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Is it possible to get tendonitis in knees, pain on outer side of knee when standing, painful to walk. What could it be?

Is it possible to get tendonitis in knees, pain on outer side of knee when standing, painful to walk. What could it be?

The big three.: Among the three most common problems are Iliotibial band pain, lateral collateral ligament sprain and later meniscus tear. You will need to be examined by a specialist to determine if any of these are possibilities or is something else responsible. ...Read more

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Sixty-year-old female has sharp pain on outer side of right knee only when kneeling. Knee is not swollen or bruised looking. Will rest help?

Sixty-year-old female has sharp pain on outer side of right knee only when kneeling. Knee is not swollen or bruised looking. Will rest help?

Depends: If the pain has been present for more than 2 weeks, it may need to be evaluated further. Locking, catching, or giving out are signs of. A more serious problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain after having a cortisone shot in knee 2 weeks ago? Now the pain is on the outer side of knee. And there's clicking.

Is it normal to still have pain after having a cortisone shot in knee 2 weeks ago? Now the pain is on the outer side of knee. And there's clicking.

Pain after Cortisone: A cortisone shot doesn't completely eliminate pain but is intended to reduce the pain. The clicking is concerning for cartilage issues with your meniscus. It's important to schedule a Followup with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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16 yrs old, pain on outer side of calf near knee for 2 weeks. No known injury. Pain is on and of, not linked to any specific movement. Strain? Clot?

16 yrs old, pain on outer side of calf near knee for 2 weeks. No known injury. Pain is on and of, not linked to any specific movement. Strain? Clot?

Sprain/strain likely: Doubt clot if you are active and have no clotting abnormalities. Clot pain usually more center calf. Try rest, heat, NSAIDs for pain. Stretching may help. Knee brace might also provide stability while healing. ...Read more

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I started feeling pain on the outer side of my knee while running 2 week ago. I rested it for 2 weeks n ran again, beyond 8km, pain starts n I can't run?

I started feeling pain on the outer side of my knee while running 2 week ago. I rested it for 2 weeks n ran again, beyond 8km, pain starts n I can't run?

ITBand: Pain on the outside of the knee is often ileotibial band syndrome which is caused by poor biomechanics and repetitive stress. Check how worn your shoes are. Ice. Stretch. Physical therapy and perhaps an orthotic are often needed for complete relief of symptoms. ...Read more

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Right knee gives out sometimes when walking. Feel pain towards the outer side of the knee. Also sometimes forced me to limp from tightness. Tendon?

Right knee gives out sometimes when walking. Feel pain towards the outer side of the knee. Also sometimes forced me to limp from tightness. Tendon?

Knee pain: If it has gotten to the point that your knee is giving out on you, you probably have significant damage to the joint. Have you had an injury? The place you're describing pain is associated with lateral meniscal and lateral collateral ligament damage. You need to see an Ortho and have an MRI done to check the extent of the damage and possible surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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I've fallen and my rt knee was bent behind me and a landed on it I have severe pain to the outer side of the knee and underneath the back of the knee. The pain radiates down the tibula and fibula down to the foot. When I try to stand or move the nknee I

I've fallen and my rt knee was bent behind me and a landed on it I have severe pain to the outer side of the knee and underneath the back of the knee. The pain radiates down the tibula and fibula down to the foot. When I try to stand or move the nknee I

Without: Without an xray and examination, it is very difficult to know for sure what you have done to your knee/leg. The most common possibilities include a fracture, ligament sprains or tears, cartilage tears, and a deep contusion/bruise to the bone/joint. You really should be evaluated as soon as possible by an orthopedic surgeon, or perhaps at least in a minor emergency room. In an er, xrays can be taken to evaluate for a broken bone. If it is more of a soft tissue injury, and if the diagnosis remains unclear after a physical exam by the physician, an MRI may be needed for additional information. ...Read more

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My left knee clicks half the time when I walk, some times I may have pain on the outer side of the knee on walking, MRI didn't show meniscal tear.

My left knee clicks half the time when I walk, some times I may have pain on the outer side of the knee on walking, MRI didn't show meniscal tear.

Keep going: Glad you had an MRI but keep going until you find the reason and treatment for your knee. A orthopedic doctor would be best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dislocated my knee in June 2014. Since then, I have been experiencing catching and a lot of pain mostly on the outer side of my knee. What could it be?

Knee dislocation: Did u dislocate ur entire knee or more commonly the knee cap? Catching and pain on the lateral side can indicate a problem with the patelofemoral articulation. This should be evaluated ...Read more

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I am having pain on my knee cap. It increases when I fold my leg. It also increasess when I play football. The pain is on the outer side of the knee cap.

