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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic this. You need to have imaging, and evaluation, fluid removed from the knee, and a good idea of what the internal structural problems that may be compressing the nerve or vascular structures in the back of the knee ...Read more

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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

X Rays: 40 year old lady status post fall onto knee now with bruising, pain and inability to bear weight/stand up onto affected leg. You need to have a full physical exam and imaging studies of your knee. Please see your MD ASAP. Thank you. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Searing nerve pain in knee cap and at joint of leg from strain?

Searing nerve pain in knee cap and at joint of leg from strain?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao?

I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao?

Pain knee: I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao? ANS: And your question is? I am available live for next 2 hr so you can show me what it is. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

I am experiencing  knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

Knee swelling: Per your age you seem to have degenerative arthritis. Try some ice, paracetamol or ibuprofen. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?

Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?

Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read more

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Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?

Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?

Meniscal tear: Sounds like swelling arises from within the knee joint, indicating something is wrong inside the knee. Alternatively, if you are a runner or cyclist, iliotibial band bursitis could cause similar symptoms. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, rest this weekend, and see a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor next week. ...Read more

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Knee pain no injury feels like pressure in my knee knee cap & back of knee pain hurts to do anything what gives?

Knee pain no injury feels like pressure in my knee knee cap & back of knee pain hurts to do anything what gives?

Common: Bending or using the knee too much, arthritis , bursitis, a collection of fluid in the knee, a tear in the meniscus, a tear in a ligament, muscle strain, conditions that don’t involve the knee(hip, other), knee injuries, a knee joint infection, or a condition called gout, which causes crystals to form inside joint. ...Read more

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Soreness behind right knee when bending it. Have partial knee replacement on left side of knee. No current injury. Esp difficult to remove shoes.

Soreness behind right knee when bending it. Have partial knee replacement on left side of knee. No current injury. Esp difficult to remove shoes.

Knee pain: Consult with your knee surgeon to make sure that perhaps scar tissue is not the cause of your pain or difficulty with tying shoes. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back, hip, knee, between side of knee down to ankle, and on top of talus. Is it just growing pains?

Pain in lower back, hip, knee, between side of knee down to ankle, and on top of talus. Is it just growing pains?

No not at your age: Thses can not be growing pains at your age of 43, you need to get it checked by your family physician.It may be related to your lower back like herniated disk and pressure on the nerves, or an inflammation in the joints. ...Read more

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Tenderness behind left knee when walking and bending knee front of knee is fine back of knee no swellings present or redness came on after driving.?

Tenderness behind left knee when walking and bending knee front of knee is fine back of knee no swellings present or redness came on after driving.?

Tight hamstring?: Do you sit a lot? Do you drive a lot? It sounds like there was no injury and there is nothing abnormal in the area to your naked eye. It might be tight hamstrings which need to be stretched out frequently. You might want to see the physician if this persists more than 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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I am having medial knee pain around the femur. Point tenderness on medial side with sharp shooting pains under the patella. Why?

I am having medial knee pain around the femur. Point tenderness on medial side with sharp shooting pains under the patella. Why?

Various causes: Possibilities include cartilage damage, tendonitis, osteochondritis dessicans. Any history of injury? An orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee,  no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more