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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


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Have low back pain on the left side. The pain extends from left hip down left leg. No pain on the right side. Pl advise?

Have low back pain on the left side. The pain extends from left hip down left leg. No pain on the right side. Pl advise?

Referred pain: Pain from inflammation in the lumbar spine often radiates down one leg. Doctors call this referred pain. If it does not resolve in a reasonable amount of time, you should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao?

I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao?

Pain knee: I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao? ANS: And your question is? I am available live for next 2 hr so you can show me what it is. ...Read more

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Help with pain behind the left side of my right knee?

Help with pain behind the left side of my right knee?

Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of my hip going down to my knee?

Pain: Certainly not informative history. But this may be scenario- if pain on side follows outside leg down into knee could be tensor fascia lata muscle. The actual hip joint is mid groin. Also many bursa. Exercise therapy usual treatment but first need diagnosis. A physical therapist or physician can provide this. Can test as it should be at hip level. Run flat hand along outside- lateral- thigh. You s. ...Read more

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What causes pain on right side front near hip bone?

What causes pain on right side front near hip bone?

See details: There are several causes for pain in this area. What are you calling the hip bone? Many people really mean back pain when they say hip pain. Have it evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?

Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?

?referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent,I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts on the lateral side. Right below the knee cap there is swelling but more to the lateral side. Fluid inside hurts a lot. HELP?

My right knee hurts on the lateral side. Right below the knee cap there is swelling but more to the lateral side. Fluid inside hurts a lot. HELP?

Patello femoral: A common condition in women is inflammation under the kneecap (patella) - which can lead to extra fluid in the knee joint, and pain under the patella. Other possibilities include injury from a direct blow, or cartilage tear (meniscus injury can occur with use or with twisting). An orthopedist can evaluate and describe options for you. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side above the hips?

Pain on the left side above the hips?

Flank pain : Flank pain can be from intra abdominal issues like constipation. Colitis. Spleen or lumbar disorders like disc herniation or sponsylosis. ...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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I am having medial knee pain around the femur. Point tenderness on medial side with sharp shooting pains under the patella. Why?

I am having medial knee pain around the femur. Point tenderness on medial side with sharp shooting pains under the patella. Why?

Various causes: Possibilities include cartilage damage, tendonitis, osteochondritis dessicans. Any history of injury? An orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Pain on the inside of right knee after running?

Pain on the inside of right knee after running?

Many causes: I have been a runner for years and knee pain can be brought on by numerous triggers- shoes need to be changed more often, stretching- too much or not enough, hereditary issues, under or over training, etc. If it continues, do not keep trying to run through it. See a dr. Who works with athletes- you may need some physical therapy, rest, or some other options. ...Read more

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Sharp burning pain to the right side of my left hip bone?

Hip pain: Is the pain on the outer aspect if the hip? Most likely this is bursitus(inflammation of the bursar on the lateral aspect if the hip bone. Physical therapy and possibly a steroid injection would be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I haveChondromalakia patella cervical radiculopathyright side,and now pain in my hip on the left side?

I haveChondromalakia patella cervical radiculopathyright side,and now pain in my hip on the left side?

Migrating Pain: Chondromalacia patella can cause more than local pain in the knee. Our body tries to compensate for this by altering the biomechanics of our gait - so we "favor" the knee. As a result this can over-stress other joints, above and below. Hip pain is therefore not uncommon with knee issues, as well as the low back. A hip x-ray can be helpful to assess for a local issue vs. a referred problem. ...Read more

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What is lump on right side of my kneecap?

What is lump on right side of my kneecap?

Varies: There are several potential causes, consider being seen. Among the most common causes is a chronic inflammation of the tissues inserting on the kneecap leading to thickening and sometimes calcification. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause ankle pain and knee pain on the right side of my body?

What can cause  ankle pain and  knee pain on the right side of my body?

Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/foot ankle. ...Read more