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When bending the knee , I have a litte pain at the back of the knee cap, what is that?

When bending the knee , I have a litte pain at the back of the knee cap, what is that?

Possibly arthritis: Knee cap pain conditions are common: either patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella. Both manifest with pain deep or behind the knee cap worse with stairs, inclines/declines, kneeling/squatting, sitting for long periods of time. Anytime the knee is bent deeply, the kneecap engages in its groove on the end of the thigh bone which can cause the irritation/pain. ...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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What can be the cause of (constant) pain r knee that increases with bending it &alternates in left side sometimes up , down, back , around knee cap?

What can be the cause of (constant) pain r knee that increases with bending it &alternates in left side sometimes up , down, back , around knee cap?

Knee pain: Could be chodromalacia, inflammation of your knee joint, an overuse type injury, etc. See a dr. And get evaluated and then the treatment would be forthcoming. Good luck, get well soon. ...Read more

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I dance and I felt a pop under my knee cap. It also hurts on the inside of my knee. Pressure, overuse, and bending hurts it. Not swollen. ?

I dance and I felt a pop under my knee cap. It also hurts on the inside of my knee. Pressure, overuse, and bending hurts it. Not swollen. ?

KNEE PAIN: knee pain and popping you need an exam baseline labs and knee X-ray . It may be chondromalacia patellae.(Runners knee) If duration of knee pain is over 3 months a knee MRI would be indicated to define the anatomy and evaluate for structural damage. Also consult a PMR doctor for potential injections of platelets or glucose . Lastly an ortho consult in case surgery is needed ...Read more

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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

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Diagnosed with patella femoral syndrome 6 months ago. Experiencing tightness right about knee cap when fully bending knee. I've been told to stretch.

Diagnosed with patella femoral syndrome 6 months ago. Experiencing tightness right about knee cap when fully bending knee. I've been told to stretch.

Possible fluid : Pf pain is classically felt when straighten out the knee from a bent position(coming out of a car or a chair or going downstairs, times when the joint experiences the most pressure. Tightness with bending the knee can occur but it also can be a sign of fluid in the knee and does not respond to stretching (infrapatella tendonitis is felt when bending knee and resolves with stretching). ...Read more

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Stabbing pain to the bottom left of my knee cap. It's most intense when bending it or going up stairs. Helps when there's pressure on it. Any thoughts?

Stabbing pain to the bottom left of my knee cap. It's most intense when bending it or going up stairs. Helps when there's pressure on it. Any thoughts?

Knee Pain: Pain in front of the knee is very common and is called Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome. Many times this can be treated conservatively with therapy, NSAIDS, and a cortisone injection. See an Orthopaedic surgeon for X-rays and an examination to make sure this is the correct diagnosis. Take care. Hope this helps. Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more

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I have a burning/stinging sensation around knee cap when kneeling. Doesn't effect my walking or bending, or hurt when I do so. Had c sect 4 weeks ago.

I have a burning/stinging sensation around knee cap when kneeling. Doesn't effect my walking or bending, or hurt when I do so. Had c sect 4 weeks ago.

Sounds like patellar: Tendonitis most likely. Could be arthritis, quad sprain/tendonitis, bursitis as these are common around the knee cap. See an orthopod to be evaluated/treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I start bending my knee after my stitches have been taken out? it still bleeds very little.... 6 stitches near patella region

Can I start bending my knee after my stitches have been taken out? it still bleeds very little.... 6 stitches near patella region

Flexing the knee --: -put a lot of stretch across the area where Ur sutures were. This can cause the scar 2 spread & get wider. Gentle motion is OK but I would get some tape and squeeze the scar together & tape over it, this will help take the stress 2 the skin & transfer it 2 the tape. ...Read more

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Patella pop when bending my knee after ACL reconstruction. Worried?

Patella pop when bending my knee after ACL reconstruction. Worried?

Generally not.: The "pop" may be related to you breaking up some scar tissue, or it could be altered tracking of the kneecap, which should improve with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Hi I had patella tendon repair 8 weeks ago and I'm now bending my knee to 60-70 degrees, but my knee is warm to touch. Is this normal?

To some degree: Some degree of inflammation and subsequent increased warmth is normal after a patellar tendon repair, but if it starts feeling red, hot, or associated with a lot of swelling or discharge it could be s sign of infection and you would need to make sure your surgeon is aware. ...Read more

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Is it possible for patella femoral syndrome to be caused by jumping on your feet without bending your knees?

Is it possible for patella femoral syndrome to be caused by jumping on your feet without bending your knees?

Yes: The pressure of jumping without bending your knees will force the locking of the patella against the tibia bone. This will cause a shock effect to the tibia, patella and the femur leading to your pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 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

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Is it normal for me to be having pain above knee cap after running?

Is it normal for me to be having pain above knee cap after running?

Probably not: Pain above the knee cap could represent quadriceps injury/inflammation, or pain in the patellofemoral joint (behind the knee cap), or inflammation of the joint. If your symptoms are severe or persistent i would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Pain above knee cap/bottom of quad, knee can be fine but goes through random periods of knee cap popping and giving way and being very painful. ?

Pain above knee cap/bottom of quad, knee can be fine but goes through random periods of knee cap popping and giving way and being very painful. ?

Patellofemoral syn: This sounds like patellofemoral syndrome. It occurs when the kneecap is not properly tracking. At times, there can be inflammation or damage of the cartilage behind the patella. A patellar stabilizing brace, quad and hip abductor strengthening and IT band stretching can all relieve symptoms and improve biomechanics. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Left knee pain above knee cap for three years, comes and goes. Trouble keeping knee bent, feels best with leg straight. Feels unstable on stairs.

Left knee pain above knee cap for three years, comes and goes. Trouble keeping knee bent, feels best with leg straight. Feels unstable on stairs.

Patellofemoral: Sounds like patellofemoral syndrome which is a maltracking of the knee cap due to a muscular imbalance across the knee (weak quads and tight hamstrings). The symptoms include a grinding sensation and anterior knee pain with squatting, kneeling, and bending. This can be addressed with physical therapy. If you have any swelling or instability issues then i would recommend an evaluation. ...Read more