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I have a burning feeling on my knee just from pushing a chair with my knee or sliding my knee on my bed. I'm 19, play soccer and lift weights.
See Dr.: You may have sprained a ligament or tendon in your knee, or have some inflammatory reaction going on. You seem to be very active with sports and weight lifting, so I would see a dr. For a clinical exam and get a diagnosis you so you can be treated effectively. Good luck. ...Read more
I experienced a fall last 4 years that caused injured knee. It seems to be dislocated. Still experience sliding knee during sports. What should I do?
I was play baseball and was sliding home when my leg went from flat to bent really fast and now I get bad pain in the back of my knee when bent to far?
What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should I wear on both knees?
Patellofemoral pain: The best brace is no brace. Making sure that your hip abductors and vastus medialis are strong. Also, making sure that your patellar mobilization is good by stretching the lateral retinaculum is paramount. In the short term consider mcconnell or kinesio-taping. Bracing will serve no great purpose if you haven't done the above first. ...Read more
I was put in a knee immobilizer for a month due to a dislocated patella. The brace keeps sliding down and does not support my knee can I ask for cast?
Looking for free or sliding scale doctors know where any are? I have panic attacks and I have pains in my chest, knees, back and other places as well as hard ball like things under the skin in my arms. I go to the emergency room but all they do is give me
(Un)fortunately, : (un)fortunately, you're not alone. Many americans are struggling in this economy. Dr. Fowler has listed a number of options in georgia. For others who are in a similar situation but don't live in georgia, many low cost, if not free, options are available to you with a bit of online searching. We're either volunteers or supported by grants, both government & non-government. Pharmaceutical companies have stepped up to the plate if you can jump through their paper hoops. Or check out all the $4 monthly options for generic medications. Good luck! ...Read more
Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.) , degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more
It is important to define weather the knee problem is acute or chronic, and weather there is any history of trauma or overuse to the knee and what symptoms are you getting
the knee is a strong joint that can allow for big range of motions so different parts of the joint can be affected starting from bones, cartilage, ligaments or bursa (cushions around the joint.
Pain also is important finding ...Read more
Knees always hurt: It is not normal to have constant pain in your knees. There are several possibilities as to the cause. Discuss with your parents about seeing a doctor for a check up as to why you are having the pain. ...Read more
Many causes: A runner's knee is essentially pain in the knee but it can involve different structures like the problems with the bones (patella), tendons around the knee (IT band) or problems inside the joint itself. Depending on the severity of the pain, the presence or swelling, the treatment would be different. ...Read more
The knee is a complex joint with many potential pain generators (meniscus, ligaments, cartilage, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed.
A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator(s) and advise you on a treatment plan. ...Read more
Usually nothing: However, it depends on severity. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis due to overload of one side of the joint. It may be treated in these cases with an osteotomy I realign the bones in a more favorable position. Often this is done gradually with external fixation to avoid nerve injury. ...Read more
Unfortunately not: Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowlegged knees (aka varus knees) overloads the lateral side (outside) and the medial side (inside), respectively. This overload can cause early wear of the cartilage as well as causing dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (kneecap). ...Read more