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Why might someone have knee pain in front of knee?

Why might someone have knee pain in front of knee?

Anterior knee pain: Possibly patellofemoral syndrome, patellar or quad tendonitis, prepatellar bursitis, osgood-schlatter, patellar maltracking, pf djd. Those are the most common reasons. Also consider odd presentation of meniscal tears. ...Read more

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Pain in front lower knee that came on gradually, minor swelling, no discoloration/warmth, limited mobility, minor pain when bending, help?

Pain in front lower knee that came on gradually, minor swelling, no discoloration/warmth, limited mobility, minor pain when bending, help?

Bursitis: "Lower knee" could be just below the knee and a little toward the center (medial). With minor swelling that would be a pes anserine (duck foot) bursitis where 3 muscles insert. Ice or a cortisone shot cure. Below the knee in the middle would be a patellar tendonitis with similar treatment. Pain inside the knee joint is more complicated and warrants a doc visit. NSATDs like aspirin will help all 3 ...Read more

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Had a meniscus repair and 3 weeks post op I bent my knee 85 degrees and felt a sharp pain in front knee and it clicks when I bend it is it torn again?

Had a meniscus repair and 3 weeks post op I bent my knee 85 degrees and felt a sharp pain in front knee and it clicks when I bend it is it torn again?

Perhaps: typically the pain would be in the same place as prior to surgery. It is possible that you just broke up some scar tissue. IF you are unsure I would certainly see your surgeon. ...Read more

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21y/o female athlete with pain in front of knee cap, stiff, some swelling. Should I see a doctor?

21y/o female athlete with pain in front of knee cap, stiff, some swelling. Should I see a doctor?

Patella issue: Based on your age, I'd be thinking of a patella chondromalacia/ alignment issue irritated by activity. Also, you might have a patella bursitis if you've had some trauma to the area. I'd go with some rest, ice and NSAIDs. If symptoms persist, I'd get an orthopedic exam. ...Read more

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No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

PCP-evaluation-x-ray: We need to know how it appeared as well as any previous history of trauma or injury. You may have sprained your knee, torn a ligament or tendon or even damaged your meniscus. You may have a neuropthy as well but first you mus be examined by your PCP, be valuated, x-rays may be ordered includying an ortho referral. ...Read more

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Pain in front below the knee?

Pain in front below the knee?

Not uncommon: U can try to use over the counter medication or u see u physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of pain in front of the knee?

Would like to have explanation of pain in front of the knee?

Anterior knee pain: Possibly patellofemoral syndrome, patellar or quad tendonitis, prepatellar bursitis, osgood-schlatter, patellar maltracking, pf djd. Those are the most common reasons. Also consider odd presentation of meniscal tears. ...Read more