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Stiffness Above Knee
Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?
Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more
Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?
Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more
Patello-femoral: You are describing some of the symptoms commonly associated with patella-femoral pain. The most common cause is chondromalacia patella (softening of the cartilage under the knee cap / precursor to arthritis. Other cases include supra pr infrapatella tendonitis or partial tears. See an orthopedist and get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is it? I have ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, limb pain, ankle weakness, popping or snapping sound from joint, ligament laxity, ankle pain, difficulty moving joint, painful swollen joints (better by: splinting joint, compression wrap, ice, rest) (qu
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
Severe pain radiating from sciatica down back of leg behind knee to foot. Def weakness at ankle an numbness below knee. Help?!
Sciatica: These symptoms indicate that help is needed right away. See your neurologist or orthopedist asap . Good luck ...Read more
Muscle strain: Possibilities include muscle strain, nerve inflammation, circulation problem. If there's redness and swelling, be tested for a deep clot on your veins. If there's pain with activity, there could be circulation problem. Suggest to your dr a arterial and venous us of your lower extremities. Quit smoking if you do. Take care! ...Read more
I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.
You would need: to see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no easy way to do this online. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Leg burning pain below knee into ankle. R leg. I have total knee, hip deterioratio, and feels like sciatica in thigh and butt.
May be sciatica : You can ask your physician to see a rheumatologist or a neurologist ...Read more
Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?
Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic this. You need to have imaging, and evaluation, fluid removed from the knee, and a good idea of what the internal structural problems that may be compressing the nerve or vascular structures in the back of the knee ...Read more
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