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Pulsing Knee Cap
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
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Knee pain on left side, under knee cap to the touch. The knee is tight and hurts to bend. Especially going down stairs. It is swollen above knee cap.
Go see PCP: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, tenderness, and decreased range of motion are suggestive of inflammation. It can be as benign as a tendinitis if you recently did some strenuous exercising, or more serious if you are having fevers (it can be sign of infection or gout). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left knee pain above knee cap for three years, comes and goes. Trouble keeping knee bent, feels best with leg straight. Feels unstable on stairs.
Patellofemoral: Sounds like patellofemoral syndrome which is a maltracking of the knee cap due to a muscular imbalance across the knee (weak quads and tight hamstrings). The symptoms include a grinding sensation and anterior knee pain with squatting, kneeling, and bending. This can be addressed with physical therapy. If you have any swelling or instability issues then i would recommend an evaluation. ...Read more
Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?
Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?
I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?
Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?
Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need exam: You may have some iliotibial band tenderness and inflammation. You may also have some lateral patella issues it s difficult to tell without an exam most of these can be treated with ice, nsaids and rest. Sometimes physical therapy with modalities and stretching can be helpful. ...Read more
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits. ...Read more
Many thoughts: You may have had the patella slip sideways or may have had a piece of cartilage get caught between the upper and lower leg bones. If there is no swelling, heat or redness, one may wish to ice the knee, take some Ibuprofen type medications for pain and rest the joint as much as possible for a few days. If this doesn't work, get seen by pcp or ortho doc. ...Read more
Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap
Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping , cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella . You should see a knee specialist . Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more