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After a fall I have burning pain on side of knee when touched, what could cause this?

After a fall I have burning pain on side of knee when touched, what could cause this?

Trauma: Simply trauma to the nerves, soft tissue, and even the bone from the contusion of the fall. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


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What causes knee burning pain?

What causes knee burning pain?

Many causes.: It could be arthritis, soft tissue inflammation or a meniscal tear, just to name a few possibilities. Any of these could cause a burning sensation within the knee. See am orthopedic knee specialist, who can get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Medial knee pain: May be trauma to tendon though over time should diminish or bone bruise -takes a long time to heal months- or meniscus injury Try motrin or aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or kinesiotape on the knee f/u with doc ...Read more

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Burning pain in thigh right above knee.slightest touch causes more pain?

Burning pain in thigh right above knee.slightest touch causes more pain?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the Knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can inflammation in the knee cause burning pain? Does a menisicus problem also cause burning pain?

Possibly: Meniscal pain is typically sharp and severe. Also brought on with squatting or twisting. Burning is typically a descriptor i associate with nerve irritation. Around the inside if the knee, the saphenous nerve has been known to be a source of burning pain. Important to distinguish that this can have a tender spot that is several cm below the joint line where the meniscus would be. ...Read more

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Burning pain inside my knee when cycling. It feel like its friction heat in side my knee what could be wrong?

Burning pain inside my knee when cycling.  It feel like its friction heat in side my knee what could be wrong?

Something amiss: Could be a piece of loose cartilage or a meniscal tear. The burning sensation could be the twig of an entrapped nerve or simple inflammation and swelling within the joint upon putting it under heavy stress and exertion physically when you cycle. Your best advice to see your doctor to start with for a checkup. May be something minor which will resolve with conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Slip and fell on both knees. It does not seem swollen but having burning pain in both knees when bent and standing and walking. What is cause?

Slip and fell on both knees.   It does not seem swollen but having burning pain in both knees when bent and standing and walking.  What is cause?

Trauma: Trauma to the bone and soft tissues induces inflammation that, among other things, causes pain. If the pain has persisted for two weeks or more, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can having a displaced meniscus cause swelling in the knee? What causes burning pain in the knee? Please help and explain?

Can having a displaced meniscus cause swelling in the knee? What causes burning pain in the knee? Please help and explain?

Yes: A displaced meniscus is when one of the cartilage discs in the joint flips up on itself and this can create locking, catching, pain, swelling and a sense of instability exacerbated with twisting and turning. These symptoms warrant an evaluation and possibly an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was driving and suddenly, I had burning pain in both knees and in my left ankle. I didn't do anything to cause this burning. What can cause this?

I was driving and suddenly, I had burning pain in both knees and in my left ankle. I didn't do anything to cause this burning. What can cause this?

A bulging disk: If the burning continues then you most like have a bulging disk. Consult a spine surgeon to get an antiinflamatory program and exercises. You might need a steroid injection. Only 20% of people need surgery. ...Read more