Top
40
Doctor insights on: Sharp Pain In Upper Femur To Knee Joint

Share
1

1
What is wrong with me? I have pain that starts in my upper femur to the knee joint

What is wrong with me? I have pain that starts in my upper femur to the knee joint

Referred pain: How long have you had symptoms? If it's been more than 6 weeks further evaluation is necessary.

Pain or conditions from the hip often will hurt this way

stress fractures or labrum pathology can hurt this way ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 Doctors shared insights

Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


3

3
I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?

Infection: Did they find the source as to why you're getting the septic arthritis? You are at significantly higher risk of MRSA septic arthritis, especially with a prosthesis? Did they eradicate the infection before the total hips and knee? How did they confirm they were eradicated? ...Read more

5

5
What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more

8

8
Bone cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur. What does it mean? Could this be causing constant pain in my knee? Plus small joint effusion

Cyst can cause pain: A bone cyst in the distal femur is a common finding on x-ray of the knee. It is possible that the cyst can cause pain and a small effusion. The next step is to see a medical provider and have an MRI performed on the knee including the distal femur to evaluate the cyst and knee joint in more detail. ...Read more

9

9
What should I do about my hip and knee? I'm a 15 year old girl and in 8th grade I tore my minescus and broke my femur in my left leg, got surgery and was recovering/in physical therapy for about two years. Now I injured the joint in my left ankle and am s

What should I do about my hip and knee? I'm a 15 year old girl and in 8th grade I tore my minescus and broke my femur in my left leg, got surgery and was recovering/in physical therapy for about two years. Now I injured the joint in my left ankle and am s

I: I echo what dr. Lee said. Walking boots are generally a little higher than your normal shoe, and they change the way you walk. It is common to get pain on the opposite side when you wear a walking boot for any significant time period. I would recommend wearing a thicker soled shoe on the right side. If the pain on the right side continues, then physical therapy may help you so I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

10

10
What can decrease knee joint wear and tear?

What can decrease knee joint wear and tear?

Healthy muscles: The best way to take good care of your knees and minimize the wear and tear is through a combination of low impact activities, maintaining health weight, and regular muscle conditioning/strengthening. Consult with a physical therapist or orthopaedic surgeon for specific instructions. ...Read more

11

11
How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

See below:: Knee is superficial, ie, without much muscle protecting/covering it, while other 2 are deeply located and nicely protected.
The knee is easily injured for lack of the muscles; the knee, being a weight bearing joint is prone to twisting injuries, with strains/sprains frequently occurring, many times more so than the other 2. Also knee is an unstable joint with no inherent stability, like the hip. ...Read more

12

12
What is arthrofibrosis of the knee joint? Does it mean tearing?

What is arthrofibrosis of the knee joint? Does it mean tearing?

Scar tissue.: Arthrofibrosis means that scar tissue has formed in the joint, thus limiting range of motion and causes discomfort. ...Read more

13

13
What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

-itis = inflammation: So knee capsulitis is inflammation of the membrane in the knee joint. May be due to trauma, infection, gout, pseudogout, auto-immune disease. Fp/orthopedics can evaluate & offer treatment options. Nsaids (if u tolerate them) may help. Other treatments depend on cause. ...Read more

14

14
Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Yes: Joint problems can occur at any age. If you are having problems, see a specialist and have an evaluation. ...Read more

15

15
Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

16

16
I started having knee joint pains, what can I do about it?

I started having knee joint pains, what can I do about it?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

17

17
What is the definition or description of: septic knee joint?

What is the definition or description of: septic knee joint?

Infected: Septic refers to infection. A septic knee has active infection inside the joint. More common after knee replacement, it is quite rare in healthy adults. Signs are pain, redness, and swelling. If you were concerned about this, you should have it checked out urgently, as it can quickly lead to significant arthritis. ...Read more

18

18
Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read more

19

19
How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...Read more

20

20
Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Go see an: Orthopedist to have the knee examined so you don't cause any further injury while walking on it. ...Read more

21

21
What are the side effects of arthroscopy on the knee joint?

What are the side effects of arthroscopy on the knee joint?

Pain swelling: Since you do invade the joint with the scope, your joint responds like it has been injured. Pain, swelling, stiffness, leg soreness. Post scope, gentle exercises, stationary bike, pain meds, ice, and rest are all helpful in the recovery. Don't be impatient, recovery often takes longer than expected. Give your joint time and gentle care. ...Read more

22

22
I want to know what's the remedy for very painful knee joint?

I want to know what's the remedy for very painful knee joint?

