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Hit My Knee Cap What To Take For Pain When I Bend It
I hit my knee cap, really hard, on the very edge of a coffee table a day & a half ago. It made contact with the left front side edge of my knee cap.
I hit my knee cap on the very edge of a coffee table a day & a half ago. It made contact with the left front side edge of my knee cap.pain put weight?
Hit my knee cap hard is now swelled, bruised and hurts to touch around the knee cap. Hit it on a corner of a bench should I have it looked at?
Patella: fracture of the Patella can happen with direct trauma. You should get an evaluation and xray. Maybe cats can ...Read more
I hit my knee cap against concrete a few weeks ago. The pain in movement is finally gone. How do I know if it is ok to resume treadmill exercises?
Knee injury: Restart exercise if pain has resolved and there is full range of motion at the knee. ...Read more
Today i hit my knee cap on the corner of my table. At first, it was intense, excruciating pain. That went away after a few minutes but since then , I have had numbness in my thigh, knee and calf.
Common Peroneal N: The nerve spins around the outside of the knee, around the upper fibula (thin long bone below your knee). If you can walk on your heels, lifting your toes in the air, it should resolve with time. Pressure on the nerve occurs easily because it is under the skin and gets pinned against the bone. ...Read more
I've hit my knee hard and now there's like a swollen line down the knee cap. I can walk perfectly & have minimal pain. should I worry?
Go see doctor: You need to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
I hit my knee hard on a door frame earlier today and had instant pain that brought tears throughout the day my knee cap has hurt whenever pressured?
Knee cap: Direct blows to the knee cap will usually injure the protective bursa sac , which will swell and produce pain. If your knee cap pain is increased with bending your knee or while trying to do a straight leg raise you should get an X-ray. Otherwise try ICE REST COMPRESSION AND ELEVATION ALONG WITH OVER the counter alleve . ...Read more
I fell over and hit my knee. It's really swollen and painful to touch. I can't not straight out my leg. The swelling is right under the knee cap?
Knee cap: This is classic presentation for a . fractured patella. You best get an X-ray which will determine the treatment reccomended . Ice crutches. Limit weight bearing until seen. ...Read more
Should i get a second opinion had a knee injury in 2010. Now it has gotten worse. Had a MRI and doctor says have a tilted knee cap. Tells me to do the same exercises I have been doing for a year and if it doesn't get better he will take another look
I am 42, no history of knee injury. Recently i get a burning sensation just beneath my knee cap when kneeling. No knee pain otherwise. Any ideas?
Early wear and tear: Pain coud be due to irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid kneeling, stairs, knee extension machines, deep squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more
I fell in Feb. Resulting in a lft knee injury. currently in Physical Ther. As i have shifted my patella. Nxt PT appt wed and my lft ankle is swelling?
Any pain? Injury?: So your L ankle is swollen. We need to know if you injured it or not. And whether it hurts or not. Is it just the ankle that's swollen or perhaps your calf, too? OCPs?Since it's same side as your injury 3 months ago, my concern, although remote, would be for a blood clot. Without any further info or ability to examine you, there's not much for to say. Best to get evaluated at Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more
Start slow: I understand why you would feel this way. If you doctor has cleared you to restart activity, perhaps start with other exercises. For example you could brisk walk for a while or do some cycling. These put less strain on the knee and can help you get the legs in shape to start running. Who knows...Maybe you will like cycling so much that it becomes your main exercise. Best of luck. ...Read more
Had knee injury think patella tendonitis...Now after 2weeks of rice method feels almost 100%...Should i continue icing or use heat now?
Ice after activity..: Continue to ice down after your sporting activities. Remember that you should start slow and build up to where you were during exercise. To rapid an attempt to exercise at your previous intensity risks aggravating your injury. ...Read more
Can patellas be asymmetrical?Notice my right patella's more protruding than my left patella after a knee injury.No swelling&rednes.What problem is it?
What might recovery from calf augmentation due to a knee injury? Three years ago, i suffered a right knee injury in a skiing accident. I had surgery to hold my patella in place as it was always snapping out of its normal location. I'm 35 and keep physical
Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?
