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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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Im having pain located in only my right knee while standing, sitting, laying down. If I accidentally hit it on something there is a shooting pain that stays consentrated in my knee cap.

Im having pain located in only my right knee while standing, sitting, laying down. If I accidentally hit it on something there is a shooting pain that stays consentrated in my knee cap.

Kneecap: you need to be examined for correct diagnosis but it sounds like your kneecap may be the cause.squatting loads the kneecap into the trochlea(groove in femur bone) and can irritate the kneecap cartilage(chondromalacia).Try stretching your hamstrings more before squats/lunges etc.Ibuprofen may be helpful.See an orthopedic surgeon if cont'd pain/popping after discussing w/parent(s). best of luck! ...Read more

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I am having medial knee pain around the femur. Point tenderness on medial side with sharp shooting pains under the patella. Why?

I am having medial knee pain around the femur. Point tenderness on medial side with sharp shooting pains under the patella. Why?

Various causes: Possibilities include cartilage damage, tendonitis, osteochondritis dessicans. Any history of injury? An orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shooting pain at the back of my knee cap for almost a week now.Is this because of the varicose or dvt?

I am experiencing shooting pain at the back of my knee cap for almost a week now.Is this because of the varicose or dvt?

See a physician: Pain at the back of the kneecap can be you to multiple reasons which includes joint and ligament problems, nerve problems, DVT , varicose veins and bakers cyst you should consult an orthopedic physician who can diagnose your problem by physical examination and imaging studies like x-rays or MRI if indicated. ...Read more

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Knee pain: under and below the knee cap-when I stretch it there is sharp pain. I've been icing it, but doesn't help. Hurting for more than a week.

Knee pain: under and below the knee cap-when I stretch it there is sharp pain. I've been icing it, but doesn't help. Hurting for more than a week.

Varies: There are several possibilities including tendinitis of the patellar tendon at its orgin on the patella or chondromalacia on the under surface of the patella. You would probably do well to avoid jumping activities and activities that involve a lot of knee flexion, and if it does not get better I would consider being seen. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain i have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain i have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

Not commonly: You maybe having symptoms from your lumbar spine. At age 30, you are on average too young to develop significant arthritis in your knee. There is a chance your knee pain and leg pain is coming from your back. Go see an orthopaedic surgeon or spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. During physical therapy i tore my patella now I have shooting pain down my right leg starting at my knee

My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. During physical therapy i tore my patella now I have shooting pain down my right leg starting at my knee

See your orthopod: If you tore your patellar tendon, this should be fixed, even if you have a femoral nerve palsy. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment sooner rather than later. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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