Top 20 Doctor insights on: Sharp pain behind left knee

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Sharp pain behind the left knee cap when at rest, that is lying in bed.?

Sharp pain behind the left knee cap when at rest, that is lying in bed.?

Consult: With a doctor to make sure this is not a problem with your circulation or nerves. If there is any swelling, it could be deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can lead to pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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How can I ease this sharp pain in my left knee?

How can I ease this sharp pain in my left knee?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left knee and my knee moves about 1½in in both directions?

I have a sharp pain in my left knee and my knee moves about 1½in in both directions?

Check out this link: About unstable knee cap. Take care! Http://www. Northshorelij. Com/orthopaedics/en/conditions-treatments/unstable-kneecap. ...Read more

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I got a sharp pain in the muscle about one inch above the left knee. What is it?

One inch up: One inch in the front, side or back? Usually something related to trauma or posture. Enthsopathy or tendon pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the centre of left knee when I put pressure on it or bend down. Can walk normally and everything else. What could it be?

Sharp pain in the centre of left knee when I put pressure on it or bend down. Can walk normally and everything else. What could it be?

Central Knee Pain: Pain just behind kneecap? Are you athletic or have you started new sports? Past injury/surgery to left knee? Pain-free when walking/running? Worse pain with climbing or descending stairs? Could be caused by many things including “chondromalacia patella” (a general term for damage to the cartilage under your kneecap). ...Read more

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I started running a few weeks ago. Ever since I have been experiencing a sharp pain on the outside of my left knee after I run. Please help?

I started running a few weeks ago. Ever since I have been experiencing a sharp pain on the outside of my left knee after I run. Please help?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, among the more common is known as ilio tibial band syndrome which causes pain in the area you are describing and is one of the more common causes of knee pain in runners, particularly women. Therapy it even a cortisone shot can help. It is important to warm up and stretch before running to prevent recurrence. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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I have been training for a 1/2 marathon and after an 11 mile run 2, weeks ago I have a sharp pain just to the right of my kneecap on my left knee.?

I have been training for a 1/2 marathon and after an 11 mile run 2, weeks ago I have a sharp pain just to the right of my kneecap on my left knee.?

Overuse, or worse...: Anterior knee pain (patello-femoral dysfunction) is a commonly seen "overuse" injury that can appear after a person increases his training, changes running surfaces, changes to different shoes, gets a separate leg injury that results in slight gait changes, gets some weakness in the quads, etc... A primary care, sports med, or orthopedic doctor's exam can help. Meanwhile, running less is helpful. ...Read more

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I fell at work, hard on my left knee. I have sharp pain when kneeling or even when I touch my knee cap. What happened?

I fell at work, hard on my left knee. I have sharp pain when kneeling or even when I touch my knee cap. What happened?

Need X-ray: If you haven't done so already, you need to be examined and have an x-ray. It is possible that you have fractured/broken your knee cap which sometimes requires surgery or at least a brace or cast. If not, then most likely you have sustained a contusion or bone bruise which should improve with time. Other possibilities exist as well & are best determined by an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain while kneeling on my left knee. It feels like a piece of glass stabbed me followed by some numbness. Its below knee cap to the left.?

Several thoughts: Pain below your kneecap area which is the patella tendon can be caused from inflammation of the patella tendon. It can also be from arthritis under the kneecap. There are also skin disorders and bursitis that can cause pain in this area. You really need to get a good physical examination to be able to make the true diagnosis. Seek out the advice of an orthopedic surgeon to help you. ...Read more

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Evening, every time I kneel down I get a sharp pain in my left knee, like I've knelt on a piece of glass. I'm 36 & a mother of 2. I work out 5 times?

Evening, every time I kneel down I get a sharp pain in my left knee, like I've knelt on a piece of glass. I'm 36 & a mother of 2. I work out 5 times?

Bursa, nerve, etc.: There is a bursa on the front of the knee called the prepatellar bursa that can become very inflamed and sensitive, especially when keeling. There are also small nerves on the front of the knee that can become inflamed. Finally, the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad and cartilage behind the patella can also be sources of pain. Time to see an orthopedic doc if this is not resolving. ...Read more

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My left knee feels like it needs to pop and I have a sharp pain going from my ankle to my left side of knee also j have Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis?

You need to have: Proper examination and diagnosis by experienced healthcare provider. This condition sounds like meniscal tears or rupture along with joint fluid accumulation, which almost always means inflammation (arthritis or arthrosis). And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Sharp left knee pain moves down to left foot what's the cause?

Many causes: Any injuries to the knee? Any back pain? any calf swelling? Too many possibilities. Suggest getting evaluated ...Read more

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Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Conservative care: Could be an injury to the soft tissue structures within the knee, possibly the meniscus. I would treat with conservative care: rest, ice, and perhaps Aleve (naproxen) or similar product. Hopefully it will resolve in short order. ...Read more