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Very sharp pain outside of knee. Hurts to walk, to bend, to have weight on it. Very sensitive. Gets worse over time.

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

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Sharp pain on the outside of my knee when running?

Sharp pain on the outside of my knee when running?

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

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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?

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?

This could be: Referred pain from inflamed cartilage from under your kneecap to a bursitis and/or tendonitis about that region of your knee. If it persists or worsens see an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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Why do I feel sharp pain in my knees sometimes?

Why do I feel sharp pain in my knees sometimes?

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

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Knee that pops loud that hurts. Also gets really sharp pain.?

Knee that pops loud that hurts. Also gets really sharp pain.?

See your doctor: You most likely have cartilage damage or erosion, and this should be evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my knee that comes and goes what do I do?

I have a sharp pain on my knee that comes and goes what do I do?

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

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Should I get my knee checked out? Every time I bend it, there is sharp pain everywhere.!

Should I get my knee checked out? Every time I bend it, there is sharp pain everywhere.!

Yes: Normal knee should not give you sharp pain from bending. Early evaluation and treatment is advised. Stay well and healthy. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have a periodic sharp pain that eminates just below the outside of the right knee and shoots down my calf.

I have a periodic sharp pain that eminates just below the outside of the right knee and shoots down my calf.

Several possibilitie: At the age of 55 there are any possibilities that come to mind. Arthritis in the knee or lateral meniscal tear is possible, bursitis at the head of the fibula bone is possible and back pain with radicular features or nerve impingement is very possible. ...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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Knee injury, sharp pain? What may be causing it?

Knee injury, sharp pain? What may be causing it?

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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Heard a pop behind my knee. Sharp pain in the middle of the back of my knee.

Consult doctor: It could be ruptured muscle, or ruptured cyst which can be confirmed by scan, please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sharp pain related to skin on the knee being moved?

What are the causes of a sharp pain related to skin on the knee being moved?

Inflammation: Probably because there is inflammation of the tissue underneath. Possibilities include the joint itself, bursitis ot tendinitis. See an orthopedist. ...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 have a sharp pain in the side of my right knee when lying down on my side at night?

I have a sharp pain in the side of my right knee when lying down on my side at night?

Daytime pain?: Any pain in daytime? Swelling? You are young for arthritis. Could be that you are a side sleeper and if pain on inner aspect of knee when the knees are stacked on top of each other then try a pillow between the legs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain at the back of my knee when I bend it and walk on it?

What to do if I have a sharp pain at the back of my knee when I bend it and walk on it?

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

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain at the back of my knee when I bend it and walk on it?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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Please help I have sudden sharp pain in thigh just above knee?

Please help I have sudden sharp pain in thigh just above knee?

Quad tendon rupture: If there was a sudden snap and you are having difficulty extending your knee I would worry about a quad tendon rupture, although you are quite young for it. Most likley it is a tendinitis. ...Read more

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What can cause a sharp pain throughout the shin and up to the inside of the knee?

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

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My knee gives me sharp pain every time I bend my knees, would it be a torn ligament? Thanks

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

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When my knee touches the floor I get a sharp pain at the top of my knee cap, what could be causing this pain?

When my knee touches the floor I get a sharp pain at the top of my knee cap, what could be causing this pain?

Deep or superficial: If superficial can be bursitis. if deep can be in the quadriceps (for example tendinitis), or behind the patella (like chondromalacia or arthritis. ...Read more