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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.
Kneecap Fracture: Generally it's very hard to walk with a kneecap fracture, although it's possible to have a small chip and still walk. ...Read more
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? Please help
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 more
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.
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
After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee
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
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a newly formed freckle on my leg and it started out as a blister and I popped it thinking it was from the sun and now I'm concerned...
Blistering rash: Blisters with redness and itch can signify a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy or oak or sumac if indeed you have had exposure to weeds or vines outdoors. I would suggest white vinegar soaks and apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/day. If the condition worsens, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Possible infection: Without a photograph it is impossible to say exactly what it is. It may be an infection however, and that is why he should be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
1. Infection (impetigo)
3. Bites from spiders or bed bugs (doubt bed bugs since no one else has them)
4. Poison ivy - unlikely in the colder areas of the us because poison ivy is seasonal
5. Rare causes of blisters such as an allergy to a medicine you are on. ...Read more
I burnt my bare leg with a curling iron, 4 days later, blister popped and it's green in colour, what should I do?
Evaluation: Keep the area moist. You can use Vaseline or any other cream for burn victims. I strongly recommend evaluation by your primary physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My leg has a fungus on it and what the dr gave me doesn't touch it. It's hot prickly blisters that itch like mad sometimes. What can I put on it?
Keep using the cream: Keep using the cream, probably twice a day. I imagine that it is just itching madly as there is a war going on in you skin and that fungus doesn't want to leave. Get pramasone at any local pharmacy and store it in the refrigerator. Use it 5-6 times a day in between your anti fungal cream to get the itch temporarily under control. If this isn't improving in 2-4 weeks, get rechecked. ...Read more
My son has a hard blistering bump on his leg. I'm sure it's a bug bite. I'm worried about brown recluse spiders. Should I take him to a dr or wait?
My son has tiny little bumps on his leg. Some in a row, others scattered. They almost look like they could be blisters? They've been there for awhile.
I had a blister on my leg and it has now gone down and developed a red ring around it. What could it be? Should I be concerned? Is it from an insect?
Can't tell: From your description, such skin condition needs to be examined, so kindly see your doctor to start with, or even have a virtual consult on HealthTap, best wishes ...Read more
Possibly infectious: If the area is painful and/or there was pain in the area before the blisters appeared it could be shingles. They usually are pretty localized and the blisters will crust over. If it is recognized early there are medicines to take but even without treatment will usually resolve on its own but may leave residual pain at site. Your primary is the best place to go to be evaluated. ...Read more
Hard to say:
Without seeing the lesion it is hard to say. In general lesions in this area may be a cyst /boil.
See your doctor for proper examination and treatment. ...Read more
MOST SELF LIMITING:
Most water filled blisters are self limiting and clear without treatment in few days. But if you have immunity problem or diabetes you need to bandage it so it does not get infected
only exceptions are puss filled blisters and contact allergic dermatitis like poison ivy which needs to be treated by your doctor. ...Read more
I have couple of blisters on both of my leg and its itchy started from a red bumb. I don't know where I got it from and how to cure it.
Blisters: A blister can be a symptom of a variety of disorders, diseases or conditions including infection, inflammation, trauma, allergic reaction, and other abnormal processes. Some causes may be relatively mild, such as blisters on the feet from ill-fitting shoes or blisters on the hands from working with garden tools. ...Read more