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Please help I have sudden sharp pain in thigh just above knee?

Please help I have sudden sharp pain in thigh just above knee?

Quad tendon rupture: If there was a sudden snap and you are having difficulty extending your knee I would worry about a quad tendon rupture, although you are quite young for it. Most likley it is a tendinitis. Read more

Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more


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35 male, pain & swelling in lower thigh just above knee when bend it or sit in car. Gets ok if stand for few min. On full bend have pain in deep knee.

35 male, pain & swelling in lower thigh just above knee when bend it or sit in car. Gets ok if stand for few min. On full bend have pain in deep knee.

Pain in knee: Please have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon. If there is delay in getting an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

Shooting pains: Without a good History and physical/clinical exam it is tough to say. Common causes could include arthritis, a pinching nerve, phlebitis, muscle strain, etc. Etc. Get the area assessed by a good health care provider. Best wishes. Read more

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My left arm spin and sleep while I have pain in my right thigh just above my knee. My left arm mostly sleeps in the nights. What could it be?

My left arm spin and sleep while I have pain in my right thigh just above my knee. My left arm mostly sleeps in the nights. What could it be?

Paresthesiae: When you're sleeping and your shoulders are sloping and relaxed, the nerves leaving your neck and going into your left arm become impinged causing parasthesiae (pins and needles sensation). This is relieved by changing your position. There should be no connection between this and your right thigh pain which could be related to knee problems. See an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. Read more

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What causes inner thigh pain affecting the knee?

What causes inner thigh pain affecting the knee?

Medial knee pain: Hi, to be clear, you are talking about inner pain (medial) at the level of the knee, correct? Knee pain has many etiologies, the main ones to consider when there is medial pain are: medial meniscus tear, medial arthritis, and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain. Your doc will do an exam of the knee to delineate potential causes and as needed get XR and MRI. See your doc and get better soon! Read more

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Varying levels of pain in thigh, weakness and stiffness in knee, limp, "dent" in thigh, associated with accident 1+ year ago, should I be concerned?

Varying levels of pain in thigh, weakness and stiffness in knee, limp, "dent" in thigh, associated with accident 1+ year ago, should I be concerned?

Be seen: I would definitely think it would be wise to followup and be thoroughly evaluated for the cause of your current symptoms. I would not be worried so much as just would want to know the specific reason for your symptoms and whether or not something else should be done. Read more

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Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain in thigh & knee. Should I be concern?

Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain in thigh & knee. Should I be concern?

Yes.: If your knee is producing fluid, which results in swelling, then that's a sign that there is probably something structurally wrong inside your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist for closer evaluation. Read more

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Burning pain in thigh right above knee. Slightest touch causes more pain?

Burning pain in thigh right above knee. Slightest touch causes more pain?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the Knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. Read more

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Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Pain @ 11d is common: When fluid and swelling are present in the knee, you will usually see it on outer part of thigh. If a tourniquet was used it can also cause residual but temporary pain in thigh. If the surgeon did a lateral release that also causes pain on outer thigh. If pain is severe you should have your doctor examine to make sure there is not an infection or determine if fluid needs to be removed from knee. Read more

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First r knee OA. Then r hip OA. Now left thigh pain, occasionally. Any correlation?

First r knee OA. Then r hip OA. Now left thigh pain, occasionally. Any correlation?

Maybe but informatio: This may be a type of arthritis but we need to know a lot more information. There are over 150 types of arthritis and you need clarification and need to see a rheumatologist. It may be someting more than osteoarthritis. Read more

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Pain right at the bend of the knee, medial, slightly behind the knee and inner thigh pain. Feels like a tendon might snap when running. Any ideas?

Stop if hurts.: Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Continuing any activity that is causing pain can worsen the pain and the damage. Some pain is expected with training as muscles strengthen and endurance improves but new pain means something else. Unless we are getting millions as pro athletes, don't risk damage. Get checked to see if all's well or not and how to avoid future pain. Read more

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Had lateral release 4 months ago, still have extreme pain in thigh area above knee/swelling of muscle area?

Had lateral release 4 months ago, still have extreme pain in thigh area above knee/swelling of muscle area?

Follow up with doc: This obviously is not normal. I recommend you follow-up with your surgeon or get a 2nd opinion. I suspect you likely have associated osteoarthritis and a lateral release is not very helpful for that. Other structures inside/outside the joint need to be evaluated. Don't suffer, seek more help! If I can help, join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes Read more

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I was wondering if trochanteric bursitis could be causing all the pain I am having in leg, knee, ankle, thigh, pain since 10/9/2012.

I was wondering if trochanteric bursitis could be causing all the pain I am having in leg, knee, ankle, thigh, pain since 10/9/2012.

It can be: For the some reason it could be altering your gait and the way you are moving. In either case, I would see an orthopedist for care. Read more

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Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Therapy: Physical therapy to strengthen the supporting muscles if the knee as can wearing a brace; if not successful or if you are an active person an ACL reconstruction may be indicated. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. Read more

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Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Get X-ray if...: Sounds like a contusion to your thigh. (bruise). If you are able to walk and weight bear on that side a fractured femur (thigh bone)extremely unlikely. Contusions to kneecap (prepatellar bursitis) is very common w/ your mechanism of injury and can refer pain proximally. So are thigh contusions. Rice is appropriate. If pain continues, swelling increases, or pain localizes to knee. .. See md...Gl. Read more

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Been to foot spine orthopedic family dr numbness foot leg knee thigh pain in leg no dr can tell me why?

Thigh leg pain: Sometimes the correct diagnosis is difficult to ascertain. Perhaps the best way to obtain an answer is to stick with one specialist and ask for follow up visits and repeat testing. If u only see a dr one time and then move on to a different one, you may confuse the process of getting the correct treatment Read more

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Fractured my l3-l5 in my lower back a few years ago. Still not healed and still have back pain. Can that cause aching pain in thigh, knees and ankle?

Fractured my l3-l5 in my lower back a few years ago. Still not healed and still have back pain. Can that cause aching pain in thigh, knees and ankle?

It could: Referred pain from the spine is known as radiculopathy. The spinal levels you describe go into the lower limbs. Talk to your doctor to see if this is the case for you. Read more

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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. Read more

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