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What causes a burning sensation on the side of your knee when kneeling?

What causes a burning sensation on the side of your knee when kneeling?

Burning sensation: Is indicative of nerve irritation/entrapment (pinching) when kneeling. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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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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I have a burning sensation on the side of my knee. It is particularly painful if I kneel on it. It feels like a hot poker is being inserted.

Watch it.: Watch it. If it gets red, hot, swelling and very painful you should get it looked at today, otherwise, see your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell on side of my knee 5 months ago. Instant swelling, couldn't walk. Burning sensation. Mri and xray didn't show anything, have had 4 months physio?

I fell on side of my knee 5 months ago. Instant swelling, couldn't walk. Burning sensation. Mri and xray didn't show anything, have had 4 months physio?

Peroneal nerve?: The common peroneal nerve is susceptible to injury at the level of the knee as it circles the fibula. Findings can be subtle or absent on MRI (especially early) and xray won't see it. Ask your doctor if your symptoms and signs suggest peroneal nerve injury. Ultrasound can be used to see if the nerve is swollen by comparing the symptomatic side with the opposite side. ...Read more

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What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

What caused me a burning sensation in the knee?

More info: To help you, more information is required. How old are you, how long has the sensation been present, is the burning constant or intermittent, etc. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in knees, worse in afternoon not really painful but annoying. Some throbbing No injury. Sitting down a lot during day. What cause?

Burning sensation in knees, worse in afternoon not really painful but annoying. Some throbbing No injury. Sitting down a lot during day. What cause?

Knee pain: Could be what's called chrondromalaciae patellae, which is common in your age group. Try stretching and anti inflammatories ...Read more

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What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

What can cause a random hot, burning sensation on the left inner thigh about 2.5 inches above the knee? This has escalated to a sharp searing pain.

Entrapment?: If pain is truly random, i.e., not related to position or activity, you might have an entrapment neuropathy of a branch of medial femoral cutaneous nerve--not a common condition. Knee problems often cause pain in that area. Are you having joint stiffness, clicking, locking, swelling, heat? ...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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Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Knee pain: It could be iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS.
Do following exercises if no better see your provider for a knee examination:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/91129-treatment ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning sensation in my knee?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in my knee?

Knee burning: Knee burning can be an infection occurring, it could also be back related or skin related, or vitamin deficiency. Please see your doctor to find source of your burning sensation. ...Read more

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What might cause a burning sensation under your knee cap?

What might cause a burning sensation under your knee cap?

Variable: Cartilage problem, tracking problem, strength problem. Synovitis. Get it checked out if you are not improving. ...Read more

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Whenever I put pressure on my knee when kneeling I get burning sensation on he side of knee. No other pain. Only when kneeling does it happen?

Knee: Since the discomfort is not on the center of the knee where the direct pressure is, it may be stretching of ligament or tendon causing the burning sensation. This is different from tendonitis or inflammation of the kneecap itself or cartilage disease. Apparently you're not having enough symptoms or limitations at this time to warrant a consultation from an orthopedic specialist. ...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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I'm using trixaicin for my knee and for a few hours I'm having the worst burning sensation ever I know it's a side effect but its horrible. Remedies?

I'm using trixaicin for my knee and for a few hours I'm having the worst burning sensation ever I know it's a side effect but its horrible. Remedies?

Not an easy solution: Burning is a common side effect of capsaicin lotion - if you are having constant pain try go clean some of the lotion off with warm water and soap. Capsaicin exerts its effects by decreasing the amount of substance P that transmits pain signals to your brain. Unfortunately, burning may be a reason to not use this medication. ...Read more

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My husband has an internal burning sensation in his knees which causes his knees to become very hot on the outside. What type of doctor should he see?

My husband has an internal burning sensation in his knees which causes his knees to become very hot on the outside. What type of doctor should he see?

Primary: Start with your primary. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possibly imaging should be done by your primary. This may provide enough information to make a diagnosis. If it is still not clear they can make a more informed decision regarding what type of specialist to see. ...Read more

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What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

What causes burning sensation in legs from the knee down?

Neuropathy: Most commonly caused by diabetes. Several other conditions, including medication side effects can do this as well. ...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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What makes a burning sensation on the inner side of my leg near my knee cap?

What makes a burning sensation on the inner side of my leg near my knee cap?

