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Painful Swelling Over The Knee Cap
I fell over and hit my knee. It's really swollen and painful to touch. I can't not straight out my leg. The swelling is right under the knee cap?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The bottom of my sons knee cap has started swelling . It is big and you can't even notice it .You have to touch it to know its there.He didn't fall.
See a doctor: The knee should be examined. There are a lot of things that it could be, but you can't know without seeing it, touching it, and moving the knee around. ...Read more
Ice/elevate/compress: Besides simply resting your leg, you should apply ice, over a compression wrap (elastic wrap), and elevate your knee (on the couch). You can also consider an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Seek medical evaluation if the swelling and pain do not subside in several days. ...Read more
Should I be worried about my knee swelling up on top of my knee cap overnight it feels like a waterballon ?
Seek more advice: Most likely this represents swelling within your joint called an effusion or swelling outside the joint on top of the patella, called prepatellar bursitis. Either way, you should seek additional advice via a physician evaluation. For now, limiting your weight-bearing and icing the knee 20 minutes every 1-2 hours would be wise. ...Read more
There is constant swelling and pain under my knee cap.Sometimes it pops and hurts into the inside of my knee.I can run but it hurts.What's wrong?
May be tendonitis: If your pain is focal at the bottom end of your kneecap one possibility is patellar tedonitis. You can treat with ice, anti-inflammatories, stretching, and use of a chopat or similar brace when running. There are other possible causes and you should see an orthopaedic surgery for examination to be sure. ...Read more
It appears my knee is turned inside rather than forward.I was told it looks like i may have dislocated my knee cap.Possible injuries?No pain/swelling
Patella dislocation: If there is no pain and no swelling, it seems less likely that there has been an injury. It sounds as though you may have a developmental issue such as a shallow trochlear groove or patella alta or femoral anteversion. Talk with your orthopedic doctor for further info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer