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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, 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.

Knee pain: likely a bruise but need an xray to look at the bones especially the patella to make sure nothing was broken. See an orthopedic doc. Till then brace, ice and NSAIDs ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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