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Doctor insights on: Water Under Knee Cap

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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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How to fix a very, very loose knee cap?

How to fix a very, very loose knee cap?

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

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What have i done to my knee? Knee cap feels loose

What have i done to my knee? Knee cap feels loose

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

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What causes pressure on the knee cap?

What causes pressure on the knee cap?

Complex: 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. https://youtu.be/sVub-q5Wkqw ...Read more

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Is it possible to dislocated a knee cap?

Is it possible to dislocated a knee cap?

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

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Dislocating knee cap. Why is it so mobile!?

Dislocating knee cap. Why is it so mobile!?

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

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How bad does a broken knee cap usually hurt?

How bad does a broken knee cap usually hurt?

Several weeks: It is unusual to break a kneecap - this type of injury takes a long time to heal enough to relieve pain. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How can I deal with knee pain in/under knee cap?

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