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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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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