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Pain Below 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
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 can also help. If no improvement after several weeks arrange for an evaluation by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'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 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
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
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