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Kneecap Blister Symptoms
Is it possible to walk with a factured kneecap? What are the signs/symptoms? I don't have health insurance and can't afford a trip to the er.
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and patella to your shin bone (tibia). If its partially torn you have weakness with knee extension, difficulty with stair climbing and anterior knee pain. ...Read more
Have small rash on kneecap that looks like petechia. Feel well, look normal. In absence other symptoms, how likely is this cirrhosis? Worried. Thanks.
Blood test: In absence of any medications or other symptoms, it could be something very minor to something that may be associated with infection, inflammation, low platelet count or a nutritional deficiency of either vitamin C or K. Without seeing or examining the rash its hard to tell. Best bet is to get it seen and consider a blood test to rule out potential causes. ...Read more
Day after run lateral knee pops when i bend. Location is between pointy bone and kneecap. No pain during runs and do not have normal it band symptoms.
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. One of the more common disorders that you already mentioned is itb syndrome, but as you mentioned that may have been ruled out. One example of nother potential cause is plica syndrome, which is an abnormal fibrous band in the knee that can cause pain and popping as you describe. Usually a very meticulous exam can determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more
I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?
Be seen: At 26, your growth is certainly complete and so your pain is likely coming from something else. A detailed exam and X-ray will likely determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms ?
I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help
Yes: Yes, you can definitely have some degree of instability in your knee/tibia, particularly if you have an "acl deficient" knee. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more