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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


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I get a very acute pain on the surface of my knee cap. I can feel a small object under the surface of the skin that tends to move around.

I get a very acute pain on the surface of my knee cap. I can feel a small object under the surface of the skin that tends to move around.

Knee cap: If it is burstitis in front of your knee cap (not behind knee cap) then put hot towels on it and don't kneel or bend much. Use Motrin too. If it does not get better within a week have it checked out. Also i assume you have no foreign bodies under the skin from some accident. ...Read more

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What to do with a spur under knee cap?

What to do with a spur under knee cap?

Evaluate the Cause: The medical term for spur is "osteophyte". There are many causes for the focal bony overgrowth ranging from a traction osteophyte from high loads applied to the patella to osteoarthritic osteophytes. Typically, the treatment of the "spur" is not isolated, rather treatment is directed at the underlying reason the spur developed and thus could range from activity modification to rehab to surgery. ...Read more

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What is this pain under my knee cap?

What is this pain under my knee cap?

CMP: Persistent pain under the knee not associated with significant trauma or injury is very likely chondromalacia patella. It is usually treated with physical therapy and mild pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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What causes pain directly under the knee cap?

What causes  pain directly under the knee cap?

Chondromalacia patel: Typically caused by damage on the posterior aspect of the patella due to damage or malalignment try working on quad strengthening and possible taping or patella bracing. ...Read more

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My gout doesn't want to go away. Im taking meds for it. Its just under my knee cap.

My gout doesn't want to go away. Im taking meds for it. Its just under my knee cap.

Knee pain: Chronic knee pain under the knee cap may have many causes. Acute gout attack can be easily treated with oral medications, diet and fluid hydration. If your symptom is caused by increasing use of your knee, you may have the common patellofemoral pain syndrome or runner's knee. Talk to your doc to get the definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?

My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how  long can he go with out surgery?

The sooner : The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sack seems full and causing pain in knee under knee cap?

Sack seems full and causing pain in knee under knee cap?

Most likely Bursitis: Ursitis in the pre-pattler bursa( sack of fluids in front the knee cap) usually flat and got inflamed the fluid inside increase so it start to heart. Check it out. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant knee pain under my knee cap!?

What to do if there's constant knee pain under my knee cap!?

See MD: Depending on if there are associated symptoms, locking, clicking, swelling, etc. you may need to see a doctor. In general, knee pain is relieved by quad and core strengthening. Anti-inflammatory medications and ice as well. A knee brace to control movement of your kneecap can help. I would recommend seeing a Sports Medicine doctor or Orthopedist to determine the exact problem and get treated. ...Read more