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Knee pain hurts bad to push on front spot just to the inside of patella. Slightly swollen. Feels better completely bent. Hurts to walk & straighten?

Knee pain hurts bad to push on front spot just to the inside of patella. Slightly swollen. Feels better completely bent. Hurts to walk & straighten?

Meniscal injury: Honestly, it sounds a whole lot like the symptoms that are commonly reported with meniscal tears or strains. It seems you already have experience with previous meniscal tear- does this feel familiar? Did you specifically injure it or did it just start hurting out of the blue?You need your doc to examine the knee and perform some tests and maybe an MRI before formulating a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?

Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?

Hard 2 say: There can b many injuries, more info of what type of blow. Wt bearing flexed knee could b acl cartilage mcl direct blow 2 patella could b fx- tendinitis of quad or patellar tendon- or pre or infra patellar bursitis- chondral contusion. All plus more can b from a blow 2 the knee. That is why u need 2 b cn by an ortho 4 xam @ x-rays. ...Read more

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Solar plexus pain/deep ache-reasons for? Also clicks when pressing on it. Pain radiates to rib just above.

Solar plexus pain/deep ache-reasons for? Also clicks when pressing on it. Pain radiates to rib just above.

See a doctor: you might over stretched the muscle or even injured it .use heat pad and take ibuprofen and rest the muscle .if not Better see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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When I do a bicep curl my bicep tendon clicks loudly and it kind of hurts? It clicks and hurts behind the elbow

When I do a bicep curl my bicep tendon clicks loudly and it kind of hurts? It clicks and hurts behind the elbow

Yes: Give it time. Most scars get better and will soften up over the next year or so. Keep up with your physical therapy and doctors orders. Consider PRP or Stem Cell Therapies as well. ...Read more

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Middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. What could this be?

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Middle finger knuckle pain when straightened, hard bony lump on knuckle when bent, sometimes warm to the touch. What could this be?

Possibly arthritis: Common causes for what you're describing could be arthritis or gout. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get an x-ray to see how to proceed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Right knee feels swollen, but it doesn't look swollen, pain around and below knee cap near shin, sometimes it sort of stuck( locking pain)?

Right knee feels swollen, but it doesn't look swollen, pain around and below knee cap near shin, sometimes it sort of stuck( locking pain)?

See an orthopedist: You need to see an orthopedist and have the knee properly evaluated. With a history of trauma meniscal tears are certainly possible. Other issues are also possible as well. You may need an MRI. ...Read more

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Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Called Dequarvaine: Also called first dorsa extensor tensynovitis Usually seen with RA, Diabetes, gout, or hypothyoidism also occcionally from trauma. Need to see your PCP and have proper blood test and then proper treatmant accordingly. ...Read more

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Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch. The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.

Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch.  The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.

Go see PCP: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and decreased range of motion are suggestive of inflammation. It can be as benign as a tendinitis if you recently did some strenuous exercising, or more serious if you are having fevers (it can be sign of infection or gout). ...Read more

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Squatted down quickly and felt/ heard pop above knee cap. Hurts to bend but can walk with some soreness. Pops every time bent above and below knee cap?

Squatted down quickly and felt/ heard pop above knee cap. Hurts to bend but can walk with some soreness. Pops every time bent above and below knee cap?

Kneecap subluxation: Sounds very much like patellar( kneecap) subluxation ( slipping in and out) of place.I would suggest seeing a board certified ors for evaluation . Initial treatment often involves strengthening the quadriceps muscle and patellar bracing.This easy 'slipping' suggests generalized hyper mobility and can affect other joints.Best of luck! ...Read more

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I twisted my right leg, Cannot move painful, dr. did patella reduction 10yr it helped.knee cap is loose again,is it partial Patella subluxation again?

I twisted my right leg, Cannot move painful, dr. did patella reduction 10yr it helped.knee cap is loose again,is it partial Patella subluxation again?

See your doctor: Your symptoms involve multiple joints. There are several serious conditions that need to be evaluated for by physical exam and x-ray in order to help. ...Read more

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I have an ache deep inside my throat, just above where my left collarbone meets sternum. It feels muscular & it hurts to swallow? Its recurring too.

I have an ache deep inside my throat, just above where my left collarbone meets sternum. It feels muscular & it hurts to swallow? Its recurring too.

Unclear: Seems like this could be a muscular problem, if you have had an injury to your arm or shoulder recently, that may explain it, if it does not go away, it is best to have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Several things: It could be your gall bladder, liver problem, a kidney stone or infection, a rib muscle sprain / strain or a infection / inflammation in the right lung or lining of the right lung. If you have nausea, loose bowels then more likely gall bladder. If you have cough or breathing problems, then the lungs may be culprit. Blood in the urine or urinary frequency suggests the kidney stone. See a doc! ...Read more

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Front of throat on the butterfly shaped bumps, hurts to the touch. Area hurts when cough, feels like swallow lump. What could it be? Ent help?

Front of throat on the butterfly shaped bumps, hurts to the touch. Area hurts when cough, feels like swallow lump. What could it be? Ent help?

Thyroiditis?: You may have thyroiditis - inflammation of the thyroid. It usually goes away on its own, but sometimes temporarily needs medication. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Shoulder been hurting where it rotates. Feel weakness in that hand. Extend arm on way back it grinds. Pops. Clicks.

Shoulder been hurting where it rotates. Feel weakness in that hand. Extend arm on way back it grinds. Pops. Clicks.

Shoulder Pain: Sounds like you have ligament instability of the shoulder. The best treatment for this is strengthening exercises. Without exercises it is likely you will go on to develop osteoarthritis of the shoulder. I would suggest you see a shoulder specialist for an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hurts badly on my right side rib cage to breath, sneeze, cough or even spit. Tender to the touch.

Hurts badly on my right side rib cage to breath, sneeze, cough or even spit. Tender to the touch.

Seek help: If your pain is that severe you need to be evaluated in person by a doctor. It could be a rib fracture, or inflammation of the lining of the space around the lungs(though it's a bit atypical for this with pain on touching), a partially collapsed lung(unlikely though) or even an atypical herpes infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Shoulder blade pain sometimes shoots around to chest, right shoulder arm hurts when stretched across chest, chest hurts i'm the middle when i flex it.

Poss cartilage tear: The pain shooting around to the chest is interesting. I guess i would have to see where you are pointing too. If your arm hurts when stretched across your chest, it could be an issue with the labrum inside your shoulder. ...Read more