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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
Daily
See a doctor
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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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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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I'm a teen w/ pain under knee cap and inside my knee, what could this be?

I'm a teen w/ pain under knee cap and inside my knee, what could this be?

Patellofemoral Pain: Your pain can be coming from a variety of causes, but without a distinct recognizable injury that you can recall, the most common cause is a constellation of disorders relating to the cartilage of the undersurface of the kneecap or "patella." often the patella doesn't track evenly in the knee causing inflammation, and softening of the cartilage. This can be diagnosed by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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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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