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Goose Egg Below Knee Cap
My knee bruised very badly and was very sensitive to touch, a few days later ended up with a goose egg. It now gets hot to touch and painful. Help!
“I fell at work and landed on knee, now my knee is real sore and I have a goose egg just below the knee. What is the goose egg and what should I do?
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
Possibly arthritis: Knee cap pain conditions are common: either patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella. Both manifest with pain deep or behind the knee cap worse with stairs, inclines/declines, kneeling/squatting, sitting for long periods of time. Anytime the knee is bent deeply, the kneecap engages in its groove on the end of the thigh bone which can cause the irritation/pain. ...Read more
Most likely Bursitis: Ursitis in the pre-pattler bursa( sack of fluids in front the knee cap) usually flat and got inflamed the fluid inside increase so it start to heart. Check it out. ...Read more
See MD: Depending on if there are associated symptoms, locking, clicking, swelling, etc. you may need to see a doctor. In general, knee pain is relieved by quad and core strengthening. Anti-inflammatory medications and ice as well. A knee brace to control movement of your kneecap can help. I would recommend seeing a Sports Medicine doctor or Orthopedist to determine the exact problem and get treated. ...Read more
Yes: It can be if your knee is flexed for a long time and cuts off blood supply. ...Read more
Knee cap: The knee cap ("patella") is the round 2-3" piece of bone directly in front of the knee joint. It does not rest against the meniscus. The menisci are twin cartilagous structures that extend from the back of the knee joint to the front of the knee joint along the lateral and medial sides of the knee joint. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Aching of the knee caps or patella is usually a sign of a condition known as patellar chondromalacia. This refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the kneecap. Exercising to strengthen the thigh muscles is the best treatment. Oral nsaid's such as Ibuprofen may help. Orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in treatment. ...Read more
Patellar fracturw: The kneecap can crack just slightly, or can be broken into many pieces. A direct fracture occurs due to a fall or direct blow. An indirect fracture occurs when the thigh muscle contract so strongly that the patella breaks. If you have a patellar fracture you may have bruising swelling, inability to straighten the knee and inability to walk, After examination, an X-ray can be ordered. ...Read more
Pain below kneecap: Usually an infrapatellar tendonitis, may also be "jumper's" knee. Essentially from some relative overuse. ...Read more
Quad tendinitis: The quadriceps muscle inserts via a thick tendon onto the top of the kneecap (patella). Quadriceps tendinitis (painful inflammation or intrinsic injury) can occur in the tendon with trauma or an overuse injury. Nonoperative management usually works: rest, ice, NSAIDs, stretching (heel toward buttocks), and potentially formal physical therapy can all help. ...Read more
Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more
TENS: Consider using over soft tissues.Get a more detailed answer ›