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Knee Pain Slight Left Of Kneecap 3 Inches Down Cannot Put Weight On Leg
Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.
Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...Read more
Serve left knee pain knee swollen also size of very large orange swollen just below left kneecap. Slight swollen to right of left knee cap?
Outside left knee pain, pain is near kneecap, unable to bear weight or bend, acl reconstruction in 02?
Outer knee pain: Any injury? May be meniscus degeneration, tendinitis, stress fracture (if active), or tibial plateau fracture. Try NSAIDs, ice 15 minutes on 45 minutes off 3-4 x/day, elevate, kinesiotape over sore spot, crutches for a few days and of course follow up with ortho as need xray to check for subtle fracture and may need 3 phase bone scan if still concerned about stress fracture with negative xray ...Read more
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
Knee trouble, buzzing/pulsing sensation esp. When lying down. Feeling of pressure within kneecap. Knee pain when leg straightened rigid. Mri clear.
Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. Extreme limp after sitting down. Feels stiff but stretched out. No injury, pain for about 2months?
Chondromalacia patel: This sounds like chondromalacia patella which is softening of the cartilage underneath your kneecap. Best treatment for this is to do exercises that strengthen your quadriceps muscles. You can discuss with your physician about this or after your evaluation if x-rays and other imaging looks okay you could have physical therapy help you work on a new program ...Read more
Knee pain when going up/down a step. Pain is only located right below patella (almost at bottom tip of patella). Chondromalacia or PFS? 26 yr male.
Terminology: The terms Chondromalacia patella & patellofemoral syndrome are often interchanged. REF:http://www. Medicinenet. Com/patellofemoral_syndrome/article. Htm ...Read more
Lateral knee pain under patella & pressure within joint when bent for a long time no pain bearing weight heard loud pop when squatted once what is it?
Kneecap slippped: Please see my previous answers on patellofemoral pain/ subluxation. Your symptoms suggest your kneecap cartilage is causing you pain... When you squatted your patella (kneecap) subluxated transiently and 'reduced' spontaneously. That's the 'pop' you felt or heard. See your orthopedic surgeon for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
Lknee dislocated 8x (high patella)-surgery 7mths ago. Now constant right knee pain, front left side–walking driving&sitting brings on pain. I go 2physio, pain is less but have 2reduce activities 2avoid pai?
Quadriceps exercises: Quadriceps strengthening exercises may help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can xray tec tell if knee pain is from muscles near it or if there is a sprain? Fell on stairs, pain is on L side of kneecap- muscle inside of leg.
How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.
Chronic knee pain worsening, swelling and vericose vein increase, shooting pains up thigh and down leg with tingling. Sometimes can't put weight on, extreme pain. No ins. Er or wait for clinic?
Chondromalacia patella: Chondromalacia patella indicates softening of the cartlidge underneath your kneecap. Unless you have a major damage there before you can rectify this with quadricep muscle exercise stretching and find muscles will help the patella glide over the lower part of your femur which is where the top of your knee is. Increasing the tone in this muscle helps protect your knee in lots of settings. ...Read more
I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?
During long hike, going uphill was fine. On downhill, sharp knee pain under kneecap. Any ideas? Why only pain on downhill not uphill? Thank you.
Sudden knee pain; noticeable swelling; no injury; just below r kneecap follows around to the inside side of knee and goes behind knee. What can it be?
Pain followed by: Swelling means injury/tear. C ur doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
I dance over 10 hrs a wk &have knee pain on the outside of my kneecap for over a wk but I don't remember injuring it... Is it simple overuse or worse?
Sometimes: The pre-patellar bursa may get inflame, but it will get swollen. Other times the ligaments above or below your patella can get strained, as well as collateral ligaments in each side of knee. Rest and ice should help, if persists, go have evaluated. ...Read more
Common: Surgery on one knee can cause a change in leg length changing your gait or can simply alter gait by changing knee function. The 'good' knee often takes the brunt of these changes & starts to hurt. A good physician might be able to determine the exact dysfunction (ex. Short leg syndrome;nerve inflammation) & provide a heel lift, osteopathic manipulation, neuroprolotherapy or other recommendation ...Read more
Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral pain;the cartilage underneath your kneecap may be thinning or damaged and causes pain in the kneecap region, esp. W/stairclimbing, squats, lunges etc. Keeping the knee bent for a period of time can be uncomfortable. Isometric quad strengthening, hamstring stretching, nsaids and patellar stabilizing sleeve can be helpful. See ors if sx's persist. Gl! ...Read more
Knee pain for years on and off, on inner side of both knees, right next to kneecap? Causes? Only 16 years old.
3yo daughter complaining of r knee pain off and on for a month now. Suggestions of what could cause this? Kneecap source of pain. No known injury
Chronic knee pain, on lateral side and below kneecap, when bent, run, do steps. I can't move my knees unless I do slowly after. Can't walk right now.
Knee pain: Anterior (front of the knee) pain most commonly occurs in young active females. The symptoms you describe are typical. Luckily the condition can usually be treated non-surgically with physical therapy, bracing, rest, anti-inflammatories as needed. Recommend evaluation by orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have occasional anterior knee pain on inside of my patella. My knee also feels stiff and sometimes dull deep pain when immobile. (20 yr old runner)?
Patellofemoral pain: You most likely have a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. It is due to the patella is not tracking properly on the trochlea. This can be due to a variety of causes such as hip flexor muscle weakness, tight it band etc. A program of physical therapy can usually solve this. If pain persists, see your sports medicine ortho surgeon for further work up. An easy home exercise program is here http://nycsportsmed. Com/knee-foot-and-ankle. Html. ...Read more
I have knee swelling and knee pain it has been 2 years now. My kneecap dislocated and it keeps shifting. I now habe arthritis. Wjat can I do?
11 y.I. F with intermittent knee pain above & below kneecap. No known injury, redness, swelling or pain to touch. Athletic in softball & cheer.
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