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Knee Trauma In Children
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Trauma from a fight at age 13 & knee got torn up & now the right one is in severe pain by walking or sitting?
See details: Then have the knee examined and an x ray done as the first steps. ...Read more
Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee
Recently been waking up with pain behind my knee. No trauma or injury that I know of. Goes away after walking. Ideas?
Knee pain: Pain behind the knee is typically a baker's cyst. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in the top of my knee when I bend my knee at all and a fair amount of swelling and redness and warm no trauma associated?
Can't bend my right knee. Do golf (rh) once a week but no problems day after. No trauma to it. Rested for 2 days but still the same problem. Any help?
See an orthopedist: Get examined, establish a diagnosis and they will determine the best approach to therapy. Cannot diagnose this over internet. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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