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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.

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

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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?

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

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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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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.

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

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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.

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.

? meniscus: Meniscus tears are common and they limit flexion (bending). It would hurt on lifting your ankle up to your buttocks as well. Soft tissue problems like that don't show up on plain xrays but can be diagnosed by an MRI or orthopedic examination. ...Read more

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I am a runner and the inner side of my knee cap hurts? What is this ? I am only 18.

I am a runner and the inner side of my knee cap hurts? What is this ? I am only 18.

Patella-Femoral pain: Patella-femoral syndrome (pfs) is a very common condition in runners and none runners. It does affect younger people too. You should see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and start a rehab program. ...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?

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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