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Pain At Front Of Knee Below Knee Cap
What is the main cause of persistant pain in the front of the knee below the knee cap felt strongest w/twisting and foot back farther than knee?
PAF: Patellofemoral syndrome would be my first thought. Patella stabilizing brace or strap and Phys Therapy program to strengthen the VMO of the quads can be helpful along with modifying exercise to avoid aggravation. Ice after exercise and NSAID if no reason not to take. Other common causes arthritis, meniscal tear or degeneration, loose body in the knee, bony bruise to knee host of others as well. ...Read more
I get an occasional sharp pain in the middle front of my knee cap when I stand up from a chair or sitting on the ground on my knee?
In volleyball today I landed flat on my knee cap on wood gym floor. I had little knee pad on. Hurts to bend knee at all sorta a knot on front of cap?
Exam/x-ray: Please proceed to your local ER or UC clinic to rule out a fracture. ...Read more
I have an ache pain under the front of my knee cap, and also a deep pain in the back of my knee. What is going on?
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?
Tear: U might have torn a meniscus : (. Go get it checked out. ...Read more
I hit my knee cap, really hard, on the very edge of a coffee table a day & a half ago. It made contact with the left front side edge of my knee cap.
I hit my knee cap on the very edge of a coffee table a day & a half ago. It made contact with the left front side edge of my knee cap. Pain put weight?
I have a swollen vein on the front of my knee cap, it does swell from time to time and can be painful, should I be concerned?
Played vball the other day, came down wrong on a jump, pain behind my knee&front under my knee cap. Noticeable swelling, what might the problem be? Thx
Could B a patellar-: -subluxation or instability, also this leads 2 chondromalacia under the patella, mal-alignment can cause it also. If U R exceptionally tall, Marfan's is also possible & can B Dx'd with blood test & genetic makeup shows this in the blood. U should get into C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Pain in left leg in front between ankle and knee cap. Started this morning 7am and hasn't gone away. 5pm now. Causing me to walk with a limp.
Rest: This kind of pain has many possible causes, but is probably from running or sports. Shin splints are common. Usually it will get better with rest, ice, elevation, and wrapping your leg with an ace wrap. Make sure to wear cushioned arch supports in your shoes when you are active in sports or running. ...Read more
If leg ulcer is found on the front of the leg aprox 10 CM from knee cap, could it still be a veneous ulcer? Unusual for my age? But what else?
Possibly: This is an unusual location but I have seen a few of these. Evaluation and treatment by a venous specialist would answer the question. ...Read more
I am feeling an enormous amount of pain in my knee. Specifically in the front under my knee cap. It hurts when I walk and when I bend my knee. Also going up stairs and down stairs becomes a difficult task. As the day continues, I feel more and more pain.
See a doctor: If your knee looks completely normal patella femoral syndrome is the most likely thing. Over-pronation (easy to diagnose by a doctor) or flat feet can be corrected with orthotics that are otc about $50. Physical therapy will help depending on the length of time the problem has been going on and the amount of damage the grinding has caused in back of the knee cap. ...Read more
Bruise+below+knee+cap at the front of knee. Hurts when I bend and straighten, touch. This started to hurt morning after evening soccer match.
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?
Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?
Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more
I've had an on and off ache pain in my knee cap for a few hours, now my upper/front thigh hurts to. Any idea what it could be? Not swollen/red.
I experience a sharp burning pain on the front of my knee next to my knee cap when I kick a soccer ball with my laces or closer to top of big toe. Wh?
My knee is killing me I have no injury hurts in front of knee cap & behind my knee tightness swollen hurts to walk or do anything what causes this?
Pain below kneecap: Usually an infrapatellar tendonitis, may also be "jumper's" knee. Essentially from some relative overuse. ...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
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
Patellar shift: Consider patellofemoral syndrome or VMO weakness.Get a more detailed answer ›
A PILLOW OF TISSUE: And your knee joint itself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not normal: At all, but it does happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
I forgot to mention that my knee pain seems to be involving my knee cap, top of knee, and just underneath.?
It sounds as though you may have
some damage under your patella or
even some patella malalignment which
will cause pain with stairs and crouching.
The best exercises would be quad strengthening to help support the knee.
You need a good orthopedic exam and xrays. ...Read more
Knee cap: The knee cap ("patella") is the round 2-3" piece of bone directly in front of the knee joint. It does not rest against the meniscus. The menisci are twin cartilagous structures that extend from the back of the knee joint to the front of the knee joint along the lateral and medial sides of the knee joint. ...Read more