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My knee caps move around and grind when I walk. Also when I walk my knee caps seem to turn in. What is this?

My knee caps move around and grind when I walk. Also when I walk my knee caps seem to turn in. What is this?

Patellofemoral syndr: Patellofemoral syndrome is when the patella doesn't quite line ip on the bone and tends to pop over to the side or can give a sensation of grinding. There are some very good exercises that your dr. Can show you that usually will bring the patella back into alignment. I would see my doctor and see if physical therapy or home exercises might not help. Your doctor can recommend some. ...Read more

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I recently fell hard on some rocks with my knee caps and since then its become difficult to walk as if the knee cap is splitting open... help!

I recently fell hard on some rocks with my knee caps and since then its become difficult to walk as if the knee cap is splitting open... help!

Get checked & xray: You never know if you did or did not break the bone unless you image it. Sometimes you can create a non displaced fracture from a fall and it has your symptoms.
Get checked and get an X-ray. If negative, you still may have a fracture and an MRI will show it. MRI will also show a bone bruise not seen on X-ray. ...Read more

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Please describe these protruding bones under my knee caps?

Please describe these protruding bones under my knee caps?

Tibial tuberosities;: Part of the leg bone (tibia) these are prominences where the patellar tendon {tendon connecting the knee c to the leg bone, to move the leg into extension (ie to straighten it)}.
Sometimes in growing kids they enlarge from too much activity and be painful. They remain enlarged forever then. The condition is called osgood-schlatter disease. ...Read more

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Why do my knee caps and feet turn outward?

Why do my knee caps and feet turn outward?

Rotation: The bones rotate as compared to the midline of the body, the feet usually rotate with the knee position. ...Read more

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How come my knee caps move up and down when my legs are stretched out.?

How come my knee caps move up and down when my legs are stretched out.?

Attached: Your kneecaps are attached to your quads so they will move with contraction of your quads, even if your legs are stretched out. ...Read more

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PFPS and very mobile knee caps, I have a diving meet tomorrow night and pain has been acting up. Will wearing a strap during the day help for the meet?

PFPS and very mobile knee caps, I have a diving meet tomorrow night and pain has been acting up. Will wearing a strap during the day help for the meet?

Ans: You should be following closely with an orthopedic. Knee braces provide some support but again follow and take the advice of your orthopedic ...Read more

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Live on 3rd floor, told I have super loose knee caps and sometimes hurt. Can walking up and down 3 flights daily induce or cause arthritis?

Live on 3rd floor, told I have super loose knee caps and sometimes hurt. Can walking up and down 3 flights daily induce or cause arthritis?

3rd Fl Loose Knees: Do you wear any type of sleeves or braces for your loose knee caps (patella)? Your knees would most likely feel better and less pain with knee supports. These help decrease the chances of your patellae from tracking incorrectly. That in turn should help reduce (not 100% guarantee) further degenerative arthritis to your patellae. Some arthritis is prob on back side your patellae b/c of looseness. ...Read more

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My knee caps turn inwards (my knees don't touch though). As a result, my shins are bowed outwards, and my legs are crooked. Anything I can do?

My knee caps turn inwards (my knees don't touch though). As a result, my shins are bowed outwards, and my legs are crooked. Anything I can do?

Yes: I would not hesitate to be seen where a thorough exam and standing X-rays of your entire lower extremities could give a lot more info. There are non surgical treatments such as physical therapy and bracing that could potentially help your symptoms, or you would have to decide if it is bad enough to consider surgery. ...Read more

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My knee caps have been clicking for the past 3 weeks and when avoidable they click on their own when walking, I'm a teenager, what's happening?

My knee caps have been clicking for the past 3 weeks and when avoidable they click on their own when walking, I'm a teenager, what's happening?

Patellofemoral Syndr: Pf syndrome is the most common cause of non-traumatic knee pain (and clicking) and is especially common in young females. It is caused by an imbalance between the knee hinge and the muscles of the thigh, the quadriceps, and often develops after a recent period of increased physical activity like sports. Fortunately, it's easily and effectively treatable with physical therapy so go get some! ...Read more

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I hit my mid shin 8 days ago, it has a decent size cut, and the day of and after was the size of a baseball. Almost looked as if I had two knee caps.?

I hit my mid shin 8 days ago, it has a decent size cut, and the day of and after was the size of a baseball. Almost looked as if I had two knee caps.?

See doctor: From your description, you may a hematoma, i.e., collection of blood in the tissue. There is a risk of infection as the skin is broken. You may watch and wait, but if pain persists or increases, the site becomes warm and red, there is discharge or you get fever, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Torn ligament in both knees, now I have a cold sensation on knee caps. Also knee can Burns when ice is applied?

Torn ligament in both knees, now I have a cold sensation on knee caps. Also knee can Burns when ice is applied?

See ortho: If you have not seen an Orthopedist yet, now is the time as torn ligament is not a trivial issue since it may lead to permanent disability if not properly treated. ...Read more

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Haven't played sports in 7 yrs, played rugby yesterday and have extreme pain under both my knee caps, what could of caused this?

Haven't played sports in 7 yrs, played rugby yesterday and have extreme pain under both my knee caps, what could of caused this?

Patella overload: Exposure to repetitive squats, jumps and high impact after a long period little or no exercise can easily provoke pain at the patellofemoral joint. For the knee, and patella to function at capacity the quads and hamstring muscles must be in shape. Next time make the effort to get in shape for the sport before you aggressively try to do it. ...Read more

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I play soccer regularly and have felt pain just below my knee caps on both sides... Its increasing with every game and I have a long season ahead.?

Infra patellar pain: How old are you? If you are skeletally mature the most common problem in that area is patellar tendinitis or tendinosis. If just starting an antiinflammatory for 5 days and icing can help. If longer than 6 weeks probably not inflamed. See a sports medicine physician for a good kinetic chain eval and advise on treatment. ...Read more

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I went for MRI and it shows that my knee caps are fine. But I am feeling pains when doing normal activities such as sitting down and climbing stairs.

I went for MRI and it shows that my knee caps are fine. But I am feeling pains when doing normal activities such as sitting down and climbing stairs.

Knee instability: It could be knee instability (loose collateral ligaments and peri-articular capsule. It could also be a symptom of vitamin D and calcium deficiency. You need to be examined. ...Read more