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It depends....: There is an area above your knee called the pre-patella bursa. This can become swollen for a variety of reasons including trauma, overuse, and some forms of arthritis. Rest, ice, elevation, and compression of the area should help as well as taking something like Alieve or ibuprofen. ...Read more
Yes and No:
The knee has fluid or what is called an effusion under the knee cap. Over time ( 3 months) it will go away.
It is not harmful just cosmetically larger knee.
If you need it removed see an Orthopedic doctor for arthrocentesis. They can insert a needle and drain the fluid. It may return if the area is still healing.
Fluid is natures way of making you go easy on your knee. ...Read more
Had mpfl surgery 8 months ago. Today my kneecap subluxed again for the 1st time. Still hurts and is swollen. Should this be happening post-surgery?
It can: Many times it the distal alignment is bad, u r still stressing the mfpl ; it can stretch ; fail as ur original ligament failed. I am a firm believer in acute repair and distal realignment done ; the same time. Also a lateral release@ @ the same time all help 2 give u the best alignment ; decrease the chance of recurrence. ...Read more
17. Catcher for 7 years. Shooting pains and dull ache right side of left kneecap. Swollen. on and off pain for a year. Worsens when sitting while bent?
Bottom of kneecap hurts really bad after sports a little swollen can't stretch it either Been like this for a good 3 months and gets worse what is it?
Knee pain: This may be something called pre-patellar syndrome. This is chronic inflammation and pain of the area around the kneecap. Your doctor can help evaluate and treat this. Since it has been present for three months it does not sound like it is going away on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few months ago i had a bad fall on my kneecap. I couldn't bend it or walk for a month. Today it is still numb, swollen and hurts to bend. What is it?
I have a swollen left knee the top part, to the left top of the patella and its een swollen for 3 weeks now and the pain is really bad im worred about what it is..?
I've had a swollen knee for well over a month, been on 500mg of anti inflamitries. No change. It's above my patella?
Patella contusion-8 months. Inside below patella-swollen. On fire at night, Ice relieves.Can't stand up 5+mins.Warm/swollen morning. Cracks fullextend?
Patella injury: You should be seen by a knee specialist . It's not typical for a young patient to have the current symptoms u have , especially when you can gain treatment and be helped ...Read more
Hurt my knees7wks ago.Right knee has hurt much more than left knee.Now, rt. knee is not swollen but patella is more protruding than left pat.Problem?
Continued pain : after 7 weeks warrants medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
Serve left knee pain knee swollen also size of very large orange swollen just below left kneecap..slight swollen to right of left knee cap ?
Sharp pain around right knee shooting down leg when crossing it. Patella doesn't hurt. Full weight bearing and strength. Not swollen either.
Meniscus injury: An injury to the meniscus can lead to pain when applying pressure to the inside of the knee while crossing the legs this can be aggravated. Although usually there is swelling of the knee sometimes you'll only get pain and not much swelling. If regularanti-inflammatories and ice or not helping then it is necessary to obtain consultation with an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Knee pain hurts bad to push on front spot just to the inside of patella. Slightly swollen. Feels better completely bent. Hurts to walk & straighten?
Meniscal injury: Honestly, it sounds a whole lot like the symptoms that are commonly reported with meniscal tears or strains. It seems you already have experience with previous meniscal tear- does this feel familiar? Did you specifically injure it or did it just start hurting out of the blue?You need your doc to examine the knee and perform some tests and maybe an MRI before formulating a treatment plan. ...Read more
Looks like it's the ligament under the patella that is swollen. Advice? Heat/ice? See a professional? I'm a waitress/student, on my feet 6 of 7 days.
Why did my knees with chondromalacia patella got swollen while taking ofloxacin, i took it and i was in bed the whole day and they got swollen! weird!
I have a swollen knee after playing basketball. But there is no pain whatsoever. It just feels liquidy (i.e: liquid is surrounding my knee and kneecap?
Effusion: You're describing a knee "effusion" or collection of fluid surrounding the knee joint. Effusions are the body's response to injury. Since you have no pain, the injury is probably minor. Best to rest it, elevate it and apply ice a few times a day for about 3 days. Once the swelling goes down, you can resume normal activities, but do so gradually. OTC Ibuprofen might help also. Best wishes. ...Read more
I think I dislocated my kneecap 5 days ago, it popped back in after about 5 minutes. Still sore and a bit swollen, should I visit the hospital?
Swollen knee: Yes! your knee needs to be evaluated by md. ...Read more