I always recommend: Evaluation for a chronic or sever problem. However, acupuncture is excellent for reducing pain ; inflammation ; improving range of motion for many types of knee pain. ...Read more

26

26
What should I do for severe pain in knee joint if I have osteoporosis?

What should I do for severe pain in knee joint if I have osteoporosis?

Knee injection.: Knee pain generally is not related to osteoporosis. Degenerative arthritis is a common cause. After x-ray or MRI an orthopaedic surgeon can decide what type of injection might help. Surgery may be necessary in some cases. ...Read more

27

27
I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

I have soft tissue swelling in my Right knee joint. How I'll be cured?

Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an orthopedic surgeon and you are on your way for resolution. ...Read more

28

28
I'm permanently swollen and have a painful knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: It could be a number of different things, including arthritis, infection, or an injury. You should get evaluated to get a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

29

29
Hello doctor please help me eith my knee joint paining recently what will I do?

Hello doctor please help me eith my knee joint paining recently what will I do?

Get an Evaluation: First you need a diagnosis before any treatment can be recommended. You ned to be seen by a competent physician for an examination to determine if you need X-ray or MRI or just Physical Therapy or other interventions. ...Read more

30

30
What happens to you if there is an infection in the knee joint under the capsule?

What happens to you if there is an infection in the knee joint under the capsule?

Unsure?: By your quesiton, I am unsure. However, if you believe you have an infections in your knee, anywhere, please see a doctor immediately and have it examined and appropriately treated. Knee infections are very serious and the sooner it is treated, the better. Don't delay. Get seen! ...Read more

31

31
My sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How is this typically treated?

My sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How is this typically treated?

Depends: Ganglion cysts (also known as Baker's Cysts) are synovial cysts of the knee joint. In most cases they are treated conservatively. In cases where they are very large they can be drained but often recur. Very large cysts are best excised in very rare circumstances ...Read more

32

32
I have a problem with masturbation and feel pain in the knee joint, what do I do?

I have a problem with masturbation and feel pain in the knee joint, what do I do?

Stop: Stop what is causing the pain, see your PCP for an evaluation. Over the counter ibuprofen is good for knee pain. not sure what your masturbation problem is but you could seek out a psychotherapist that specializes in sexual problems. ...Read more

33

33
Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Exercise class: Back off with the more strenuous, painful exercises. Stick with light weight and stretching til you get painless good range of motion at the joint. If still problems, see the orthopedc surgeon. ...Read more

34

34
What can I do to lower my anxiety level if I'm about to have a knee joint aspiration?

What can I do to lower my anxiety level if I'm about to have a knee joint aspiration?

Many things: First, understand what's causing your anxiety - is it the procedure or what the illness is? Are you worried about your knee function? Anxiety indicates that you are worried about potential danger, so understanding what you're specifically worried about can help you cope. ...Read more

35

35
How to reduce uric acid crystals formed on knee joint in case of gout. What food to take?

How to reduce uric acid crystals formed on knee joint in case of gout. What food to take?

Diet may help some: You're already on zyloprim (allopurinol) / Allopurinol for your uric acid / gout. Uric acid crystals in your knee are likely to dissolve as the medication does its work. Your physician may or may not feel that some dietary restrictions may be helpful, but no magic food cures gout. ...Read more

37

37
What do you suggest if my sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How can this be treated?

What do you suggest if my sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How can this be treated?

Only if painful: Ganglion cysts are fluid filled structures usually associated with a joint. The wrist is most commonly involved but any joint can be affected. If not bothersome, no treatment may be needed. Causes of knee cyst include inflammation, meniscal injuries, bursitis and tendinitis, or ligament injury. Large cysts behind the knee can affect circulation. If bothersome get it checked out. ...Read more

38

38
What would cause a knee joint to feel like its burning on the inside so bad? I have osteoarthritis in it.

Severe osteo--: -arthritis is a safe bet. Check with your orthopedic surgeon, as your May have just a flare up of your arthritis. An injection can easily quiet it down. ...Read more

40

40
Can glucosamine cure "knee joint liquid shortage"? The problem occured after an active jogging season. (5miles average per day)

Can glucosamine cure "knee joint liquid shortage"? The problem occured after an active jogging season. (5miles average per day)

Not in a 28 year old: I doubt the explanation you were given is correct. At your age, a tendinitis would be more likely. Get another opinion. ...Read more