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Sharp Pain On Top Of Kneecap
I'm experiencing occasional pinches/ sharp pain in &around my patella tendon. The pain lasts for a second or two then goes away.
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Ly have the it band issue.
You probably need therapy for stretching exercises, maybe us would also help. These and the pain meds you are taking should resolve the problem. The natural history of such an issue is that they do resolve over a period of time (maybe 3-5 yrs) or longer.
Do see your orhopod to exclude any other associated condition in the knee.
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While walking inside the house, I suddenly had a sharp pain under my left kneecap. I have no warning and it comes and goes throughout the day.
Chondromalacia: In your age group, this probably represents a condition known as chomdormalacia underneath your patella. This is a degenerative condition in which the cartilage under your patella softens, becomes irregular, and can cause the pain you are describing. There are other potential causes as well. Consider being seen. ...Read more
I have a very sharp pain on my left kneecap, hurts especially when going up stairs. Have had it for a while, but it is getting worse, sharper. Help?
I have a indent from banging my kneecap in a soccer game no swelling but when I press in the indent sharp pain what can be done?
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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?
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
My knee oddly popped. I had a sharp pain right under my kneecap. It swelled and bruised. What did I do?
Several possibility: There are a few structures there that can cause sudden pain. With this small amount of info, things to consider are: patella tendon strain or partial tear, patella cartilage injury, infrapatellar fat pad impingement, meniscus tear, inferior pole patella fracture. If symptoms do not improve, you should be seen by orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Reoccuring patella dislocation. Last one a week ago, little pain when it happened. Now lower medial sharp pain and half dollar size bruise.
Sharp pain around right knee shooting down leg when crossing it. Patella doesn't hurt. Full weight bearing and strength. Not swollen either.
Meniscus injury: An injury to the meniscus can lead to pain when applying pressure to the inside of the knee while crossing the legs this can be aggravated. Although usually there is swelling of the knee sometimes you'll only get pain and not much swelling. If regularanti-inflammatories and ice or not helping then it is necessary to obtain consultation with an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Jumped exercising 1 month ago, felt sharp pain under kneecap and inside of knee. Still feel pain when exercising, mainly squatting and walking stairs.
Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?
Ortho Evaluation: Your symptoms of catching suddenly sound structural, meaning that you likely have a cartilage injury to either the undersurface of your kneecap (patella) or the opposing surface of the trochlea. A thorough orthopedic evaluation will help when the weather not you need advanced imaging beyond xrays, such as an MRI. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on my knee/kneecap when I touch it or kneel on it (even a light touch will set it off). What is this and what can I do to get rid of it. I just seemed to appear out of nowhere. I tried using cortisol hoping it would get rid of inflamm
There are a few different possibilities. You could be dealing with a septic knee joint (infectious process), bursitis (inflammation of fluid filled sacs in the knee), tendonits (inflammation of the tendons). Gout (excess uric acid affecting knee joint). Chondromalacia (softening of the cartilage under the knee cap) etc. Therefore the bottom line is to see your doctor right away for a complete evaluation and diagnostic testing/imaging. In the meantime rest your knee, take Ibuprofen every 6-8 hours, and icing it won't hurt.
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I have been having sharp pain behind my knee when bent, deep within the knee, by the kneecap, and recently twitching after running, but no swelling.
Souds like: Osgood-schlatter's disease, common in you age group. You will need an accurate physical examination and maybe x rays, so see your doctor for better advice. ...Read more
What could cause a sharp pain at the top of left leg, right at the crease. It comes and goes and does not last long but it very sharp.
Nerve irritation: Nerve irritation pain is very sharp and the nerve root irritation usually is in the back even though it is felt only in the leg. Other symptoms of nerve irritation are numbness, pins and needles and shooting pains. Muscle problems related to nerve irritation is usually that of stiffness, tightness, aching with muscle tenderness. Please consult with your family dr.. ...Read more
Felt a sharp pain top of left leg in groin area while using rowing machine. Each stroke the pain got worse. I had to stop after 1 min.?
See below: 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
I have been experiencing a sudden sharp pain that travels from the top of my left leg to my foot. Also lower back pain that resembles pressure.?
Bursitis?: The prepatellar bursa sits on front of the knee and can get inflamed and feel very tight. That's one possibility. This bursa can also get infected. Seek medical attention if not improving with rest, anti-inflammatories, ice. If you have redness, increased warmth or fever/chills, then seek attention urgently. ...Read more
I dislocated my right patella just over a week ago. It's about the 7th time. I am getting sharp stabbing in the top of knee and the side?
MRI then surgery: With that many dislocations, surgery will probably be necessary to achieve stability of your patella. An MRI can demonstrate various areas of damage and guide one as to the cause of your pain. Bone bruising and cartilage injury commonly occurs after a dislocation. Time to see an orthopedist. A quality brace can give you some pain relief and stability. ...Read more
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Several causes: There are several possible causes including hip or knee problems, muscle or tendon issues and even back problems. Have the issue evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more
Muscle or nerve: For a young person, the most likely issue is muscle pain in the 'posterior chain" these are the muscles that keep you erect. These include the buttocks and the hamstrings as well as the low back muscles. They could be responding to a problem in the lower back. Or you could have an si, sacroiliac, issue. You could also have a pinched nerve from a herniation of the lumbar disk in the low back. ...Read more
Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a problem with the nerves in the legs), or blood flow issues. The ways to determine the cause is to figure out what makes the symptoms better & worse and a physical examination. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a more specific question! ...Read more
Any trauma?: Are you a runner? Have you been sitting for a long time? Do you have any medical problems? Do you have a clotting disorder? All of these questions and more would help answer why. All depends. Maybe dehydrated? Consider hydration? . .. Some headaches need new glasses, others, blood pressure medicine. Same here ...Read more
Need an exam: Many causes. Most innocent. But there could a serious unerlying cause. ...Read more
Shin splints: See a podiatrist for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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