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Pain In Center Of Knee Cap
Is it normal for your knee cap to float back off-center years after having a lateral release procedure on the patella tendon?
Not unusual: A few possibilities: maybe the release wasn't complete enough to cure the problem maybe you need to build up your quads especially on the medial side maybe you've gained weight and that has made matters worse How about an exam to get a good evaluation? ...Read more
I get a very acute pain on the surface of my knee cap. I can feel a small object under the surface of the skin that tends to move around.
Knee cap: If it is burstitis in front of your knee cap (not behind knee cap) then put hot towels on it and don't kneel or bend much. Use Motrin too. If it does not get better within a week have it checked out. Also i assume you have no foreign bodies under the skin from some accident. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once in a while above my knee cap Has immense pain for a couple minutes. I'm a biker. It happened every other day and sporadically ?
Stretch: Focus on stretching exercises for the quads and hamstring. Avoid deep squats , stairs and lunging. All of those activities increase the load to the kneecap. Take anti-inflammatory medication if not medically contraindicated. ...Read more
I have a condition where my knee caps move around I can't remember the name is there anything that can help with the pain?
Moving knee cap pain: Ehlers danlos syndrome is one of the conditions that leads to excess joint movement. You many not have that, and just have lose ligaments. Pain comes from the groove on the upper leg bone, femur, and the pyramidal shape of the inner patella, knee cap rubbing. Braces exist to stabilize the knee cap, or surgeries can fix the problem. See an orthopedic surgeon or PMR doctor. ...Read more
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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