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Knee trouble, buzzing/pulsing sensation esp. When lying down. Feeling of pressure within kneecap. Knee pain when leg straightened rigid. Mri clear.

Knee trouble, buzzing/pulsing sensation esp. When lying down. Feeling of  pressure within kneecap. Knee pain when leg straightened rigid. Mri clear.

Patellofemoral syn.: This sounds like patellofemoral syndrome. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist to confirm but this typically is treated with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile.  What could this be?

Patellofemoral Pain: Pain in the front of the knee around the kneecap, that often gets worse with using stairs, prolonged sitting, or activity such as walking long distances is called patellofemoral pain syndrome. It can often be addressed with physical therapy. I would recommend seeing a physician to make sure nothing else is going on, and help guide your treatment plan. ...Read more

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Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp My hip is very tense?

Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp
My hip is very tense?

Your joint: pains could be a sign of inflammatory joint disease. Please consult an internist or video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. If you have not had xrays of these joints, please request them from you primary doctor. When did you have your knee surgery? ...Read more

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Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

May be from back: Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee. Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well. ...Read more

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Which medical conditions cause severe leg/knee pain?

Which medical conditions cause severe leg/knee pain?

Different causes: The first challenge is to identify why your knee is painful. Common causes include arthritis, tears of the meniscal cartilage, chondromalacia of the patella, or loose bodies within the knee joint. See your doctor or get an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate and get help with treatment. ...Read more

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Why do the nerves on my knee pain me when stretching the leg after folding the leg for some time?

Why do the nerves on my knee pain me when stretching the leg after folding the leg for some time?

Neurovascular kink: The nerve and vascular bundle is compressed when the knee is bent, resulting in poor circulation to the nerve and leg tissue itself. The resultant rebound hyperemia causes the sensation of paraesthesia, after the knee is extended again ...Read more

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I've got continuous leg / knee pain. What should I do?

Need physical exam: With limited history like this, hard to tell what it could be from. I would recommend seeing a physical exam for new onset general overall leg pain and knee pain. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Hard to bend leg and When I do its like a sharp pulling pain?

Knee pain. Hard to bend leg and When I do its like a sharp pulling pain?

Knee pain: You should have your knee pain examined by an orthopedist or a knee specialist ...Read more

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I am having very bad knee pain. Some times the pain shoots up my leg & my knee will give out what should I do?

I am having very bad knee pain. Some times the pain shoots up my leg & my knee will give out what should I do?

Too young for that: you are too young for that you must injured your knee some time in the past and it pay back now unless you decided suddenly to have rheumatoid arthritis so you are too young to live with pain like this go and see your doctor or knee specialist or a arthritis specialist you will get proper evaluation either get assured or get the proper treatment do not ignore it please good luck ...Read more

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