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Tingling Sensation In Knee Cap
What would cause very localized tingling in outer knee cap? The sensation happens when I bend inward or outward.
Localized tingling in outer knee cap:
Have you ever had an injury of the knee, such as in a MVA, or a bad fall, other similar event? Have you seen a Dr? Have you had imaging studies of the knee?
The lesion you are describing is related to a cartilage loss, which an MRI should confirm.
I would take an anti-inflammatory medication,
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I just stood up from lying on the sofa and I suddenly have a tingling feeling in my left knee/knee cap when walking. I can walk normally and it bends?
Both my knee caps have been tingling. A pins and needles kind of feeling. I have not hurt either knees. But recently got the depo shot (birth control)?
Unlikely: Those symptoms are unlikely to be a DVT. However, DVTs present in many strange ways and an ultrasound ordered by your doctor is the only way to be sure. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation above the knee cap when I touch the area. Also cannot bend the knee completely w/o pain?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Torn ligament in both knees, now I have a cold sensation on knee caps. Also knee can Burns when ice is applied?
See ortho: If you have not seen an Orthopedist yet, now is the time as torn ligament is not a trivial issue since it may lead to permanent disability if not properly treated. ...Read more
While a knee has twisted, what could give a sensation of a tight band crossing over the knee cap "snapping" back into place like a rubberband?
Plica: Your description fits that of the relatively uncommon plica or shelf. This can cause popping / catching about the kneecap... However, so can patellar subluxations (kneecap slipping) as well as loose bodies and meniscal (cartilage tears) (less common). See your ORS for exam and definitive diagnosis. Good Luck! ...Read more
I've been having knee pain for about 2 weeks no injury occurred the pain is around the knee cap I h get this warm sensation in the knee hurts to walk?
Inflammation: Sometimes arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) can cause warmth and pain with joint effusion. Other soft tissue abnormalities such as tendonitis, muscle strain. There are many other conditions that can cause similar findings. If this pain continues, you should consult physician for physical exam, possibly blood tests, and imaging studies. ...Read more
Had lateral release x two july and dec with meniscus tear medial reticulum. Feel pulling sensation and worried about knee cap going out like after 1st?
Do PT: Make sure you are doing pt, need strong quads to keep patella aligned. Should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
My knee cap has itching and burning sensation. There is no rash in skin thus far. What can it be. Help.
I am 42, no history of knee injury. Recently I get a burning sensation just beneath my knee cap when kneeling. No knee pain otherwise. Any ideas?
Early wear and tear: Pain coud be due to irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid kneeling, stairs, knee extension machines, deep squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more
I have a burning/stinging sensation around knee cap when kneeling. Doesn't effect my walking or bending, or hurt when I do so. Had c sect 4 weeks ago.
I have a pain just under my knee cap it is a bit swollen, have a burning sensation under the knee cap when I sleep that wakes me up...i do have some red marking on the skin?
Burning or a cold sensation associated with my left knee below yhe knee cap no swelling that I can tell but it does have a puple color like a bruise?
Nonspecific: These symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to some irritation of superficial nerve cells in the skin rather than a true inflammatory process of a tendon. Unless pain, more discoloration, or limitation of motion develop, I would hold off on any treatment or investigation at this time. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Pulling sensation behind knee especially on days I'm on my feet a lot. Previous knee injuries on that knee including reoccuring patella dislocations.?
Knee cap: There are a variety of injuries that can involve the patella. This includes but is not limited to contusion or bruise, fracture, cartilage injury, tendon injury or tear above (quad tendon) or below (patellar tendon) the knee cap, and dislocation/subluxation. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Exercise: Instability of the patella or knee cap is best addressed with a dedicated exercise program that seeks to strengthen the quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. A patellar stabilizing brace may help as well. Would recommend a visit to a local physical therapist to help get going on your exercise program. ...Read more
No injury?: Image is a fracture. If you rest ur leg in front of u on a coffee table ; relax ur muscles ur knee cap is normally very moveable. If this is what u describe it is normal ; not painful. If it is painful ; due 2 an injury u need an ortho xame ; x-rays. ...Read more
Patellar shift: Consider patellofemoral syndrome or VMO weakness.Get a more detailed answer ›
A PILLOW OF TISSUE: And your knee joint itself.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a functional movement specialist. The causes of knee cap pain are complex and we review some in the YouTube video listed. The causes will often not show up in a class knee exam or imaging. A functional exam in addition to classical is recommended. You will see foot and ankle contribute.
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Yes- common injury: Knee cap or patella dislocations are actually quit common. Most are effectively treated without a need for surgery. After the dislocated patella is reduced, a brace is usually place to help maintain the patella in a reduced position. Physical therapy is routinely requested to help strengthen the thigh muscles and regain motion with a goal to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Many reasons: Recurring patella dislocations can be related to an overly shallow groove in your distal femur, to malalignment of your knee, or to previous damage to the patellofemoral ligament that helps stabilize the patella. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Rest and rehab: This is usually chondromalacia patella and is softening of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Rest, nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain. Hamstring stretching and quadriceps strengthening helps. May want to try glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate supplements for arthritis. May not help, but little downside. If none of this works, see an ortho surgeon or sports specialist. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. It is the most common cause of pain in the knee cap. Start with rice treatment- rest, ice, compression and elevation. Try oral nsaid's such as aleve (naproxen) or advil too. ...Read more
Not normal: At all, but it does happen.Get a more detailed answer ›