Knee Pain: Your burning sensation and pain could be from irritation of nerve endings but most likely due to articular cartilage damage under your knee cap. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation in chronic knee pain? No swelling just pain

Burning knee.: The knee is the largest joint on the body and although it seems like it is very simple, it is a complex joint. The tissue around the joint includes bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Damage to any of these tissues can cause burning pain. A typical example is damage to the cartilage under the knee cap (patella). This is called chondromalacia and can cause burning in the front of the knee. ...Read more

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What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

Uncertain: When your physician evaluates you he or she will use the symptoms to look got neurological or vascular causes. You'll need a full check up, metabolic evaluation as well as a neurologic evaluation and rheumatologic examination. ...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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What causes burning pain in the back of the knee? What could the pressure be from? Hurts to bend or straighten the knee. Please I need an explanation

What causes burning pain in the back of the knee? What could the pressure be from? Hurts to bend or straighten the knee. Please I need an explanation

Multiple things: Could be a multitude of things:
1 - DVT. A blood clot typically arises from the lower leg veins and can cause pain and swelling. The test to diagnose this is a duplex ultrasound of your leg.
2- Musculoskeltal- could be arthritis, a ligamental strain, or some other tendon/ligament/bony issue, or a Baker's cyst
3- Vascular issue. Sound like you need in person evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was told I had a displaced meniscus root but the etilogy was unclear what does that mean? What causes burning sensation in the knee especiall medial

I was told I had a displaced meniscus root but the etilogy was unclear what does that mean? What causes burning sensation in the knee especiall medial

The tear: Think answered you but a root tear implies you tore the anchor portion of the meniscus. Root tears usually occur at the posterior (back) horn. These can be bad tears. You probably will need surgery to debride the tear.
Good luck. ...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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Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. I'm 16, any idea what causes this?

Burning sensation under left knee in when trying to touch my toes sitting flat on the ground. I'm 16, any idea what causes this?

Hamstring tightness: The location you described is that of your hamstring tendon. If it is tight, when you try to stretch it, it will burn and hurt. Continue to GENTLY stretch it, and eventually it will loosen up and the pain will fade. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...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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What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

What cause a burning sensation in lower leg right below the knee. The burning sensation comes and goes. It's not swellon or warm to touch.

Hard to say: Answer depends on lots of information that we don't have. How long have you had it? When does it occur? Do you have any other medical problems? This is the sort of question best answered after an in-depth history & exam. Unless, after tracking the pain, you can relate it to an activity (certain exercise, prolonged sitting/standing in a certain position or chair) or a particular style of shoe. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain near my knee when I kneel. It is on the lateral side, and it burns/stings so much that I have to lift my knee immediately.?

I have a burning pain near my knee when I kneel. It is on the lateral side, and it burns/stings so much that I have to lift my knee immediately.?

This may be: Compression/entrapment of your common peroneal nerve. There are some common locations of nerve entrapments in the body. This is one. If this is the correct diagnosis, releasing the sheath of tissue that compresses the nerve brings instant relief. ...Read more

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Black pigmentation from toe till knee. What could be the cause? No itching/ burning sensation

Black pigmentation from toe till knee. What could be the cause? No itching/ burning sensation

Skin color changes: You would want to look at the black pigmentation and ask yourself. How long has it been there, has it grown over the past week/months, has it changed in size/color, etc. There are many different reasons to have pigmentation on your skin. You want to be weary of any new or changing skin lesions, especially if you have a hx of skin cancer. See your pcp/dermatologist for follow-up care. ...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

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Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?

Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?

Sounds like you have: Arthritis, or a meniscal tear. The fall might be responsible for the arthritis, but I think its the daily activities with subtle injuries in a susceptible person resulting in a meniscal tear. Its not a nerve issue.
See an orthopod and I am sure he'll help you.
In the meantime, use a cane for support, as I have seen too many people falling ; making it worse.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed unknown problem with muscles in my hips since age 6, causes knees and ankles to turn in when walking. Pain and burning sensation more often?

Femoral anteversion: On of the more common causes of "In/toeing" is known as femoral anteversion, in which the femoral neck of the hip is angular end anteriorly. This can cause a person to swing the leg internally at the hip to try to out it in a more neutral position. It can be associated with symptoms along the tensor fascia Lata that can cause hip and knee pain. Therapy can often help dramatically for symptoms. ...Read more

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Burning pain in right buttock, accompanied by burning that picks back up a few inches below my knee and runs down the outside of my leg, through the heel. Presents only with sitting. Possible causes?

Piriformis syndrome: Maybe a "peripheral sciatica", and the nerve could be compressed by the piriformis muscle. Alternatively, could possess focal sacro-iliac dysfunction, and perhaps best source for relief of both from a visit to osteopathic specialist. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy sometimes and have burning sensation to my legs from knee down. My BP and Uric Acid levels are normal. What may have caused them?

I feel dizzy sometimes and have burning sensation to my legs from knee down. My BP and Uric Acid levels are normal. What may have caused them?

Uncertain: There is no clear diagnosis at present. The uric acid is not related I think. The Blood pressure can be related to the dizziness but you say it is normal. This may be related to medications, your kidney function or other things. This will be something your physician can help clarify ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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