versa: Weakness of the quadricpeps due to nerve root impingement can cause quadricep muscle weakness and lead to knee injury.
Compensating for a bad knee can lead to back injury. ...Read more

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What causes your knees to give out?

What causes your knees to give out?

Several conditions: Knees can give out for various reasons, from ligament tears, to nerve problems, to pain-related issues. Be examined by a dr, especially if you had an injury or pain with the buckling/giving out. ...Read more

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What could cause my "creaking knees"?

What could cause my "creaking knees"?

Osteoarthritis : Osteoarthritis of the knees is the loss of the articular cartilage of the knee which is the cartilage that caps the ends of the bones. This is often described as creeking knees. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to fat knees with exercise?

How can I put an end to fat knees with exercise?

By losing body fat!: This is a common question answered by many docs on healthtap! You cannot spot-lose weight. Weight loss will occur in your entire body. However, by building muscle you can firm up your legs and improve tone. But you cannot selectively lose weight from one site! ...Read more

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Why behind my right knees the inner causes pain?

Why behind my right knees the inner causes pain?

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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Child is knocked kneed can this cause pain in the knees?

Child is knocked kneed can this cause pain in the knees?

Usually not: Many children are knock-kneed, or have genu valgus. As long as the angle is small, it usually does not cause pain. On the other hand, if there is a history of trauma, or infection, and the deformity is not symmetric, or mild, it may cause a significant force imbalance.

This can lead to issues with the ligaments and cartilage with resultant pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if bad knees could cause back issues later in life?

Can you tell me if bad knees could cause back issues later in life?

Perhaps: Knee arthritis with back arthritis may be genetic.

If solely knees, hips would present with symptoms first.

Weight control can prevent back symptoms ...Read more

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My knees have become painfully stiff after being sedentary for months. Possible causes?

My knees have become painfully stiff after being sedentary for months. Possible causes?

Arthritis: Stiffness is the hallmark of arthritis. Also, loss of flexibility of the surrounding muscles would be another cause. ...Read more

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I'm somewhat thin but my knees don't look thin. From my knees and above I store fat there. How can I put an end to this?

I'm somewhat thin but my knees don't look thin. From my knees and above I store fat there. How can I put an end to this?

Inherited trait ?: Some people inherit fat patterns from the maternal side. Not much 2 do. Exercise burns fat but this area will always b a problem. ...Read more

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What causes heat in your knees?

What causes heat in your knees?

Likely Inflammation: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Inection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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No refex in my knees what could be the cause?

No refex in my knees what could be the cause?

Probably normal: Some individuals normally have reduced reflexes without any underlying abnormalities. However, this can be seen with a low thyroid so I would have your TSH level checked. ...Read more

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Knee locking causes?

Knee locking causes?

Possibly: Osteochondritis dikseccans. A chip comes out of the back of the knee cap and forms a foreign body that can lock the joint. Also, an old injury might. Needs x-ray. ...Read more

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What causes my knee pain?

What causes my knee pain?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be caused by injury, overuse, arthritis, cancer, hip or spine issues and other things. To help your physician understand your specific pain, you want to write down your medical problems and medicines. Spend some time thinking about what causes your pain, what makes it better and worse. Record any other findings associated with your knee pain. (ie swelling, popping, giving way...) ...Read more

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What commonly causes knee pain?

What commonly causes knee pain?

Is it front of knee?: Movement at the knee joint is facilitated by the knee cap and powerful thigh muscles (patello-femoral complex). In the absence of major injury (which can cause ligament sprain / cartilage tears) a common cause of knee pain in younger adults is anterior, or patello-femoral pain. See http://patient.info/health/knee-pain-patellofemoral-pain for a sensible summary on this. ...Read more

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What causes the knee to buckle?

Many things: Several things can cause the knee to buckle. Sometimes, tears of the meniscus or loose bodies within the knee can cause buckling. Other times, pain secondary to irritation of the cartilage behind the knee cap can cause transient shutdown of the quadriceps and cause the knee to give way. Consult a physician and he/she should be able to help. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the knee?

What causes swelling of the knee?

Arthritis: Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis is the most common cause. There are several other conditions including gout and lymes disease to name a few examples that may cause swelling. See a dr. For an evaluation and get your cause diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes briuse behind the knee?

What causes briuse behind the knee?

Many reasons: There could be many reasons for bruising behind the knee. Injury such as a contusion to the area, a ruptured popliteal cyst may manifest itself in the back of the knee. ...Read more

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My question is what causes a knee to dislocate?

My question is what causes a knee to dislocate?

Kneecap?: Kneecap(patellar) dislocations are fairly common and are seen w/ athletic injuries(twisting and cutting sports esp.) some patients are anatomically inclined to patellar dislocations w/ relatively minor injuries(loose- jointed, knock — kneed, etc). True knee dislocations are much rarer but very serious injuries seen in mva's most commonly and occ. In collision sports. Gl! ...Read more

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What are the common causes of pain in my knee?

Many, see list: Common causes of knee pain:
1-arthritis(osteo, inflammatory)
2-meniscal tear
3-chondromalacia
4-patellofemoral pain
5-chondromalacia patella
6-patellofemoral arthritis
7-patellar tendinitis
8-prepatellar bursitis
9-iliotibial band friction syndrome
10-quadriceps tendinopathy. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of this pain in my knee and quads?

What could be the cause of this pain in my knee and quads?

Overuse of quads..: The quadriceps muscles are the ones on top of the thigh, that connect your pelvis to your knee; underlying bone is the femur (longest in body). Most common cause of what you are describing are not well conditioned quads that are then overused (long runs, stairs.). The quads are key muscles to develop for any lower extemity activity. Weak quads r one of the most common causes of falls in elderly. ...Read more