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Pain Above Knee Cap After Running
Quad tendinitis: The quadriceps muscle inserts via a thick tendon onto the top of the kneecap (patella). Quadriceps tendinitis (painful inflammation or intrinsic injury) can occur in the tendon with trauma or an overuse injury. Nonoperative management usually works: rest, ice, NSAIDs, stretching (heel toward buttocks), and potentially formal physical therapy can all help. ...Read more
Why does my knee hurt under knee cap during and after running or standing/walking for a long time and i'd have to pop it all the time bc it locks?
PTF: Or patella-femoral syndrome is what it sounds like. Hard to say for sure without a phys exam, but could be. It has to do with tracking of the knee cap through the femoral grooves (at the top of the knee). This can be fixed with a brace, but more importantly quad strengthening to correct the "over-pull" of one quad side verse the other. Try the exercises attached while waiting to get pt prescriptio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?
Be seen: There are so many possibilities that it is really hard to say without more history and the benefit of an exam. An avid runner is at risk for a stress fracture. Symptomatic chondromalacia at the patellofemoral joint, a meniscal tear, an inflammatory condition of the knee like chondrocalcinosis are all considerations. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be?
Patellar tendinitis: You appear to be describing a classic case of patellar tendinitis. A common overuse type injury tht is almost always amenable to nonoperative treatment. Static quadriceps stretching usually helps resolve this complaint. Nsaids such as motrin, naproxen, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. If no improvement after several weeks arrange for an evaluation by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice/elevate/compress: Besides simply resting your leg, you should apply ice, over a compression wrap (elastic wrap), and elevate your knee (on the couch). You can also consider an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Seek medical evaluation if the swelling and pain do not subside in several days. ...Read more
I've been trying to start running again but everytime I do I get a pain in my upper knee cap. What is this and how can I prevent it?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Sharp pain on side of knee cap/around knee cap. Running/biking daily before but haven't exercised for 4 days and pain still here. Worse w/standing/bending?
Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms are characteristic of ' chondromalacia of the patella' or kneecap pain. Pain can occur from actual softening of the kneecap cartilage, tendinitis, instability of the kneecap or malalignment of your lower extremity (or a combination of the above). Rest, nsaids and isometric quad strengthening w/ hamstring stretching would be recommended initially. See your ors if symptoms continue. Gl! ...Read more
Why is it that when I am running, my knee cap feels like its jiggling and loose? I run about 16-20 mi/wk, never felt this?
Tracking problem: The kneecap is designed to glide in a groove in the thigh bone (femur). The movement is controlled by the thigh and hip muscles. Weakness in these muscles can result in the kneecap bouncing around in the groove. This can ultimately lead to pain. Other possible contributing factors to a sensation of the kneecap "bouncing" around are bowlegs, knock-knees, foot pronation, and other malalignments. ...Read more
Sharp pain on knee cap and below when went running, woke up and now swelling in front and behind knee and can't fully bend it, what is it?
Right knee has sudden pain sometimes when changing directions while running. It's somewhere behind the knee cap. What's happening?
Could be: Ligament, meniscus, or biomechanical problem. See your orthopedic specialist for a physical exam and recommendations. ...Read more
Vein running over knee cap swells, painful and then bursts. This happens a couple times a year. Leaves large hematoma. What's wrong?
I began running after having rested for 6 weeks because of a back fracture. I felt a pain under my knee cap. What could it be?
I have an on and off dull ache around my knee cap even after resting from running for 2 weeks. I have strengthened the vmo muscle aswell. What to do?
Chondromylacia: Your knee cap pain sounds like chondromylacia, an inflamation to the under surface of the knee cap. This could be related to gait vs. Vmo. If you supinate and then pronate excessively, this could be creating an irriation fo the patella. Have your gait analyized to determine if this is the issue. Supportive motion control running shoes, and insole, or an orthotic may be necessary if this is the iss. ...Read more
I fell on my knee running. Got up walked home. Woke up swollen. Swelling went down. Take motrin for pain. Hurts after a wk. 1 in below knee cap inner?
Did I knee'd that?: It sounds as though you may have torn something. Continued activity could be making thins worse. To remove all doubt, consult with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have a bruised feeling on my right knee cap. There is no bruise and I have not been active as of late so it's not from running. What can be causing?
On my right knee at the bottom of knee cap running along the outside of my knee are a series of bruises, ranging in size from pea to dime what happend?
Purpura: Assuming you didn't have an injury that would have caused this unusual pattern of bruising, you may have a condition known as Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP), an inflammation of the blood vessels. We don't know what triggers HSP and don't have a specific treatment for it. It usually goes away on its own without ill effects, but, to be safe, you should see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain in front of knee, top of tibia to bottom of knee cap and towards inner side of knee. Hurt it running. Cant put much weigh on it. Full range motion?
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