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Knee Cap Is Swollen
Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch. The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.
Go see PCP: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and decreased range of motion are suggestive of inflammation. It can be as benign as a tendinitis if you recently did some strenuous exercising, or more serious if you are having fevers (it can be sign of infection or gout). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No! Effusion= fluid: In the kneefrom irritation of he linning of the joint, from any cause. Dislocation= when the 2 bones making a joint, are forcibly pulled apart, by tearing of the ligaments or the capsule/tendons. Very painful condition and shoud be reduced immediately, into its natural position to reestablish the bony surfaces of the joint. ...Read more
Possible infection: Concerning for infection: possibly of the prepatellar bursa. Hallmarks for infection are: hot, red, swollen, painful. If it isnt getting better would go in to be seen. ...Read more
Can!: It is not uncommon for the ankle to be involved. Certainly less common than the mtp, and more common than the knee. Upper extremeity joints are all less common than the lower extremity, because of their dependency. Fluid from your vascualr system seeps out more in the lower extremity. At night, water moves back into your blood stream than uric acid, which crystalizes and gout attack occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell directly on knee a week ago,there bruising ,can't touch the knee cap itself cause of pain,below knee cap its numb feeling,standing problems
Modify your exercise: Ah...The 50's. Have you tried r.I.C.E. Therapy. Rest. Which is to take it easy for a while. Apply ice every 15 minutes for the first few hours. Compress it with an ace wrap or neoprene brace and elevate the limb, like on a pillow. You can safely add Ibuprofen or naproxen, if you have no allergies and take no other meds (if you do, ask your pharmacist first). ...Read more
Right knee appears swollen unable to bend knee all the way back painful on each side of knee cap ok when walking was told is arthoritis thanks?
Knee pain: Could be.Do you have a patellar click when Dr. examines you. If so you have fluid on your knee and can be many causes. ...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?
Depends: There are several structures on the inside or medial aspect of the knee. The mcl ligament, medial meniscus and then you also have several tendons that attach just below the inside of the knee. The patella tendon is located at the knee cap so that shouldn't cause pain on the inside of the knee. ...Read more
Torn meniscus right knee..pain &swelling knee down.now also thigh is swollen. Larger than left one.could this be from knee injury or something else?
Have Medial Meniscus tear w/ cyst wearing hinged knee brace but calf is very painful What should I do?
How helpful is brace: If the brace is the source of the calf pain, but helps the knee, then an adjustment to the brace (size, fit, etc.) could be considered. Alternatively, a new brace could be utilized. Personally, I don't routinely use braces for meniscal tears unless there is a ligament tear as well or associated arthritis with a misaligned knee. Seek additional help if the brace is not the cause of the calf pain. ...Read more
Left knee mcl tear but now right knee is painful from taking the strain off my left knee
(old meniscus tear to right knee)
Is there anything I can do?
Right knee pain: Hello. Have you ever tried Voltaren gel or Flector patches (diclofenac)? These treat dull, aching, throbbing pain. Have you tried lidoderm patches or lidocaine gel? These are used for sharp, stab, burn, pins/needles type pain. These gels and patches have to be prescribed. Do you wear any type of knee supports? Sleeves, braces. This can help stabilize your knees while your left knee is healing. ...Read more
Need more info: Hi, knee pain can come from multiple sources including the 2 ligaments that you mentioned. Physical exam tests can sometimes distinguish the source of pain. Mri is a great exam that can differentiate between injury to the meniscus versus injury to the mcl. But, just seeing the injury on the MRI does not mean that the abnormality is the pain generator. The exam and the MRI complement each other. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap
Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping , cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella . You should see a knee specialist . Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more
3 d agoi twisted my knee & since had pain if i move wrong. L knee hurts anterior of knee cap toward top and pulls behind knee & is swollen. Is it acl?
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