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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

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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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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What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and  knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

See a pain doctor: Narcotics are not the best medications for nerve pain. There are many better medications. Spinal cord stimulators are used for pain after back surgeries. See an interventional pain physician and they can help come up with a plan. ...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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Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?

Hard blow to right knee. Stabbing pain through kneecap, weight bearing hurts, pivoting hurts sometime?

Hard 2 say: There can b many injuries, more info of what type of blow. Wt bearing flexed knee could b acl cartilage mcl direct blow 2 patella could b fx- tendinitis of quad or patellar tendon- or pre or infra patellar bursitis- chondral contusion. All plus more can b from a blow 2 the knee. That is why u need 2 b cn by an ortho 4 xam @ x-rays. ...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

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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 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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Bad knee pain?

Bad knee pain?

SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read more

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