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Pain Right Above Knee Cap
Pain right above knee cap no pain when bent but forget putting it straight it feels like my knee is going to break. Just keeping leg straight hurts?
I have a sharp pain right above my knee cap and the worsens at night, what could it be? This has been happening for almost a year.
Bursitis: The suprapatellar bursa/fluid-filled sac can be found just under the upper knee cap/patella which extends upward to the quadriceps muscle. This can become inflamed after injury from a fall or from overuse including running. Possibly the position of lying down at night makes it more symptomatic. Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen may help; you may need an injection. See orthopedist. ...Read more
If Painful treat: His term means you have arthritic changes under your knee knee cap. Many of these are not symptomatic. So we just watch. If they are painful, there is a range of options depending on the rest of the knee findings and exam. So you need X-rays, a good physical exam, more history of when it is symptomatic, and then non surgical and surgical options can be shared with you. ...Read more
Exercise: Instability of the patella or knee cap is best addressed with a dedicated exercise program that seeks to strengthen the quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. A patellar stabilizing brace may help as well. Would recommend a visit to a local physical therapist to help get going on your exercise program. ...Read more
No injury?: Image is a fracture. If you rest ur leg in front of u on a coffee table ; relax ur muscles ur knee cap is normally very moveable. If this is what u describe it is normal ; not painful. If it is painful ; due 2 an injury u need an ortho xame ; x-rays. ...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
Patellar shift: Consider patellofemoral syndrome or VMO weakness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exercise: The most important thing is to fix and functional problem u may have such as weak quads, tight hamstrings, and poorly conditioned core. See you mr doctor to get a prescription for therapy ...Read more
A PILLOW OF TISSUE: And your knee joint itself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Patellar tracking: Patellar tracking disorder occurs when the kneecap shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. It can be due to your anatomy and knee overuse. Take a break from activities that cause knee pain, like squatting, kneeling, running, and jumping. Put ice on your knee, and take antiinflammatory or pain medicines. Strengthen your thigh muscles to keep your kneecap stable. ...Read more
Probably NOT, as its:
Very common to have a popping knee cap. Without pain, its fairly normal to have it. If there is no other symptoms (pain, swelling, tenderness etc) then I would not worry.
Is there any hx of an injury? Women are more prone to have patellar problems. If it persists then consult an orthopod. ...Read more
Injury: Depending on the impact could have contusion or fracture or a bruise ...Read more
Stretch: Focus on stretching exercises for the quads and hamstring. Avoid deep squats, stairs and lunging. All of those activities increase the load to the kneecap. Take anti-inflammatory medication if not medically contraindicated. ...Read more
Possibly arthritis: Knee cap pain conditions are common: either patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella. Both manifest with pain deep or behind the knee cap worse with stairs, inclines/declines, kneeling/squatting, sitting for long periods of time. Anytime the knee is bent deeply, the kneecap engages in its groove on the end of the thigh bone which can cause the irritation/pain. ...Read more
I heard something tear underneath my knee cap when I bent down to pick up a towel. It hurts bad! What happened?
I have a condition where my knee caps move around I can't remember the name is there anything that can help with the pain?
Moving knee cap pain: Ehlers danlos syndrome is one of the conditions that leads to excess joint movement. You many not have that, and just have lose ligaments. Pain comes from the groove on the upper leg bone, femur, and the pyramidal shape of the inner patella, knee cap rubbing. Braces exist to stabilize the knee cap, or surgeries can fix the problem. See an orthopedic surgeon or PMR doctor. ...Read more
Once in a while above my knee cap Has immense pain for a couple minutes. I'm a biker. It happened every other day and sporadically?
My knee caps seenm small and they feel mushy. I've never been able to bend my knees all the way, or sit on my heels. Is this a problem?
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 ›
Not normal: At all, but it does happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
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