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Sharp Pain On Outside Of Knee
Very sharp pain outside of knee. Hurts to walk, to bend, to have weight on it. Very sensitive. Gets worse over time.
Be seen: There are multiple possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Knee pain.: Your doctor should evaluate your knee for evidence of patellar maltracking, lateral meniscal tear or lateral collateral ligament injury. In the absence of these, you may benefit from a knee stabilizing knee support and/or sneakers that better align your foot with respect to the ground (which can be properly fitted at a sporting goods store). ...Read more
When I put pressure on to my kneecap e.g (kneeling with the knee on the grounds) I get a sharp pain on the outside of my knee. What could this be?
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
Depends: Most knee complaints are due to a mechanical issue, particularly if there is no history of injury. These type of injuries can be successfully rehabilitated. If there is a history of injury, then there may be some structural damage to the internal structures of the knee such as a ligament or meniscus. Either way, you should get evaluated by a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedist. ...Read more
Need more info: What part of the knee? Any injury? Any weakness or decreased range of motion? If otc NSAID doesn't help, see fp for exam & further workup. ...Read more
Yes: Normal knee should not give you sharp pain from bending. Early evaluation and treatment is advised. Stay well and healthy. ...Read more
Why does the outer part of my knee have a sharp pain when I try to straiten it after I have been sitting for a while? It also tends to swell up.
I have an occasional sharp pain in the side of my knee. As if was getting a shot. It recurs at random times, not related to any activity or position.
Hard to say for sure: Without further detailed questions such as which side it hurts on and if the pain radiates, how long it lasts, if it is made worse ever by movement or walking, if you ever hear a noise associated with the pain, and if there is swelling with it? Could be many things such as arthritis, meniscus problems, or ligamentous issues. A thorough exam with your doc would be most helpful for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have a periodic sharp pain that eminates just below the outside of the right knee and shoots down my calf.
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
Consult doctor: It could be ruptured muscle, or ruptured cyst which can be confirmed by scan, please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Check out this link: About unstable knee cap. Take care! Http://www. Northshorelij. Com/orthopaedics/en/conditions-treatments/unstable-kneecap. ...Read more
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 mass, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
May be meniscus tear: Usually a sharp pain with certain activities such as twisting / bending may be a meniscus tear. If you have mechanical symptoms such as locking and catching it would be a good idea to see an orthopedic surgeon who can examine you better. If you had an injury then an MRI may be indicated as well. A hands on exam would be needed to evaluate this. Thanks! ...Read more
My left knee bottom p art been getting a sharp pain that hurts to the point I don't want to stand on it.
This one will need: In-person evaluation for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm laying down and I lift up my neck and as I do that I feel a sharp pain on my knee?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like a pinched nerve in your neck. Typically that is most times what causes pain all the way down or up your arm. Alternatively, it could be a pinched nerve in arm as well like in the brachial plexus and/or nerve entrapment elsewhere. If your knee hurts it suggests the pinching in your neck is more severe than usual. I would suggest seeing a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more
I have a bad knee, and monday I mightve walked more than usual, later I felt a sharp pain and its been hurting more since, what do you think happened?
Bad knee: Number of possibilities but suspect bad knee is worse. If we do 2nd opinion can help more. ...Read more
Sharp pain in hamstring as I bend at the knee. Especially if I bend it sort of like taking the catcher's position. 51 year old male. Even when stra?
Hamstring Injury: Full history and physical exam indicated. Any history of truama? Any bruising in the area? Any pain radiating from your lower back to your foot? Studies show that for hamstring injuries that occur suddenly rest, ice, compression with an ace bandage, elevation at night can help with the inflammation and pain. If worsening or not resolved please see MD preferably orthopaedics if possible ...Read more
Shin pain: Several things come to mind: shin splints, muscle pain in the foreleg (often the soleus or tibialis posterior muscle), posterior tibial tendinitis, pes anserine bursitis, varicose veins, poor circulation ("claudication"), swelling/edema, tibial stress fracture, and pinched nerve in the back (l4 or L5 radiculopathy or 'sciatica'). If pain persists, i'd suggest seeing your physician to sort it out. ...Read more
Unlikely: A torn ligament is a serious injury which typically occurs only with significant trauma such as a ski accident or sports injury. A torn ligament will typically result in instability of the knee. So, if you have not had any significant trauma then it is unlikely to be a torn ligament. See a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
When my knee touches the floor I get a sharp pain at the top of my knee cap, what could be causing this pain?
My right knee started to grind and have a really sharp pain when I bend it it has been getting worres it not swollen?
Have it evaluated: Have the knee evaluated then you will know the cause and how to resolve the problem. ...Read more
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