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Patella (Definition)

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I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

This needs 2 B eval-: -by an orthopedic surgeon. It can B from mall alignment of your extensor mechanism 2 an arthritic problem. A hands on exan & imaging need B done. ...Read more

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Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of (constant) pain r knee that increases with bending it &alternates in left side sometimes up , down, back , around knee cap?

What can be the cause of (constant) pain r knee that increases with bending it &alternates in left side sometimes up , down, back , around knee cap?

Knee pain: Could be chodromalacia, inflammation of your knee joint, an overuse type injury, etc. See a dr. And get evaluated and then the treatment would be forthcoming. Good luck, get well soon. ...Read more

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What is pulsing on the left side of my knee cap?

What is pulsing on the left side of my knee cap?

Patella pain: There are genicular arteries, sometimes varicose veins, or impinging inflamed synovial tissues that may be the culprit. ...Read more

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When i still for a long time and get up, i get pain in my left knee on the left side of the knee cap along the leg. Randomly started. Limp for 10secs?

Knee Pain: Have you ever had knee issues before? Sounds like your knee is getting stiff while you're sitting. You might have a patellar tilt or tight lateral retinaculum that is causing this pain when it stiffens after inactivity. It might be a good idea to seek referral to an orthopedic surgeon and get x-rays done. If those are negative, physical therapy would be a good next step. ...Read more

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Whenever I run my knee starts to hurt. It's my right leg and it hurts kind of under my knee cap a little on the LEFT side of my knee on my RIGHT knee.

Whenever I run my knee starts to hurt. It's my right leg and it hurts kind of under my knee cap a little on the LEFT side of my knee on my RIGHT knee.

Orthopedic surgeon: This may be due to muscle, tendon or cartilage problem. If you want to continue a running program, see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and advice so you won't cause any permanent damage. ...Read more