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When i squat, the top of my knee cap burns. Also, when i lightly touch my knee cap it feels numb. There's no discoloration?

When i squat, the top of my knee cap burns. Also, when i lightly touch my knee cap it feels numb. There's no discoloration?

Patellar symptoms: It sounds like you have symptoms at your patella (knee cap). Many young patients have what's called chondromalacia, which refers to worn cartilage behind the patella - this can usually be treated with simple physical therapy. It's also possible to have bursitis (swelling/inflammation) right over the patella, and patellar tendonitis is also possible. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hit my knee, now my foot burns, what's wrong?

Hit my knee, now my foot burns, what's wrong?

Possibly: Hit a nerve thatinnervates the foot when bumping he knee. Try putting ice on the outside portion of the knee ...Read more

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Have sharp pain in my knee and hip and my knee throbs. My knee gives out on my somethimes to?

Have sharp pain in my knee and hip and my knee throbs. My knee gives out on my somethimes to?

Have it evaluated: There are several possible causes for knee. If the knee truly buckles, it could be a tear. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My knees burn when kneeling on them?

My knees burn when kneeling on them?

Patellar pressure: I agree with dr hadied, but since you feel this when you kneel this suggests pre-patellar bursitis. This is the bursa on top of the kneecap. Sometimes this bursa can swell and even get infected. Burning is a little unusal symptom, usually it is pain. Burning could be due to an effect on the nerves around the knee. Do both knes burn, or just one side. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when i stand but can walk on it?

I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when i stand but can walk on it?

Acute trauma: To the knee with common symptoms: focal tenderness, effusion, inability to bear weight. Most soft tissue injuries, including internal derangements of the knee, although potentially disabling, do not usually need emergency treatment. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation, imaging (ct/mri) and treatment. ...Read more

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Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?

Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?

Probably a sprain: Most ankle injuries are muscle strains or ligament sprains and respond we to rest, ice and anti inflammatory medications. If you still have pain after 10 days I would recommend having it evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Whenever I run my knee starts to hurt. It's my right leg and it hurts kind of under my knee cap a little on the LEFT side of my knee on my RIGHT knee.

Whenever I run my knee starts to hurt. It's my right leg and it hurts kind of under my knee cap a little on the LEFT side of my knee on my RIGHT knee.

Orthopedic surgeon: This may be due to muscle, tendon or cartilage problem. If you want to continue a running program, see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and advice so you won't cause any permanent damage. ...Read more

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Knee pain my knee locks up it hurts on inner and back area yesterday a coworker n i heard it pop i've torn my meniscus in this knee advice?

Knee pain my knee locks up it hurts on inner and back area yesterday a coworker n i heard it pop i've torn my meniscus in this knee advice?

Good chance: A torn meniscus classically will lock up the knee from time to time with an occasional popping. It is best to get evaluated if this is happening since it rarely gets better on ts own and can speed up damage to the cartilage of the knee and lead to early arthritis. An MRI will confirm the clinical diagnosis and surgery is often indicated. ...Read more

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It hurts all around my ankle & when I step on it there's a sharp pain in my tibia, ankle, and foot. If I bend my foot it hurts bad. My ankle gives out?

It hurts all around my ankle & when I step on it there's a sharp pain in my tibia, ankle, and foot. If I bend my foot it hurts bad. My ankle gives out?

What did you do: Tap on the tibia and see if vibration causes pain. If yes, need x-ray. If no, sit on chair wit bad ankle across other knee(figure 4). Gently draw the alphabet with bad foot. Focus on letters that hurt. Two times a day for three days, if no better, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my right knee, when i straighten my leg it feels as my knee "locks up" and has a loud painful pop behind my kneecap.

I'm having pain in my right knee, when i straighten my leg it feels as my knee "locks up" and has a loud painful pop behind my kneecap.

Knee: As age continues there is problem of knee cap gliding smoothly along groove in tibia. Normal is smooth as glass gliding over ice. Time creates changes undersurface knee cap as well as muscular imbalance. Generally hamstrings tight which can also affect low back. Called patello-femoral syndrome. Some injures over years lead to this. A good physician or physical therapist can make definitive diag. ...Read more

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Knee cracked hard now I have stinging below the knee cap and leg cramps?

Knee cracked hard now I have stinging below the knee cap and leg cramps?

Many thoughts: You may have had the patella slip sideways or may have had a piece of cartilage get caught between the upper and lower leg bones. If there is no swelling, heat or redness, one may wish to ice the knee, take some Ibuprofen type medications for pain and rest the joint as much as possible for a few days. If this doesn't work, get seen by pcp or ortho doc. ...Read more

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Ankle pain when I rotate/walk on my foot. Inside of ankle painful to touch.?

Ankle pain when I rotate/walk on my foot.  Inside of ankle painful to touch.?

Ankle pain: Medial ankle pain can be caused by numerous conditions. 1. Small fracture ( stress) medial mallelous 2. Tarsal tunnel syndrome 3. Tendon tear in tarsal canal just to list a few..... I would recommend you see a doctor and get an exam with x-ray and possible mri. ...Read more

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I have significant pain in my right knee, calf, and thigh above my knee. I cannot put weight on my foot without pain?

I have significant pain in my right knee, calf, and thigh above my knee. I cannot put weight on my foot without pain?

Image: You should get it imaged to see what is going on. Of course best first thing to do is have a good physician exam. ...Read more

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My eye hurts, burns and is red?

My eye hurts, burns and is red?

Red eye: An eye that is red and is painful needs to be evaluated. You do mention itching, so possibly it is due to an allergy, but best to see your doctor. ...Read more