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Dr. Charles Ruotolo
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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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Dr. Luis Taylor
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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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Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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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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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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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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Dr. John Kendrick
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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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Dr. Robert Kent
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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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