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Pain Above Knee Cap When Bending
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
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
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?
Trekking jungle borneo, fell few times, hurt knee, after really hurt when bending, like upstairs, went swollen just above knee cap, just hurts little?
Use: Common sense. Take rest until your aches and pains go away. Some injuries if not healed may become permanent. ...Read more
Severe right knee cap pain when bending and putting weight on it when bent. Also swollen. No injury. What could be wrong?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Is it possible for patella femoral syndrome to be caused by jumping on your feet without bending your knees?
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
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
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
If Painful treat: His term means you have arthritic changes under your knee knee cap. Many of these are not symptomatic. So we just watch. If they are painful, there is a range of options depending on the rest of the knee findings and exam. So you need X-rays, a good physical exam, more history of when it is symptomatic, and then non surgical and surgical options can be shared with you. ...Read more
Exercise: Instability of the patella or knee cap is best addressed with a dedicated exercise program that seeks to strengthen the quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. A patellar stabilizing brace may help as well. Would recommend a visit to a local physical therapist to help get going on your exercise program. ...Read more
No injury?: Image is a fracture. If you rest ur leg in front of u on a coffee table ; relax ur muscles ur knee cap is normally very moveable. If this is what u describe it is normal ; not painful. If it is painful ; due 2 an injury u need an ortho xame ; x-rays. ...Read more
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