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Knee pain on right side of knee cap, hurts to bend. Makes a popping sound every time I walk. Can't squat down, causes unbelievable pain.

Knee pain on right side of knee cap, hurts to bend. Makes a popping sound every time I walk. Can't squat down, causes unbelievable pain.

You need to see MD: Can't help you on Health Tap you need to be examined possible xrays and other exams. You should be examined by a Orthopedic Physician. ...Read more

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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I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

This needs 2 B eval-: -by an orthopedic surgeon. It can B from mall alignment of your extensor mechanism 2 an arthritic problem. A hands on exan & imaging need B done. ...Read more

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Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight I can't straighten it.

Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight I can't straighten it.

Knee pain: In addition to a possible meniscus tear as suggested by the other physician previously, patella-femoral pain syndrome, retropatellar pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, and runner's knee. The pain associated with this problem is often described as a locking sensation when the knee cap does not track properly in the groove that it sits in called the trochlea. Ultimately, this does need to be further evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to help figure out the problem and recommend proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have server knee pain on the left side of the knee cap. Can bear weight and constant pain and swelling. No insurance and I need help. What can it be?

I have server knee pain on the left side of the knee cap. Can bear weight and constant pain and swelling. No insurance and I need help. What can it be?

Clinic: If you have no insurance, call the closest medical school clinic. Usually listed under a university name. Ask receptionist for name of the walk-in clinic or their general medical clinic. Then call the clinic and explain you are uninsured. Most likely they have a volunteer no cost clinic. You have arthritis or knee injury and need to be seen. If all fails, go to er -- they cannot turn you away. ...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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Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Be seen: There are so many possibilities that it is really hard to say without more history and the benefit of an exam. An avid runner is at risk for a stress fracture. Symptomatic chondromalacia at the patellofemoral joint, a meniscal tear, an inflammatory condition of the knee like chondrocalcinosis are all considerations. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

Knee sprain/strain: You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability. An MRI should reveal what structures are injured. I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made. Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain. You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of knee pain below the knee cap?

What are the causes of knee pain below the knee cap?

Osgood schlaters: If you are are a teenager you may have painful tibial tuberodities as seen in osgood schlatters disease. This is seen in teen ager when the bone grows quicker than the blood supply causing islands of necrosis. This is a benign vondition helped by rest. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant knee pain under my knee cap!?

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

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I forgot to mention that my knee pain seems to be involving my knee cap, top of knee, and just underneath.?

Patella problem: It sounds as though you may have
some damage under your patella or
even some patella malalignment which
will cause pain with stairs and crouching.
The best exercises would be quad strengthening to help support the knee.
You need a good orthopedic exam and xrays. ...Read more

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How can I deal with knee pain in/under knee cap?

How can I deal with knee pain in/under knee cap?

Rest and rehab: This is usually chondromalacia patella and is softening of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Rest, nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain. Hamstring stretching and quadriceps strengthening helps. May want to try glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate supplements for arthritis. May not help, but little downside. If none of this works, see an ortho surgeon or sports specialist. ...Read more

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Hi I have knee pain to the left of my knee cap and sometimes it gives out on me?

Internal derangement: Pain and giving out are symptoms of internal derangement of the knee such as loose body, cartilage damage or meniscal injury. You need an exam by ax-ray and likely M.R.I. for diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Localized top outer knee pain on R knee cap. Fell on it abt 3 yr ago. Pain when straightnd & while bending. Painful while bearing weight on it.

Localized top outer knee pain on R knee cap. Fell on it abt 3 yr ago. Pain when straightnd & while bending. Painful while bearing weight on it.

Get evaluated: Patello-femoral knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Knee pain is very common and some rest, NSAIDS, and therapy are usually helpful. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. Your fall a few years ago may have caused a bone contusion or cartilage injury. ...Read more

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Knee pain and feels like bone on knee cap moves or feels mushy. What could cause this?

Knee pain and feels like bone on knee cap moves or feels mushy. What could cause this?

Orthopedic consult: See and orthopedist and get a plain x-ray of the knee and a MRI, Get a diagnosis!!!
Probably osteoarthritis ...Read more

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Knee pain: under and below the knee cap-when I stretch it there is sharp pain. I've been icing it, but doesn't help. Hurting for more than a week.

Knee pain: under and below the knee cap-when I stretch it there is sharp pain. I've been icing it, but doesn't help. Hurting for more than a week.

Varies: There are several possibilities including tendinitis of the patellar tendon at its orgin on the patella or chondromalacia on the under surface of the patella. You would probably do well to avoid jumping activities and activities that involve a lot of knee flexion, and if it does not get better I would consider being seen. ...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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I have knee pain on top of my knee cap specially when going up and down steps. I have a lot of grinding in my knee.?

I have knee pain on top of my knee cap specially when going up and down steps. I have a lot of grinding in my knee.?

PatellaChondromalaci: PT is good only if it is emphasizing short arc quadriceps exercises. Build the part of the thigh muscle that controls the knee cap-the VMO. The glocosamine-chondroitin and wait a moth before seeing an ortho for an ejection. Surgery is good esp. If knock-kneed. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and have consistant knee pain. I had an MRI that shows I broke my knee cap awhile ago. What can be done to fix it?

I am 30 years old and have consistant knee pain. I had an MRI that shows I broke my knee cap awhile ago. What can be done to fix it?

How old an ionjury: You don't indicate whether this is an acute, subacute or old injury. If this is symptomatic, treatment will probably require either surgical repair or excision of the damaged knee cap ...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?

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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I get knee pain below the knee cap. It does not swell or become red or warm. Could you give me some ideas as to what it is?

I get knee pain below the knee cap. It does not swell or become red or warm. Could you give me some ideas as to what it is?

Knee cap pain: The tendon that attaches below the knee cap to the lower leg is the patellar tendon. It can be tender from tendinitis, strain called patellofemoral syndrome. Pain below the tendon on the lower leg could be growing pains or injury to lower leg. ...Read more

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Left knee pain above knee cap for three years, comes and goes. Trouble keeping knee bent, feels best with leg straight. Feels unstable on stairs.

Left knee pain above knee cap for three years, comes and goes. Trouble keeping knee bent, feels best with leg straight. Feels unstable on stairs.

Patellofemoral: Sounds like patellofemoral syndrome which is a maltracking of the knee cap due to a muscular imbalance across the knee (weak quads and tight hamstrings). The symptoms include a grinding sensation and anterior knee pain with squatting, kneeling, and bending. This can be addressed with physical therapy. If you have any swelling or instability issues then I would recommend an evaluation. ...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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I am having Knee pain from the top of the knee cap that radiates down to the ankle and up to the thigh on the right leg ice is not helping?

Try Advil/Aleve: This problem introduces the phenomenon of 'referred pain'. Usually with this the origin is fairly localizable. As the intensity of the pain increases so does the zone of perceived involvement. This presentation of severe knee pain is not uncommon. Note that this is unlikely to be sciatica. The quadriceps tendon traverses the top of the patella. One possibility is this could be strained. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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