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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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What muscles and tendons will cause interior knee pain?

What muscles and tendons will cause interior knee pain?

Too many to list: You can do a websearch for all the muscles around the knee and the ligaments of the knee. All can cause knee pain. You can also have a meniscus tear. You can have cartilage and bone erosions. You can have a joint effusion. See a doctor to have your knee examined. ...Read more

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Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

Torn miniscus, bursa: The more common causes of your symptoms are petallar bursitis (the patellar bursa becomes swollen, irritated and painful), and a meniscal tear (tearing of the cartilage disc between the femur and the tib/fib complex. If it persists for more than a few days, you need to see an orthopedist for an eval and knee MRI. In the meantime, an adjustable brace would not hurt, and would give support. ...Read more

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Still having knee pain, pain is around a constant 7 and swelling is still present could I need surgery to fix the ligament if torn?

Always "could": Problem is it needs examined by Orthopedic surgeon to make best plan for healing and rehab, even if not needing surgery--may need immobilized to reduce pain/swelling and facilitate healing, or may need focused physical therapy. Has it been MRI'ed? See an Orthopedist for exam and to discuss concerns. ...Read more

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Having problems with knee pain from a collateral ligament repair. What to do?

Having problems with knee pain from a collateral ligament repair. What to do?

Tell Surgeon: When having post-operative difficulties - it is important to advise the orthopod who did the surgery so that the issue can be fully assessed. You can also ask your orthopedic surgeon about using acupuncture to speed healing and assist with pain control. ...Read more

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I have knee pain when weight bearing and then when I take weight off my knee, pain shoots up my thigh. Does this sound like a tendon issue?

I have knee pain when weight bearing and then when I take weight off my knee, pain shoots up my thigh. Does this sound like a tendon issue?

Patellar tendon/quad: This may be due to a problem with your patellar tendon or quadriceps muscle or both. Further evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or a primary care sports medicine specialist would be warranted to determine exact cause. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral collateral ligament is tight & painful?

Constant knee pain seems lateral collateral ligament is tight & painful?

Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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What can be done for knee pain I think is from the lateral collateral ligament associated with joint grinding?

Unlikely: The lateral (or fibular) collateral ligament does not typically cause pain. An injury to the fcl can cause instability in the knee. Unlike the mcl, when it is injured, it does not heal as readily and actually doesn't hurt as much to touch it. Grinding could be instability but usually occurs from a mechanical problem inside the knee. See an orthopaedic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I can have a torn meniscus and or ligament tear even though the MRI came back clean? I am constantly have knee pain and buckling

Is it possible that I can have a torn meniscus and or ligament tear even though the MRI came back clean? I am constantly have knee pain and buckling

See details: A normal MRI (if the reading is correct) makes tears unlikely. However, the symptom of buckling is impressive. See the orthopedist and discuss whether an mr-arthrogram is indicated. This is a more sensitive test than the plain mri. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Knee Nightmare: Pain about the knee can be due to many reasons. Medial pain can occur due to ligament, meniscal or bursal injury. Similarly, lateral pain can occur for these reasons but less so for meniscal injury as it is a distinct structure apart from the collateral ligament. A common, but often overlooked, condition is iliotibial band syndrome that can cause pain anywhere from the hip to the lateral knee. ...Read more

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Can you tear you lateral meniscus by walking the wrong way? Where is the posterior cruciate ligament in your knee? I am having a lot of knee pain

Can you tear you lateral meniscus by walking the wrong way? Where is the posterior cruciate ligament in your knee? I am having a lot of knee pain

PCL: Yes you can tear either meniscus by walking wrong/misstep. The PCL is in the middle of the knee and posterior (towards the back if the knee). It functions to prevent posterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur. ...Read more

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Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Have it evaluated.: Locking and clicking are signs of soft tissue or meniscus damage. This needs to be evaluated and treated by a specialist to possibly prevent future complications. ...Read more

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Saw orthopedic today for major knee pain;numbness in feet. Said wasn't ligament sprain like other doctors said. Gave me steroids. Knee hurts. Confused?

Saw orthopedic today for major knee pain;numbness in feet. Said wasn't ligament sprain like other doctors said. Gave me steroids. Knee hurts. Confused?

Spine issue?: NMS but the numbness in your feet points to a nerve impingement issue likely starting at the lumbar spine. This may also be causing your knee pain as well especially there is no evidence of sprain or joint swelling. A neurologic exam may be in order. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more