See a physician: Without knowing the type/mechanism of injury and whether you have other symptoms it would be hard to speculate. There are several possibles, but with a mechanical symptom of something hard next to the patella it is time to have a physician obtain a thorough history, examine your knee and possibly obtain x-rays or other studies. ...Read more
I hit the top of my knee cap and it is swollen.It hurts when I bend or touch it.It has been aching for a day 1/2.Is it fractured or dislocated?
Xray to assess fx: Depending upon the degree of trauma and force imparted upon the patella (kneecap) determiness the risk for fracture. Bony tenderness to palpation would indicate a need for X-rays. Seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon for persistent symptoms. ...Read more
I got hit in the side of the knee cap with a softball. It bruised bad, & it has been a week now & it keeps swelling & bruising worse . Hurts to bend?
Contusion: A week later and still symptomatic; be examined. It is likely more than a simple bruise. All the best. ...Read more
My knee is swollen above the knee cap. It doesn't hurt unless i try to bend it. I don't remember injuring it. I can't take ibuprofen.?
One of two thing:
The swelling come from inside the knee (water on the knee) or some thing from the outside (bursitis of the knee). Both cause the same symptoms you mention.
Water on the knee we have to find the reason for it before to start to treat it.
The bursitis you could have cortisone shot for it and it may help. ...Read more
I hit my knee on a wooden chair and I developed pain and swelling after 2 days.How long would it take to heal?
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read more
my knee caps seenm small and they feel mushy. I've never been able to bend my knees all the way, or sit on my heels. Is this a problem?
About a week ago i fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee. It is still swollen and i can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?
Could have an injury: Hopefully, your injury is a simple strain and bruise but more serious injuries need be excluded. You should see a physician for an exam and probably an x-ray to check for a fracture of your knee cap. You may need an MRI to look for torn ligaments or cartilage. You should not ignore ongoing symptoms as some injuries require surgical repair to have the best outcome. ...Read more
I tripped and hit my knee directly on a concrete stair. I'm not able to bend my knee all the way back. The lower knee is in pain. Wait or go to Dr?
I would: I would probably be checked unless it seems very minor. An X-ray and exam can be reassuring to make sure you did not have a serious injury that needs further treatment. ...Read more
Ive been getting small bruisings on each inner side of both knee caps for almost two yrs now but never have hit , any suggestions on what it may be.?
Bruising: Go get it checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
After falling on my knee cap weeks ago I still have a hard bump where it was hit. Any suggestions?
Probably a: deep bruise, but it could be small fracture. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon, just to be sure that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more
What would cause very localized tingling in outer knee cap? The sensation happens when I bend inward or outward.
Localized tingling in outer knee cap:
Have you ever had an injury of the knee, such as in a MVA, or a bad fall, other similar event? have you seen a Dr? have you had imaging studies of the knee?
The lesion you are describing is related to a cartilage loss, which an MRI should confirm.
I would take an anti-inflammatory medication,
Duloxetine 30 mg./ twice a day. Works for pain, depression, and fibromialgia, you may add Aleve (naproxen) 1 x 2/day ...Read more
Yesterday i hit my knee at a waterpark. It hurts to bend, put weight on & walk. It's uncomfortable. How can I help it heal and what did I do to it?
R.I.C.E.: Rest the knee. Don't be up on it much. Keep it moving with gentle full range of motion. Ice the knee 3-4x/day x 20-30 min. Try an ace wrap for comfort. While icing the knee, elevate it above your heart while lying down. Try Ibuprofen or Naproxen for pain relief. If not better in a couple days, or you can not walk or bend, then you should proceed to your doctor for x-rays. ...Read more
I have a pain in my left knee cap. When I bend my knee, it feels painful to straighten the knee and if I have been standing, it feels painful to bend?
Anterior knee pain : This kind of knee pain is fairly common. It could be inflammation of the patellar tendon or might be pain in the patello-femoral joint space (where the knee cap rubs against the end of the femur). Either way, this sort of knee pain usually improves with physical therapy exercises. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with pain around my left knee cap on the bottom right side of it. It hurts to bend and i didn't do anything to it. What is this?
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