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Cyst In Knee Cap
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a complete tear. These two tendons are critical for proper knee function. They are responsible for straightening the knee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits. ...Read more
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
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?
Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help. Bursitis?
Synovial cyst and fluid collection around left knee in mri. Feels likes it can't bear weight, is hot and back of knee is swollen. Could be ra?
While it could be,: It does not mean it is. There are numerous other things this could be, anywhere from a bakers cyst that's irritated, an acute injury, or an infected joint. Speak to the physician who ordered the MRI and ask about a simple blood test to rule out RA (most likely) and then workout an accurate treatment plan. If that is your only, and first "hot" joint, then don't worry, just have lab checked. ...Read more
Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?
Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
Yes.: If your knee is producing fluid, which results in swelling, then that's a sign that there is probably something structurally wrong inside your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist for closer evaluation. ...Read more
Cyst full of fluids: A baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee. The pain can get worse when you fully flex or extend your knee or when you're active. It is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 wasnt 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 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1250593-treatment http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3675245/ ...Read more
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
I have a small moveable lump on my knee cap.... It doesn't seem to be getting any bigger but i was curious what it is? I workout every day so maybe its a cyst? Also i don't feel any pain from it
Complex: I am a functional movement specialist. The causes of knee cap pain are complex and we review some in the YouTube video listed. The causes will often not show up in a class knee exam or imaging. A functional exam in addition to classical is recommended. You will see foot and ankle contribute. https://youtu.be/sVub-q5Wkqw ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes- common injury: Knee cap or patella dislocations are actually quit common. Most are effectively treated without a need for surgery. After the dislocated patella is reduced, a brace is usually place to help maintain the patella in a reduced position. Physical therapy is routinely requested to help strengthen the thigh muscles and regain motion with a goal to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest and rehab: This is usually chondromalacia patella and is softening of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Rest, nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain. Hamstring stretching and quadriceps strengthening helps. May want to try glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate supplements for arthritis. May not help, but little downside. If none of this works, see an ortho surgeon or sports specialist. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. It is the most common cause of pain in the knee cap. Start with rice treatment- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Try oral nsaid's such as aleve (naproxen) or advil too. ...Read more
Not normal: At all, but it does happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Osgood schlaters: If you are are a teenager you may have painful tibial tuberodities as seen in osgood schlatters disease. This is seen in teen ager when the bone grows quicker than the blood supply causing islands of necrosis. This is a benign vondition helped by rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fx treatment varies: Patellar fractures vary. Some nondisplaced fractures may be treated nonoperatively. If the fragments are displaced , surgery may be undicated to restore anatomy. All patellar fractures should be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more