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Fluid Below Knee Cap
Bursitis: Most likely bursitis (inflammation of the bursa). Trauma can also cause fluid build up in the bursa. Kneeling (carpet layers knee) is also commonly associated. Treatment is usually observation. Ice, compression, nsaids are conservative options. Aspiration, cortisone injection, and surgery are more aggressive options. ...Read more
My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?
The sooner: The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more
How do I know if there is fluid under my knee cap? I can push down on myknee cap but its like a stinging pain when any pressure is on it. What can ido
Fluid under knee cap: It may be hard for you to know whether you have fluid under knee cap or not. Your doc, however, can do certain tests in the office that will help him determine that. ...Read more
Fluid in bone/line threw knee cap. Dr says nothing can be done. Knee hurts. Should I get second opinion?
I have severe pain in my right knee just on the inside right of the knee cap. It swells and develops fluid. The pain wakes me. Any ideas?
My right knee hurts on the lateral side. Right below the knee cap there is swelling but more to the lateral side. Fluid inside hurts a lot. HELP?
Patello femoral: A common condition in women is inflammation under the kneecap (patella) - which can lead to extra fluid in the knee joint, and pain under the patella. Other possibilities include injury from a direct blow, or cartilage tear (meniscus injury can occur with use or with twisting). An orthopedist can evaluate and describe options for you. ...Read more
My knee is slightly swelling around knee cap (no redness some pain while walking)for 7 days. If this is fluid, when should this subside on its own? Dr?
10 days: In general, any orthopedic injury (muscles, bones, joints) that doesn't feel a lot better (50% better) in 10 days, should be checked by a physician. Infection can start as swelling so increasing red and pain should be seen asap! ...Read more
Pain and swelling in my right knee it hurts really bad after sittting for s long time it hurts to straighten it out I've never had this kind of pain before and it seems like fluid is around the knee cap what should ido?
Fluid on knee cap, doesn't drain unless dr does it, it fills right after. How often is ok to go get drained? How do I stop it filling again?
Varies: There is not a set limit. Every time you do drain it, there is risk of introducing infection. Three times is a general rule. The bigger wuestion is why it keeps occurring and what can be done. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause and options for treatment. ...Read more
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?
My MRI results showed fluid, tilted knee cap and tendentious can this all be fixed with physical therapy? Also how did my knee cap become tilted?
I fell on my knee cap. And I have fluid on my knee. Dr said it will go away it will be going on 3 mo. What should I do and can a blood clot set up?
Drain fluid: A fluid filled sac (bursa) may persist in swelling and can be drained in the office. ...Read more
My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?
No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever.
The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi All. Left leg from knee down. My knee cap on bought sides pain. It feels as if there is fluid bubble between the foot skin and the bones?
Get examined by doct: You need to show this to your doctor. It is hard to guess what it is without a physical examination. ...Read more
If Painful treat: His term means you have arthritic changes under your knee knee cap. Many of these are not symptomatic. So we just watch. If they are painful, there is a range of options depending on the rest of the knee findings and exam. So you need X-rays, a good physical exam, more history of when it is symptomatic, and then non surgical and surgical options can be shared with you. ...Read more
Exercise: Instability of the patella or knee cap is best addressed with a dedicated exercise program that seeks to strengthen the quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. A patellar stabilizing brace may help as well. Would recommend a visit to a local physical therapist to help get going on your exercise program. ...Read more
No injury?: Image is a fracture. If you rest ur leg in front of u on a coffee table ; relax ur muscles ur knee cap is normally very moveable. If this is what u describe it is normal ; not painful. If it is painful ; due 2 an injury u need an ortho xame ; x-rays. ...Read more
Quadriceps Strain: Quadriceps femoris muscle group is Latin for "four headed muscle of the femur". It is one of the most important muscle groups contributing to upright stance and human locomotion. Located in front of the thigh, vastus laterals, medialis and intermedium extend the knee as rectus femoris flexes the hip. Quads attach to the knee cap and when strained in explosive kicking sports cause pain and spasm. ...Read more
Patellar shift: Consider patellofemoral syndrome or VMO weakness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exercise: The most important thing is to fix and functional problem u may have such as weak quads, tight hamstrings, and poorly conditioned core. See you mr doctor to get a prescription for therapy ...Read more
A PILLOW OF TISSUE: And your knee joint itself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Patellar tracking: Patellar tracking disorder occurs when the kneecap shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. It can be due to your anatomy and knee overuse. Take a break from activities that cause knee pain, like squatting, kneeling, running, and jumping. Put ice on your knee, and take antiinflammatory or pain medicines. Strengthen your thigh muscles to keep your kneecap stable. ...Read more