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I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when I crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasn't much I can do for it?

I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when I crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasn't much I can do for it?

Knee cyst: Discuss with orthopedic surgeon sometimes they can can rpovide medical treatment or drain cysts.. Also an MRI may define the anatomy and type better. F/u with orthopedics

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap? Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap? Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

Arthritis: A cyst under the patella (kneecap) will often develop as a result of articular cartilage degeneration which can occur with arthritis or other conditions that lead to damage of the cartilage. These can be found in any joint. The cyst is a fluid filled cavity that will often connect with the joint at the area of cartilage damage. If the cyst has occurred after tka it is likely something else. ...Read more

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Had a pop behind my knee cap now hurts and can't put weight on it?

Had a pop behind my knee cap now hurts and can't put weight on it?

Orthopedic eval: You should see an orthopedist. A pop sound and impaired ability to bear weight are suspicious for a soft tissue injury to the ligaments or tendons in the knee. In the short term, you can ice it, elevate it, compress it with an ace wrap, and take some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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What to do if I've torn tissue behind my knee cap 2 months ago. But still a lot of pain. And if im sitting for to long and then stand on it its stiff.?

What to do if I've torn tissue behind my knee cap 2 months ago. But still a lot of pain. And if im sitting for to long and then stand on it its stiff.?

See a Specialist: Most injuries will heal with time but since you are still suffering there may be something more going on within you knee that could be treatable with physical therapy, injection, or even surgery. Now is the time to see a specialist and possibly have more advanced imaging like a mri. Pain around the knee cap can be due to muscular imbalance which can be improved with therapy. ...Read more

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What muscle or ligament is directly behind the knee cap?

What muscle or ligament is directly behind the knee cap?

Knee joint: The knee cap is an integral part of the muscle/tendon complex that comprises the muscles of your anterior thigh which attach inferiorly at the upper part of the tibia. The knee cap exists as a bearing structure against the front of the knee joint which is protected directly behind it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind the left knee cap when at rest, that is lying in bed.?

Sharp pain behind the left knee cap when at rest, that is lying in bed.?

Consult: With a doctor to make sure this is not a problem with your circulation or nerves. If there is any swelling, it could be deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can lead to pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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The bone behind my knee cap has worn down and causes my leg to give way. Can this be fixed?

The bone behind my knee cap has worn down and causes my leg to give way. Can this be fixed?

Total knee: Some knee cap arthritis can be treated with medications and exercise. When those things fail, consideration of resurfacing or a total knee is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

Varies: How is the kneecap alignment? Have to be sure the patella is gliding normally in the groove. If it is isolated need antiinflammatories, PT, bracing. may need MRI. rare to need surgery. therapy is especially important. ...Read more

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On an mri, how do you know if you're looking at the right part to see patellar tilt or how the cartilage looks behind the knee cap?

On an mri, how do you know if you're looking at the right part to see patellar tilt or how the cartilage looks behind the knee cap?

Up to doc: The radiologist and the referring orthopedist are in the best position to determine the the "right part" to look at. Often the patient and/or doctor put a marker at the point of maximum pain prior to taking the MRI to help to isolate the area of concern better. Cross esection views are best to determine if the patella is tilting with the knee bent. ...Read more

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Cartilage-can it be healed on its own if it is sligtly dammaged...Mr showed I had bubles behind my knee cap. My knee makes crunching sound sometimes?

Cartilage-can it be healed on its own if it is sligtly dammaged...Mr showed I had bubles behind my knee cap. My knee makes crunching sound sometimes?

Cartilage: Cartilage damage generally doesn't heal on its own. However, with some treatment like therapy and medicine it can become less painful and help prevent further damage. Sometimes, if bad enough, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now I still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

I had an old injury...I dislocated my knee cap 1.5 years ago so now I still have a crunching sound coming from behind my knee cap but no pain. Advice?

Patella: No pain is a good thing unless you have a charcot joint with destruction from diabetes, etc. It doesn't sound like a neuropathic joint, so continue maintenance exercises and avoid surgery. ...Read more

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Played vball the other day, came down wrong on a jump, pain behind my knee&front under my knee cap. Noticeable swelling, what might the problem be? Thx

Played vball the other day, came down wrong on a jump, pain behind my knee&front under my knee cap. Noticeable swelling, what might the problem be? Thx

Could B a patellar-: -subluxation or instability, also this leads 2 chondromalacia under the patella, mal-alignment can cause it also. If U R exceptionally tall, Marfan's is also possible & can B Dx'd with blood test & genetic makeup shows this in the blood. U should get into C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when I bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

My knee is popping and cracking and locking, what's wrong with it? I've had a lot of issues out of my knee, it pops when I bend it or squat down, it locks at times and is hard to move, it swells and it hurts behind my knee cap and hurts a lot and causes m

If: If you have not had an MRI I recommend you request one. It sounds like you may have a tear in one or multiple tendons, ligaments, or meniscus. If so, you will need surgery to clean the knee out so to speak and repair the damage. In the meantime you can request a steroid injection for the pain and inflammation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

You can try: Oral anti inflammatory meds such as aleve (naproxen) or motrin (naprosyn or ibuprofen), rest, and alternating ice and heat. If that does not help, you need to see a doctor. Don't let it go until damage becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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I have swelling that started behind my knee with lots of pain. Today my whole knee is swollen, with pain doing thru my leg. From knee cap down. What can?

