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Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?

Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?

Get examined: It would help to know how you hurt your knee (direct fall on it...Awkward landing after a jump w/ a 'pop', etc.). The mechanism of injury can often lead to a certain diagnosis. A good examination of your non- injured knee, then a thorough exam of the injured knee by an experienced ors should give you your diagnosis. If needed, an MRI may be helpful to confirm... Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma (med col strain/sprain)?

What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma (med col strain/sprain)?

Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI I would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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Poping sound from knee after trauma?

Poping sound from knee after trauma?

X-ray maybe: I suggest visiting your healthcare professional to make sure you did not break a bone from the trauma. ...Read more

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Pain when bending my knee towards the top anterior somewhat under my vmo no trauma associated?

Pain when bending my knee towards the top anterior somewhat under my vmo no trauma associated?

Patellofemoral pain: Managing patellofemoral pain syndrome is a challenge, in part because of lack of consensus regarding its cause and treatment. Contributing factors include overuse and overload of the patellofemoral joint, biomechanical problems and muscular dysfunction. The initial treatment plan should include quadriceps strengthening and temporary activity modification. Check shoes for unusual wear. ...Read more

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Rt knee pain x 1 week. No trauma. Front lower left part of knee. Feels like its folding in. Anything I can do get relief? What could it be?

Rt knee pain x 1 week. No trauma. Front lower left part of knee. Feels like its folding in. Anything I can do get relief? What could it be?

See orthopedist: Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more

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I'm 6'8", could this be why I can't bend my knee for long without uncomfortable pain or would it be trauma caused? I don't have any visible trauma.

I'm 6'8", could this be why I can't bend my knee for long without uncomfortable pain or would it be trauma caused? I don't have any visible trauma.

Pain is never normal: Pain is our bodies way of telling us something is wrong. Just because you are tall doesn't mean you should have pain. If this is a concern for you, an evaluation would be helpful. ...Read more

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Cant bend my knee at all from trauma. What is the best rehab to overcome this?

Cant bend my knee at all from trauma. What is the best rehab to overcome this?

Try to bend: The best way is to gradually increase bending by your self or by the help of therapist. You can have local heating pad application for about 10 minutes before your bending. Initially, you might have some pain. Not make you too painful. ...Read more

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What can a blunt force trauma to a knee with osteoarthritis do?

May break it: Osteoporosis weakens bone so any trauma will break this or weaken the area further and cause further damage. ...Read more

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Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee

Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee

Knee pain: HI, definitely need to see your dr, this could be an anatomical issue with meniscal damage; or joint abnormality due to poor tracking of your patella. Most commonly suddent knee pain with no history of trauma is related to infection of knee or gout. ...Read more

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I am a 50 year old male. For no apparent reason (no recent trauma, etc.), my right knee hurts when I bend it. What could be wrong?

I am a 50 year old male. For no apparent reason (no recent trauma, etc.), my right knee hurts when I bend it. What could be wrong?

Need an evaluation: You evaluation will define if you have a cartilge problem, a tendon problem, a bursitis problem or an arthritis problem. Each of these could explain your problem. Do you have knee swelling? This could be a clue. You evaluation will help clarify these possibilities. ...Read more

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All of a sudden last night I started experiencing knee pain. I have had no trauma and did not fall. I have used a heating pad but it is stillput weight?

All of a sudden last night I started experiencing knee pain. I have had no trauma and did not fall. I have used a heating pad but it is stillput weight?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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Weird hard lump on upper shin. Under knee. Painful to bend knee. Painful to straighten leg. Sudden appearance. No trauma to leg at all. Help?

Could be several: Things and all of them need xrays and proper physician examination and diagnosis. Scar tissue from previous trauma, lipoma, bone spur, and bone sarcomas/ tumors are all possibilities. Please get yourself to a physician to help diagnose and treat asap. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more