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Swollen knee cap, keeping makin crunch noise causing pain and difficult to walk nd sleep?

Swollen knee cap,  keeping makin crunch noise causing pain and difficult to walk nd sleep?

Patella: Consider prepatellar bursitis, patellofemoral syndrome, chondromalacia patella, patellar tilt/maltracking. Consider pt, exercise, vmo, modalities, open patellar brace, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more


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Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be be 12 year old boy - hit by a plastic be be in knee cap

Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be be 12 year old boy - hit by a plastic be be in knee cap

Hello, : Hello, you describe his knee as red and swollen. Signs of infection include: swelling, erythema (redness), warmth, tenderness, possible drainage, possible red streaks coming from lesions as well as fever, when more advanced. This should be medically evaluated as he may need antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen knee for well over a month, been on 500mg of anti inflamitries. No change. It's above my patella?

I've had a swollen knee for well over a month, been on 500mg of anti inflamitries.  No change. It's above my patella?

Could be: Arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis. Go see your dr for a thorough evaluation and assessment. You may need an x-ray and/or MRI and a referral to the orthopedic specialist for an accurate dx. Give us some feedback later. ...Read more

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Bent slightly at knees at heard a pop in left knee. Swollen knee and tendon goes to to left not straight from patella to tibia. Eds classical. Cause?

Bent slightly at knees at heard a pop in left knee. Swollen knee and tendon goes to to left not straight from patella to tibia. Eds classical. Cause?

Eds?: Not familiar w/ abbreviation. Sounds like u subluxated your patella( kneecap) though . Sorry didn't realize you had ehler's danlos syndrome ... Now i understand. As you know very well your joints are 'looser' than ' normal' joints and kneecaps can 'slip' out of place w/ the stresses of squatting.See your ors for evaluation and quad strengthening/ patellar bracing if needed. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my knee swelling up on top of my knee cap overnight it feels like a waterballon ?

Should I be worried about my knee swelling up on top of my knee cap overnight it feels like a waterballon ?

Seek more advice: Most likely this represents swelling within your joint called an effusion or swelling outside the joint on top of the patella, called prepatellar bursitis. Either way, you should seek additional advice via a physician evaluation. For now, limiting your weight-bearing and icing the knee 20 minutes every 1-2 hours would be wise. ...Read more

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How long does it take knee swelling to go when cast comes off for patella fracture?

How long does it take knee swelling to go when cast comes off for patella fracture?

Days to weeks: It can take days to weeks for the swelling to resolve, but as long as your x-rays show progressive healing of the fracture, then you should see progressive improvement of the swelling. Try elevating the knee when you are at rest, and you could also try an ace wrap. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

Find the reason: Most of the time it is bursitis in front of the knee cap. Warm moist heat rebated as often as possible, try not to bend the knee for a week (brace) use antibiotics and medications for inflammations. ...Read more

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I dance and I felt a pop under my knee cap. It also hurts on the inside of my knee. Pressure, overuse, and bending hurts it. Not swollen. ?

I dance and I felt a pop under my knee cap. It also hurts on the inside of my knee. Pressure, overuse, and bending hurts it. Not swollen. ?

KNEE PAIN: knee pain and popping you need an exam baseline labs and knee X-ray . It may be chondromalacia patellae.(Runners knee) If duration of knee pain is over 3 months a knee MRI would be indicated to define the anatomy and evaluate for structural damage. Also consult a PMR doctor for potential injections of platelets or glucose . Lastly an ortho consult in case surgery is needed ...Read more

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Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Instability: In the absence of a contusion or trauma in the area, it is possible that you have an instability of your knee and/or patella. You should visit your physician for an evaluation and potential physical therapy to correct any muscle imbalance. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Above my knee cap is swollen. What does that mean? And what should I do?

Above my knee cap is swollen. What does that mean? And what should I do?

C an orthopedic sur-: eon. Could Be swelling in the pre patellar bursa, or fluid in the joint proper. The causes & treatments R very different. ...Read more

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Forgot to unclip out of my pedals on my bike at a stop. Fell over and my bike landed on the point of myknee. My knee cap is swollen and hurts when b?

Forgot to unclip out of my pedals on my bike at a stop.  Fell over and my bike landed on the point of myknee.  My knee cap is swollen and hurts when b?

Contusion : Probably a knee cap contusion. Ice it, take anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic, and rest. Of not better in a few days, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why is my knee cap and around my knee warm, red and swollen?

Why is my knee cap and around my knee warm, red and swollen?

Possible infection: Concerning for infection: possibly of the prepatellar bursa. Hallmarks for infection are: hot, red, swollen, painful. If it isnt getting better would go in to be seen. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee quite hard at football yesterday and is quite painful on the knee cap and above it. It's a little swollen any idea what it could be?

I fell on my knee quite hard at football yesterday and is quite painful on the knee cap and above it. It's a little swollen any idea what it could be?

If U landed directly: on the knee cap it could B an injury 2 the pre-patellar bursa. If there is an abrasion over the area, there's a risk of it becoming infected. Best 2 C an orthopedic surgeon 4 hands on eval & imaging 2 rule out fracture. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen on the out side of my knee cap, it hurts when I walk and bend it?

My knee is swollen on the out side of my knee cap, it hurts when I walk and bend it?

Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information like if there is history of any trauma,how long it has been swollen,what your occupation is etc And swelling of knee needs to be examined and may need imaging like Xray and MRI if indicated find out what is causing the swelling and pain Swelling can be caused by trauma,inflammatin like Arthritis,fluid in the knee,infection,gout or psedogout ...Read more

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I have a swollen vein on the front of my knee cap ,it does swell from time to time and can be painful ,should I be concerned?

I have a swollen vein on the front of my knee cap ,it does swell from time to time and can be painful ,should I be concerned?

No: The vein involved is not part of the deep system, and as such there would not be a concern about it causing a pulmonary embolus. But if has been a persistent issue, I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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