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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.
See details: First, have the knee reevaluated to determine the severity of the damage. Is it basically a post-traumatic osteoarthritis or are there tears present. Determine the cause and then you will know if there are options other than just trying to bend your knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
22, previous trauma to right knee (about 4 years ago) never had it looked at, burning sensation when still for too long also happens in both knees?
Patella femoral syn: Possible patella femoral syndrome . See your doctor for knee xrays and examination. ...Read more
I recently developed a swollen, painful, stiff left knee, but have no history of trauma to the joint. Any ideas for the cause?
How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?
Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck! ...Read more
How much trauma would be needed to the knee to cause a blood clot in the upper calf? 43 year old male with no personal or family history of clots
Lt. Knee pain agg. In full extension and also slight pain while walking.No click sound no swelling no trauma. What's the m/c causes? No specific hx.
Hi. I feel a light pain in the lower part of my left knee when i run. Never had trauma. My left foot is overpronating, could it affect that?
Arch supports: Over pronating can cause patella (knee cap) dysfunction, which can hurt. Over pronation can worsen while running due to fatigue, causing excessive rotation of the tibia (shinbone). This issue should be easy to control with arch supports. Try over the counter supports, find a professional if they are not enough. ...Read more
Spontaneous lisfranc sprain/tear level 3. Non w.b 3 wks/boot to date+appt w ortho in few days. Pos result of previous knee injury? No recent trauma.
A Lisfranc injury=..: ...a severe injury, seen in MVA'S & contact sports. It does not happen spontaneously. Must B an old injury, thats has left the midfoot unstable. C a fellowship trained food & ankle orthopedic surgeon. Have it evaluated & follow his/her POC ( plan of care). ...Read more
I am 28 yrs old mother of boy 2 yrs n girl 10 mts. Since 2weeks i'm having a rt knee jt swelling which appeared gradually without any sort of trauma?
41 y/o female. New enlarging bony lump on the front of my right shin bone just below my knee. Painless. No trauma. Immobile. First noticed few mos ago?
Medical evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities being the most simple a reaction after injury but other serious problems such as bone tumors are possible. In most cases a simple x-ray is sufficient. ...Read more
There's a dent on the outside of right thigh about 2-3" up from knee cap. No recent trauma, surgery or anything. Est size 1-2 sq". No pain/discolour. ?
I have knee, calf and foot pain with no trauma or injury to my leg. Onset was sudde My leg feels heavy as if I were wearing ankle weights.
Immediate Care....: You might be a great candidate for the formation of a clot in your leg. No injury is needed and the symptoms can vary. Whenever the calf is involved, your safest bet is to have it checked out asap. A failure to identify and treat this possibility could be disastrous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having pain in my right hip and the pain goes down my right leg to my ankle. My knee hurts more when i bend it. There has been no trauma.
Right knee pain/dull aching when seated, or when bending of the right knee in any way. Usually fine when lying down or walking though? On rare occasions I may hear a click but nothing often at all, not visibly swollen, no known trauma...
Knee pain.: I would discuss and show to your Dr. ...Read more
Can trauma to partial knee replacement loosen prosthesis have pain around it and down leg into foot foot feels weird?
Yes: A significant fall or even a car accident, this can dislodge or loosen a previously well fixed partial or total knee replacement. The numbness might be due to a contusion of one of the nerves around the knee. I would suggest seeing your surgeon for an exam and possible x-ray. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger is mimicking knee symptoms what would make it do this: joint stiffness, pain, felling like it needs to be cracked, hurts to bend, no trauma I know of I have softball all week help!!!
Warm up- cool down: stretching ( passive) , multivits and cross training. Obtain a PT evaluation. ...Read more
I had a bone scan on knee replacement feb, 2012. My gp said report said could be infection, loosening or trauma. Please help me understand.
Needs correlation: A bone scan looks at the metabolism around the replacement. If there is lots of uptake, that means there is lots of bone turn over. Unfortunately several different things can cause increased turn over..Like infection, a loose prosthesis or even recent trauma and fracture. This must be assessed along with symptoms and possibly blood work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such as running basketball and other pseudotraumatic sports i would work a lot on strengthening and plyometrics to help prevent further problems. ...Read more
Fell on my knees,wrists&nose a year ago.Was referred to an orthopedist for treatment of my left wrist&both knees b/c still feel pain&tension after PT.Which orthopedist can treat both my knees&wrist?Can a trauma orthopedist treat both?Sports med orth?
Depends on orthopedi: Often they specialize into hands or knee. It is hard to be clearer but they both should be able to advise on either. I would tend to talk to the knee specialist first and see if they advise that you might see a hand specialist ...Read more
Cause of chronic BL foot pain/heat (heel/arch/ball) in girl ~7 yrs old? X rays normal, no acute trauma, swelling, or other sx. No BL knee jerk reflex.
Undiagnosed: X-rays only show the bones. So the bones are fine. MRI shows muscle, tendons, ligaments. Perhaps an MRI would rule out a neuroma, lipoma, or other cause of pain. It is a little unusual to have bilateral foot problems in a 7 year old. Check with a specialist- podiatry, orthopedics, pediatrician to find and treat the cause of the problem. Certain hospitals focus on pediatrics. CHOP and Hershey Med. ...Read more