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Sharp stabbing pain under knee cap that lessens when standing or walking or when i rub under knee cap. feels like sprain or something ?

Sharp stabbing pain under knee cap that lessens when standing or walking or when i rub under knee cap. feels like sprain or something ?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. ...Read more

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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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I'm 27yrs old and I have sharp stabbing pain in my left knee cap the pain gets worse every day now the pain is constant?

I'm 27yrs old and I have sharp stabbing pain in my left knee cap the pain gets worse every day now the pain is constant?

Maltracking: The knee cap (patella) rides in a channel at the bottom of the femur ( patellar femoral groove) while being held in place by the patellar tendon. Sometimes it will slip and ride along one side of the groove, lose cartilage, and become painful. There are surgeries to correct this, and braces that can stabilize. See your orthopedist for an eval. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain above my left knee. Hurts more when my knee is in flexion( sitting or sleeping ). What is going on?

Sharp stabbing pain above my left knee. Hurts more when my knee is in flexion( sitting or sleeping ). What is going on?

Quad strain?: Difficult to say w/out examination but sounds like you may have strained your quadriceps muscle or quads tendon w/ symptoms u are describing. Best to have it checked out so see your pcp w/ referral to orthopedist if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the mechanism of injury? Does it hurt when you press on the area. Some diagnoses include intrinsic hip and knee arthritis/ligament/tendon injuries, bursitis, radiculopathy, soft tissue strain, etc. Basically u need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing sensation in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg. No pain pushing or massaging knee. Ideas?

Sharp stabbing sensation in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg. No pain pushing or massaging knee. Ideas?

Ideas, many: Knee pain is very frequent, as with other pains try to recall: onset of pain, radiation, alleviating or aggravating factors, severity of the pain. Possible causes: sprain, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, etc. You need to see your primary doctor first and then maybe you need further referral if is not a simple diagnosis. If you had a trauma and then pain seek an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Started with sudden throbbing pain in knee now got sharp stabbing pains in left side of body , just getting over a cold any ideas ?

Started with sudden throbbing pain in knee now got sharp stabbing pains in left side of body , just getting over a cold any ideas ?

See below: Symptoms seem unrelated to a cold. Pains in the "left side of the body" covers a large area. You would need to be precise. If pain is persistent or if severe best to see a physician. If you suspect the pain doesn't require urgent care consider a Virtual consultation on line at Health Tap.http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI Get well soon. ...Read more

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What to do about a stabbing knee pain?

What to do about a stabbing knee pain?

Get it evaluated: Significant knee pain should be evaluated to determine the cause even if the knee is not swollen. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can I do about a stabbing knee pain?

What can I do about a stabbing knee pain?

Get ortho evaluation: This description is common with an acute knee meniscus injury or a stress fracture. You will need to be evaluated and xrayed. Most orthopaedic surgeons will get an MRI if the xray is negative and the examination points to the meniscus. Joint line pain and tenderness is common with this condition. Stabbing pain with squatting and twisting and touching knees in bed is common. ...Read more

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I am a dancer and I have had knee pain so i used a brace it worked but all of a sudden i started getting really bad stabbing shooting pains what is it?

See a doctor: There's something wrong because even you use the brace, but you still still experiences pain. The knee might already have some damage and brace not helping relief the symptom. You really need to see a doctor get a full exam and possible radiology study to find out the cause. ...Read more