I have swelling that started behind my knee with lots of pain. Today my whole knee is swollen, with pain doing thru my leg. From knee cap down. What can?

Baker's cyst: You may have developed a baker's cyst. Fluid from knee has moved to the back of the knee and can be very uncomfortable. Have orthopedic check it out for you. ...Read more

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My right knee keeps clicking and occasionally locking slightly after some sports I recently done. It also has sharp shooting pains behind my knee cap.

Common problem: Many people that practice sports and present similar symptoms suffer of patellofemoral syndrome caused most likely by muscle imbalance that creates stress in the posterior patella. Treatment is based on position and strengthening exercises/ Physical therapy. If not successful joint injection might be tried. Consult with your PCP or Orthopedist specialist. ...Read more

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Knee cap injury, back of knee pain, also numbing behind knee also causing feet to tingly and go numb. Could my plantaris is damaged? What to do?

Knee cap injury, back of knee pain, also numbing behind knee also causing feet to tingly and go numb. Could my plantaris is damaged? What to do?

Injury and pain: As soon as possible you must see your primary doctor about your pain and numbing. If you have seen a specialist about this you would be better served if you saw that doctor first.
If you can, please let me know what the doctors have said. ...Read more

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I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours, for the past three years now. What can I do?

I have onset throbbing pain behind my knee caps and down my legs that last from 30 minutes to 6 hours, for the past three years now. What can I do?

See your doctor: I would start by seeing your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Ask if any tests are needed, and whether it not a referral to an orthopedic or vascular surgeon would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I do HIIT training 5x/wk. I have a dull pain behind my knee cap that gets worse w/squatting. Any ideas as to what it is or how to make it better? Thx!

I do HIIT training 5x/wk. I have a dull pain behind my knee cap that gets worse w/squatting. Any ideas as to what it is or how to make it better? Thx!

Patellafemoral: It is usually from an abnormality of the patellafemoral joint, the most common is from chondromalacia. Strengthening your quad with knee in extension, such as in straight leg lifts can potentially be seen. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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When I stand feels like my femur is pushing down hard on the tibia + tight. The feeling is behind the knee cap itself and both sides. Osteoarthritis?

When I stand feels like my femur is pushing down hard on the tibia + tight. The feeling is behind the knee cap itself and both sides. Osteoarthritis?

Unlikely: OA unlikely. More possible is patellar tendon issue or Tibial Tuberosity fracture-which could be simple fracture. I agree you should have evaluated. In meantime wear a soft knee brace that slips on. Not too tight. Will provide support. ...Read more

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I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot, bruise under knee?

I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot, bruise under knee?

See medical provider: A twisting injury to your knee can be a number of things from a sprain to arthritis flair up or cartilage tearing. See a medical provider for an evaluation with X-rays. You may also need an MRI to look for ligament or cartilage tearing. ...Read more

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3 d agoi twisted my knee & since had pain if I move wrong. L knee hurts anterior of knee cap toward top and pulls behind knee & is swollen. Is it acl?

3 d agoi twisted my knee & since had pain if I move wrong. L knee hurts anterior of knee cap toward top and pulls behind knee & is swollen. Is it acl?

Too early to tell: Give time with little ambulation, ice packs followed by heat, allow time for swelling to go down and pain may go away. If it does not see a doctor. ...Read more

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My muscle have non painful spasms. Usually behind my knee cap. Today on my arm. Sometimes on my face or temple. Its very strange. What is that?

My muscle have non painful spasms. Usually behind my knee cap. Today on my arm. Sometimes on my face or temple. Its very strange. What is that?

Fasciculations: You are describing fasciculations. There are different causes for these, ranging from very benign causes to severe disease. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and a treatment plan if necessary. ...Read more

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My right knee pains incessantly. A lump was seen in the X-ray behind the knee cap & doctor has suggested an operation to remove it. What exactly is it?

My right knee pains incessantly. A lump was seen in the X-ray behind the knee cap & doctor has suggested an operation to remove it. What exactly is it?

Not sure: Unclear as to what lump would be- typically cartilage damage can occur in this area. I suggest asking specifically for doc to give you more specific info before having surgery ...Read more

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Patella (Definition)

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