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Causes Fat Knees
Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help
Chondromalacia is a disorder of the ANTERIOR =FRONT Compartement of the knee and by itself does not usually cause pain BEHIND the knee!!
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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
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"
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Common causes of knee pain:
9-iliotibial band friction syndrome
10-quadriceps tendinopathy. ...Read more
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