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What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

Find the reason: Most of the time it is bursitis in front of the knee cap. Warm moist heat rebated as often as possible, try not to bend the knee for a week (brace) use antibiotics and medications for inflammations. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Localized top outer knee pain on R knee cap. Fell on it abt 3 yr ago. Pain when straightnd & while bending. Painful while bearing weight on it.

Localized top outer knee pain on R knee cap. Fell on it abt 3 yr ago. Pain when straightnd & while bending. Painful while bearing weight on it.

Get evaluated: Patello-femoral knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Knee pain is very common and some rest, NSAIDS, and therapy are usually helpful. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. Your fall a few years ago may have caused a bone contusion or cartilage injury. ...Read more

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I've got a swollen and painful knee. I've not injured it. The pain is under my knee cap and when walking it feels like it try 2 give way on me.

I've got a swollen and painful knee. I've not injured it. The pain is under my knee cap and when walking it feels like it try 2 give way on me.

Internal derangement: something in the knee is wrong, resulting in the pain and the fluid. It doesn't always happen after a recognized trauma. Since the meniscus pads and the cartilage have no nerves, sometimes people don't feel it when they tear something. You should see an orthopedic specialist to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen, very warm, painful knee for 4 days. The pain was on surface/knee cap but felt no pain walking. can ps arthritis be like this?

I've had a swollen, very warm, painful knee for 4 days. The pain was on surface/knee cap but felt no pain walking. can ps arthritis be like this?

See doc: One clinical condition that will have to be ruled in or ruled out first is septic arthritis or infection inside the knee joint. The only way to accomplish that will be to have a knee tap. Time matters if this a potential infection since the infection can destroy your knee joint. The second benefit of a knee tap will be that most likely that wil secure a diagnosis based on the fluid analysis. ...Read more

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He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

Knee sprain/strain: You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability.An MRI should reveal what structures are injured.I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made..Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain.You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee,  no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have knee pain on top of my knee cap specially when going up and down steps. I have a lot of grinding in my knee. ?

I have knee pain on top of my knee cap specially when going up and down steps. I have a lot of grinding in my knee. ?

PatellaChondromalaci: PT is good only if it is emphasizing short arc quadriceps exercises. Build the part of the thigh muscle that controls the knee cap-the VMO. The glocosamine-chondroitin and wait a moth before seeing an ortho for an ejection. Surgery is good esp. if knock-kneed. ...Read more

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I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

This needs 2 B eval-: -by an orthopedic surgeon. It can B from mall alignment of your extensor mechanism 2 an arthritic problem. A hands on exan & imaging need B done. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more