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Electrical shock pain in knee after fall, should I be concerned?

Electrical shock pain in knee after fall, should I be concerned?

Saphenous nerve.: You may have irritated a small branch of the saphenous nerve, which runs directly over your kneecap. See an orthopedic knee specialist, for an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Pain to back of knee after fall felt like I did the splits immediate pain felt hurts pretty bad when walking had xray nothing showed up?

Pain to back of knee after fall felt like I did the splits immediate pain felt hurts pretty bad when walking had xray nothing showed up?

Strain: From what you say, you may have strained
the posterior capsule of your knee or one
of the muscles or tendons in the back of the knee.
But if symptoms persist, you should get an
orthopedic exam and possible mri
you may have injured the meniscus or one
of the knee ligaments. ...Read more

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I've Suffered with knee pain for the last 16 years after a fall. Now I get pitching pain in my knee what could it be???

Nerve irritation: Possible. The best is to have a complete physical exam to see what is going on in your lower back, your hips, your knees, your feet & have the doctor assess this. In the UK, a physiotherapist is the 1 to check this out. In the US, it's the neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) specialist, who is a D.O., doctor of osteopathic medicine to evaluate & treat. If unsuccessful, can refer to pain specialist. ...Read more

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I had a MRI on knee after a fall he says no damage but never had this pain in knee been 4 month since incident not getting any better i?

I had a MRI on knee after a fall he says no damage but never had this pain in knee been 4 month since incident not getting any better i?

2nd opinion: If you are still hurting, you might want to consider a second opinion. Presumably your MRI knee was negative, which is good in that an MRI is a good test to rule out major ligamentous injuries to the knee. There are other potential causes that do not show up on an MRI, so I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Fall fown on feb 2013 little knee pain after one week persistent till april when knee swelling and increase in pain occured. Persistent till now?

Fall fown on feb 2013 little knee pain after one week persistent till april when knee swelling and increase in pain occured. Persistent till now?

See below: I am afraid that you have injured your knee--either a ligament or meniscal tear. You will need to see your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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All of a sudden last night I started experiencing knee pain. I have had no trauma and did not fall. I have used a heating pad but it is stillput weight?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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I recently injured my leg by a fall and I now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

I recently injured my leg by a fall and I now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

Knee injury: Perhaps you sustained an injury to your muscle or bled into the muscle or even sustained a fracture. Lots of possible causes of painful swelling above the knee. Best to go see your family doctor for an evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain, hurts when bending/moving. Has been hurting about a week now. Started out of no where, did not fall on it. Also getting charlie horses?

Severe knee pain, hurts when bending/moving. Has been hurting about a week now. Started out of no where, did not fall on it. Also getting charlie horses?

See details: There are several possibilities although pain into the calf area often suggests a tear. Tendinitis is also possible as is chondromalacia and even an inflammatory arthritis if the knee is swollen. See an orthopedist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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I have knee pain that almost causes me to fall when walking. Doc did x-rays and said its fluid that builds up. What causes knee pain and what helps?

I have knee pain that almost causes me to fall when walking. Doc did x-rays and said its fluid that builds up. What causes knee pain and what helps?

See a rheumatologist: In a 19-year-old, the most likely cause of fluid in the knee is an injury such as a torn ligament or cartilage. If there was no injury, you should see a rheumatologist to rule out inflammatory arthritis such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) or rheumatoid arthritis causing the fluid build up. Other diseases such as lupus or spondyloarthritis can also cause swelling of a knee. ...Read more

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I had a fall and landed on my knees, doctor checked my X-rays and told no problem but still, I am experiencing knee pain and knee swelling.

I had a fall and landed on my knees, doctor checked my X-rays and told no problem but still, I am experiencing knee pain and knee swelling.

Mri: Xrays only show the bone and as such are not terribly sensitive. Consider requesting an MRI if you are still having problems. An MRI shows soft tissues and will show if you have torn a ligament in your knee, where an X-ray of that patient might be normal. ...Read more

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Pain in knee after popping noise in basketball. What could be wrong?

Pain in knee after popping noise in basketball. What could be wrong?

Internal derangement: The old term internal derangement captured the many structures in the knee that can cause pain with popping. Depending upon localization of pain, the following items can cause this:
1. meniscal or cartilage tear
2. plical band
3. tethered synovium
4. loose body
5. ligament injury
Full knee evaluation (orthopaedic surgeon or similar) is indicated if pain/pop persists > a week or recurs. ...Read more

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Pain in knee after durolane injection, how long will it take to settle?

Pain in knee after durolane injection, how long will it take to settle?

See details: How long has it been since the injection? The best approach is to speak with the doctor who did the injection. If there is swelling and tenderness infection needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain?

Bad knee pain?

SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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What about the knee pain?

What about the knee pain?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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I have super bad knee pain?

Evaluation: Knee pain of weeks or months duration warrants medical evaluation and at very least x-rays to try to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain?

Many things: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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Random knee pain on the outside?

Random knee pain on the outside?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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What should I use for knee pain?

See your PCP: Knee pain in younger individual is usually due to tendon or ligaments injury due to repetitive trauma caused by abnormal foot posture like flat feet or other trauma. Uncommon conditions like inflammatory causes are also consideration. A good history & exam by a physician or a physical therapist should generally guide to the correct nature of pain an help guide treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do for my knee pain?

What should I do for my knee pain?

Strengthen: Quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my knee pain?

What is the cause of my knee pain?

Different causes: Pain in the knee can be caused by a number of problems, including patellar chondromalacia, torn meniscal cartilage, arthritis or a loose body in the knee. An orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more