Could be PFTD.: Hard to tell from a short snippet of information, but this could be something called "patellofemoral tracking disorder", otherwise known as "patellar maltracking", wherein the patella does not move across the knee joint as it usually should, which can cause pain from bone-on-bone contact. But, again...could be. An X-ray and MRI of the knee may be helpful. ...Read more

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4 days post op. L knee arthroscopy. Alot of pain on outer side of lower thigh. Is this normal? Thankyou

4 days post op. L knee arthroscopy. Alot of pain on outer side of lower thigh. Is this normal? Thankyou

Yes: This can be from swelling inside the knee, a tounequit used during the surgery or from a clamp that is used. After this type of surgery, pain is usually worse days 2-4. It will improve. ...Read more

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Dok I have problem with my knee for one side only?

Many possibilitis: Most likely: post injury, ligament problem, bursitis, sprain. If persits see you physician. Try first elastic wrap, heat and nsaids for example aleve, (naproxen) advil or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Pain in the side of my knee when it is bent. What could be wrong?

Pain in the side of my knee when it is bent. What could be wrong?

Difficult to say...,: Without examining it. Could be tendinitis (inflamed tendon), a problem w/ a meniscus, arthritis, etc. Try putting an ice pack (over a towel to protect the skin) on it for 20 mins 3 times a day. You can also take Ibuprofen as directed if no contraindications. But if it doesn't get better in a week or so, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sharp pains in the sides of my head and my knees?

What is the cause of sharp pains in the sides of my head and my knees?

See details: They are likely unrelated. The possibilities are endless and you have provided no specifics. If it is a problem, see a doctor and have the problems evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes pain down the lateral side of knee area? It is sporadic and severe

What causes pain down the lateral side of knee area? It is sporadic and severe

Lumbar disc: The nerve supply for your leg comes from the low back. Depending on your weight and physical activity you can irritate the nerve root and cause pain.
If you are very physically active you may consider iliotibial band syndrome as well. ...Read more

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I'm having horrible pain in the side of my knee. Is there anything I can take?

I'm having horrible pain in the side of my knee. Is there anything I can take?

Aleve (naproxen).: Aleve (naproxen) is a very good over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. You can also ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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Why when I press on the side of my butt I feel a tingling sensation next to my knees?

Sciatic stimulation: You have identified your sciatic notch and are stimulating the nerve going through that area. Congratulations. Your prize is stinging sensations all the way down to the knee and if you keep probing you could get it to shoot right into the big toe! What may be cooler is if you could stimulate your own sciatic nerve and have someone else feel the zap behind their knee! That'd be crazy! LOL ...Read more

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A player's knee hit my middle right side of back. It is hurting very bad. Cant bend and turn.

A player's knee hit my middle right side of back. It is hurting very bad. Cant bend and turn.

See MD: It could be a bad muscle contusion but I would see your MD for evaluation. Especially if any note of numbness or tingling, troubles using bathroom. ...Read more

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I was told that my tibeau was tilted. What does that mean? Could that be why my knee clunks and locks? Could it mean a tear on the medial side?

I was told that my tibeau was tilted. What does that mean? Could that be why my knee clunks and locks? Could it mean a tear on the medial side?

Depends: Everyone's tibial plateau has a posterior slope. Clicking and popping in the knee can be normal or it can be a sign of a meniscus tear. It depends on the rest of the symptomology. Most knee pain can benefit from exercise therapy. Programs are available on the web on sites such as simpletherapy. Com if pain does not decrease within a week or two consider an orthopedic consultation. ...Read more

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My side knee is bugging me. What could be causing this irration?

My side knee is bugging me. What could be causing this irration?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my knee. What could it be?

I have a lump on the side of my knee. What could it be?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering are lump on the side of the knee cancerous?

I was wondering are lump on the side of the knee cancerous?

Need to evaluate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the lump. If there are lumps on both sides, these are likely to be fat. ...Read more

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I have pains in the sides of my knees?

I have pains in the sides of my knees?

Long list: Pain can also be referred from back or hip. Common inside knee pain could be due arthritis, medial meniscus tear, strain of the ligament (mcl), inflammation of hamstring tendons, bursitis, plica, or knee cap region wear/tendonitis. Pain outside may be due to arthritis, lateral meniscus tear, strain of ligament (lcl), itband syndrome, popliteus tendinitis, knee cap region wear or tendonitis. ...Read more

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Pain in my right side hurts all the time and sometimes drops me to my knees and loss of appettie?

See below: You should see a general surgeon, as one of my patient had similar symptoms due to an acute appenditis causing irritation of the nerve to hip joint area.
You might not have it, but have it seen to exclude it or other abdominal diagnoses. It will certainly a safe thing to do. ...Read more

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The sides of my knee is hurting.

The sides of my knee is hurting.

Not enough info: There isn't enough info here to provide you with specific guidance. However if the pain is very severe or chronic - please let your parents know so that you can be medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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When I lay in bed the left side of my knee hurts?

Meniscus.: This could be indicative of a meniscal tear. One of the most common complaints that patients have is pain on the side of the knee when when rolling over in bed at night. ...Read more