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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?

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?

Chondromalacia patel: Probably chondromalacia patella, literally softening of the cartilage on the back of you kneecap. Exercises to strengthen you quad muscles without flexing the knee beyond 20-30 degrees might help. You can get a patellar strap at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


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How to solve issues of knee cap?

How to solve issues of knee cap?

1st is 2 C an ortho-: -pedic surgeon & get a diagnosis. There R many maladies that effect the patella. ...Read more

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How to remove a person knee cap?

How to remove a person knee cap?

Surgery: Surgery can be used to remove a kneecap, but it's rarely used as the knee strength and function worsen quite a bit. ...Read more

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What is this pain under my knee cap?

What is this pain under my knee cap?

CMP: Persistent pain under the knee not associated with significant trauma or injury is very likely chondromalacia patella. It is usually treated with physical therapy and mild pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Instability: You may have some patella instability which may be causing patella instabilty quad strengthening, bracing/taping and therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do with a spur under knee cap?

Evaluate the Cause: The medical term for spur is "osteophyte". There are many causes for the focal bony overgrowth ranging from a traction osteophyte from high loads applied to the patella to osteoarthritic osteophytes. Typically, the treatment of the "spur" is not isolated, rather treatment is directed at the underlying reason the spur developed and thus could range from activity modification to rehab to surgery. ...Read more

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How to fix a very, very loose knee cap?

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

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Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Lateral : Nearly all knee caps that shift out of place (dislocate), go to the outside (lateral) side of the knee. ...Read more

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What causes pain directly under the knee cap?

Chondromalacia patel: Typically caused by damage on the posterior aspect of the patella due to damage or malalignment try working on quad strengthening and possible taping or patella bracing. ...Read more