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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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Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Instability: In the absence of a contusion or trauma in the area, it is possible that you have an instability of your knee and/or patella. You should visit your physician for an evaluation and potential physical therapy to correct any muscle imbalance. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Above my knee cap is swollen. What does that mean? And what should I do?

Above my knee cap is swollen. What does that mean? And what should I do?

C an orthopedic sur-: Eon. Could Be swelling in the pre patellar bursa, or fluid in the joint proper. The causes & treatments R very different. ...Read more

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Forgot to unclip out of my pedals on my bike at a stop. Fell over and my bike landed on the point of myknee. My knee cap is swollen and hurts when b?

Forgot to unclip out of my pedals on my bike at a stop. Fell over and my bike landed on the point of myknee. My knee cap is swollen and hurts when b?

Contusion: Probably a knee cap contusion. Ice it, take anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic, and rest. Of not better in a few days, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

Find the reason: Most of the time it is bursitis in front of the knee cap.
Warm moist heat rebated as often as possible, try not to bend the knee for a week (brace) use antibiotics and medications for inflammations. ...Read more

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Why is my knee cap and around my knee warm, red and swollen?

Why is my knee cap and around my knee warm, red and swollen?

Possible infection: Concerning for infection: possibly of the prepatellar bursa. Hallmarks for infection are: hot, red, swollen, painful. If it isn't getting better would go in to be seen. ...Read more

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I dance and I felt a pop under my knee cap. It also hurts on the inside of my knee. Pressure, overuse, and bending hurts it. Not swollen.?

I dance and I felt a pop under my knee cap. It also hurts on the inside of my knee. Pressure, overuse, and bending hurts it. Not swollen.?

KNEE PAIN: knee pain and popping you need an exam baseline labs and knee X-ray. It may be chondromalacia patellae. (Runners knee) If duration of knee pain is over 3 months a knee MRI would be indicated to define the anatomy and evaluate for structural damage. Also consult a PMR doctor for potential injections of platelets or glucose. Lastly an ortho consult in case surgery is needed ...Read more

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I fell on my knee quite hard at football yesterday and is quite painful on the knee cap and above it. It's a little swollen any idea what it could be?

I fell on my knee quite hard at football yesterday and is quite painful on the knee cap and above it. It's a little swollen any idea what it could be?

If U landed directly: On the knee cap it could B an injury 2 the pre-patellar bursa. If there is an abrasion over the area, there's a risk of it becoming infected. Best 2 C an orthopedic surgeon 4 hands on eval & imaging 2 rule out fracture. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen on the out side of my knee cap, it hurts when I walk and bend it?

My knee is swollen on the out side of my knee cap, it hurts when I walk and bend it?

Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information like if there is history of any trauma, how long it has been swollen, what your occupation is etc
And swelling of knee needs to be examined and may need imaging like Xray and MRI if indicated find out what is causing the swelling and pain
Swelling can be caused by trauma, inflammatin like Arthritis, fluid in the knee, infection, gout or psedogout ...Read more

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I have a swollen vein on the front of my knee cap, it does swell from time to time and can be painful, should I be concerned?

I have a swollen vein on the front of my knee cap, it does swell from time to time and can be painful, should I be concerned?

No: The vein involved is not part of the deep system, and as such there would not be a concern about it causing a pulmonary embolus. But if has been a persistent issue, I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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After a fall have swollen red knee cap is also stiff hard to walk on painfull & warm, to the touch. It's painfull to elevate?

After a fall have swollen red knee cap is also stiff hard to walk on painfull & warm, to the touch. It's painfull to elevate?

See a doctor: If there was a break in the skin from the fall, bacteria can get into the skin (or even into the knee) and cause a serious infection that needs to be treated. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I fell, hard, on my knee cap 3 days ago. Its still very swollen, painful, limited mobility, and almost feels a bit numb when sitting or standing?

I fell, hard, on my knee cap 3 days ago. Its still very swollen, painful, limited mobility, and almost feels a bit numb when sitting or standing?

Broken?: Probably time to get and xray. If three days have gone by and you are having difficulty moving it and selling, this is likely more than a bruise. Possible it could be a traumatic bursitis. ...Read more

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Why does my right knee hurt when I squat? I feel that the pain came from the back of the knee cap & nothing is swollen. What's wrong with my knee?

Chondromalacia?: Knee pain in the front of your knee is usually related to your kneecap. It is usually related to sitting or going up and down stairs. Many times this can be treated with a brace and possibly physical therapy. ...Read more