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Pain On Left Side Of Knee Cap
Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch. The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.
I have server knee pain on the left side of the knee cap. Can bear weight and constant pain and swelling. No insurance and I need help. What can it be?
Clinic: If you have no insurance, call the closest medical school clinic. Usually listed under a university name. Ask receptionist for name of the walk-in clinic or their general medical clinic. Then call the clinic and explain you are uninsured. Most likely they have a volunteer no cost clinic. You have arthritis or knee injury and need to be seen. If all fails, go to er -- they cannot turn you away. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
I woke up this morning with pain around my left knee cap on the bottom right side of it. It hurts to bend and I didn't do anything to it. What is this?
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
I hit my knee cap, really hard, on the very edge of a coffee table a day & a half ago. It made contact with the left front side edge of my knee cap.
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.
3 weeks ago I bent down on left knee put pressure medial side under knee cap. SEVERE pain Bruised no discoloration. Cant walk well awake at nite pain?
Need to be seen: You may have injured a meniscus in that knee. Ask your physician for a referral to see an orthopedist for an assessment and treatment ...Read more
Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?
Be seen: There are so many possibilities that it is really hard to say without more history and the benefit of an exam. An avid runner is at risk for a stress fracture. Symptomatic chondromalacia at the patellofemoral joint, a meniscal tear, an inflammatory condition of the knee like chondrocalcinosis are all considerations. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi All. Left leg from knee down. My knee cap on bought sides pain. It feels as if there is fluid bubble between the foot skin and the bones?
Get examined by doct: You need to show this to your doctor. It is hard to guess what it is without a physical examination. ...Read more
He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?
Knee sprain/strain: You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability. An MRI should reveal what structures are injured. I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made. Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain. You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. ...Read more
Quadriceps Strain: Quadriceps femoris muscle group is Latin for "four headed muscle of the femur". It is one of the most important muscle groups contributing to upright stance and human locomotion. Located in front of the thigh, vastus laterals, medialis and intermedium extend the knee as rectus femoris flexes the hip. Quads attach to the knee cap and when strained in explosive kicking sports cause pain and spasm. ...Read more
Sharp pain on side of knee cap/around knee cap. Running/biking daily before but haven't exercised for 4 days and pain still here. Worse w/standing/bending?
Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms are characteristic of ' chondromalacia of the patella' or kneecap pain. Pain can occur from actual softening of the kneecap cartilage, tendinitis, instability of the kneecap or malalignment of your lower extremity (or a combination of the above). Rest, nsaids and isometric quad strengthening w/ hamstring stretching would be recommended initially. See your ors if symptoms continue. Gl! ...Read more
Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight I can't straighten it.
Knee pain: In addition to a possible meniscus tear as suggested by the other physician previously, patella-femoral pain syndrome, retropatellar pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, and runner's knee. The pain associated with this problem is often described as a locking sensation when the knee cap does not track properly in the groove that it sits in called the trochlea. Ultimately, this does need to be further evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to help figure out the problem and recommend proper treatment. ...Read more
Right knee appears swollen unable to bend knee all the way back painful on each side of knee cap ok when walking was told is arthoritis thanks?
Knee pain: Could be. Do you have a patellar click when Dr. Examines you. If so you have fluid on your knee and can be many causes. ...Read more
I have a sore knee at side of knee cap. X-ray clear. Cant kneel on it as too sore. Not sore any other time.
Knee pain on right side of knee cap, hurts to bend. Makes a popping sound every time I walk. Can't squat down, causes unbelievable pain.
You need to see MD: Can't help you on Health Tap you need to be examined possible xrays and other exams. You should be examined by a Orthopedic Physician. ...Read more
I have a lump on side of knee cap doctor says its apart of my knee xray showed normal bone should I worry?
X-ray: Can't really answer without looking and examining you. ...Read more
I have a pain in my left knee cap. When I bend my knee, it feels painful to straighten the knee and if I have been standing, it feels painful to bend?
Anterior knee pain: This kind of knee pain is fairly common. It could be inflammation of the patellar tendon or might be pain in the patello-femoral joint space (where the knee cap rubs against the end of the femur). Either way, this sort of knee pain usually improves with physical therapy exercises. ...Read more
I've been getting small bruisings on each inner side of both knee caps for almost two yrs now but never have hit, any suggestions on what it may be.?
Bruising: Go get it checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had problems with my knee since high school. The pain is left of the knee cap. They said nothing was wrong in 2006.
Things change: You should see an orthopedist and have a current exam, and perhaps imaging- X-ray ...Read more