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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

Got a sharp pain behind knee cap and is getting worse everyday could it be fluid if so is there anyway of helping it without going to the doctor?

You can try: oral anti inflammatory meds such as aleve or motrin (naprosyn or ibuprofen), rest, and alternating ice and heat. If that does not help, you need to see a doctor. Don't let it go until damage becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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Why my knee will always become stiff when im walking and its started to have a pull and sharp pain around the knee cap...what its?

Why my knee will always become stiff when im walking and its started to have a pull and sharp pain around the knee cap...what its?

Joint pain worse: Progressive symptoms in a joint of the body should be evaluated by a physician. Be prepared to answer questions like when the pain started, if there was any trauma, what you have done for your symptoms, if you have a family history of immune or joint diseases, when the symptoms occur, and if you have fever, redness, swelling or warmth in the area. ...Read more

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When i go down steps or plant my left leg to turn, I am getting a sharp pain under my knee cap & it feels like my knee is going to give out.?

When i go down steps or plant my left leg to turn, I am getting a sharp pain under my knee cap & it feels like my knee is going to give out.?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Ive injured my lcl last two years..and now its getting bad and i have this sharp pain in my knee cap..what should i do?

Ive injured my lcl last two years..and now its getting bad and i have this sharp pain in my knee cap..what should i do?

Complex: The LCL is extremely complex. A tear often requires surgical reconstruction as it does not heal on its own. Knee cap pain is a separate and discrete issue. In your situation it may be best to seek out your nearest friendly neighborhood Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon! ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain under knee cap that lessens when standing or walking or when i rub under knee cap. feels like sprain or something ?

Sharp stabbing pain under knee cap that lessens when standing or walking or when i rub under knee cap. feels like sprain or something ?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain and cracking in knee cap?

What could cause sharp pain and cracking in knee cap?

Wear if cArtilage: you can have cartilage degeneration that causes pain with bending. You can have patella tendinitis also. Need good evaluation to get options to treat it. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Sharp pain on side of knee cap/around knee cap. Running/biking daily before but haven't exercised for 4 days and pain still here. Worse w/standing/bending?

Sharp pain on side of knee cap/around knee cap. Running/biking daily before but haven't exercised for 4 days and pain still here. Worse w/standing/bending?

Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms are characteristic of ' chondromalacia of the patella' or kneecap pain.Pain can occur from actual softening of the kneecap cartilage, tendinitis, instability of the kneecap or malalignment of your lower extremity( or a combination of the above). Rest, nsaids and isometric quad strengthening w/ hamstring stretching would be recommended initially. See your ors if symptoms continue. Gl! ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more