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Pain In Middle Of Knee Cap
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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