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Play Tennis Bruised Knee Cap
I am 40 and have been a pretty active runner. But now I experience mild pain in my knees during runs or when I play tennis. What should I do?
I have a deep muscle pain in my leg just above the knee that hasn't gone away for over a year. I play tennis actively. What could it be?
Many things: Hi Greg, It could be many things. A physical exam by a doctor is the most useful first step, possibly followed by xrays or MRI. If you want to provide more details regarding location, how often the symptoms occur, when they occur, it is possible to speculate more, but your doctor will ask you all of this and be able to give more useful information. That's where I would start. ...Read more
What would cause a blueish 'lacey' rash on a knee cap? Not raised, itchy, and it's definitely not a bruise.
Bruise+below+knee+cap at the front of knee. Hurts when i bend and straighten, touch. This started to hurt morning after evening soccer match.
Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do i need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?
If there is any: Fluid or blood in knee joint, yes, you need medical evaluation for sure. If it is just subcutaneous swelling, no. Only way to tell for sure is on physical exam by a doctor. So, yes, you need to have it checked out. ...Read more
I got hit in the side of the knee cap with a softball. It bruised bad, & it has been a week now & it keeps swelling & bruising worse . Hurts to bend?
I have a bruised feeling on my right knee cap. There is no bruise and I have not been active as of late so it's not from running. What can be causing?
Bruised my femur& knee cap a month ago, it still hurts and they said it would be okay in a week, & all the skin on it is numb so what does this mean?
On my right knee at the bottom of knee cap running along the outside of my knee are a series of bruises, ranging in size from pea to dime what happend?
Purpura: Assuming you didn't have an injury that would have caused this unusual pattern of bruising, you may have a condition known as Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP), an inflammation of the blood vessels. We don't know what triggers HSP and don't have a specific treatment for it. It usually goes away on its own without ill effects, but, to be safe, you should see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
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