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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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Im having pain located in only my right knee while standing, sitting, laying down. If I accidentally hit it on something there is a shooting pain that stays consentrated in my knee cap.

Im having pain located in only my right knee while standing, sitting, laying down. If I accidentally hit it on something there is a shooting pain that stays consentrated in my knee cap.

Kneecap: you need to be examined for correct diagnosis but it sounds like your kneecap may be the cause.squatting loads the kneecap into the trochlea(groove in femur bone) and can irritate the kneecap cartilage(chondromalacia).Try stretching your hamstrings more before squats/lunges etc.Ibuprofen may be helpful.See an orthopedic surgeon if cont'd pain/popping after discussing w/parent(s). best of luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing shooting pain at the back of my knee cap for almost a week now.Is this because of the varicose or dvt?

I am experiencing shooting pain at the back of my knee cap for almost a week now.Is this because of the varicose or dvt?

See a physician: Pain at the back of the kneecap can be you to multiple reasons which includes joint and ligament problems, nerve problems, DVT , varicose veins and bakers cyst you should consult an orthopedic physician who can diagnose your problem by physical examination and imaging studies like x-rays or MRI if indicated. ...Read more

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My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. During physical therapy i tore my patella now I have shooting pain down my right leg starting at my knee

My femoral nerve was damaged during surgery. During physical therapy i tore my patella now I have shooting pain down my right leg starting at my knee

See your orthopod: If you tore your patellar tendon, this should be fixed, even if you have a femoral nerve palsy. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine . What is the cause?

I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine . What is the cause?

Probably bursitis: Knee pain especially on kneeling is suggestive of bursitis most likely prepatellar bursitis. There are numerous fluid filled sacs on the knee joint that help lubricate it. Sometimes they get inflamed. Rest and and applying ice can help. A consultation with a physician may be warranted to do further work up such as ordering x-rays to rule out possible fracture. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right knee cap when I put direct pressure on it ( when I kneel on the ground) it doesn't hurt 2 run or lift weights.What could it be?

I have pain on my right knee cap when I put direct pressure on it ( when I kneel on the ground) it doesn't hurt 2 run or lift weights.What could it be?

Cartilage wear: You may have patellofemoral syndrome or wear of the cartilage under the kneecap, also called chondromalacia patella. Physical therapy for quadriceps vastus medialis strengthening would likely help any symptoms. If you are able to run without pain then it would be considered mild. ...Read more

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I fell at work, hard on my left knee. I have sharp pain when kneeling or even when i touch my knee cap. What happened?

I fell at work, hard on my left knee. I have sharp pain when kneeling or even when i touch my knee cap. What happened?

Need X-ray : If you haven't done so already, you need to be examined and have an x-ray. It is possible that you have fractured/broken your knee cap which sometimes requires surgery or at least a brace or cast. If not, then most likely you have sustained a contusion or bone bruise which should improve with time. Other possibilities exist as well & are best determined by an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when i crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasnt much i can do for it?

I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when i crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasnt much i can do for it?

Knee cyst: Discuss with orthopedic surgeon sometimes they can can rpovide medical treatment or drain cysts. . Also an MRI may define the anatomy and type better. f/u with orthopedics http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1250593-treatment http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3675245/ ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the top of knee cap when kneeling, climbing ladder, sudden turns. Any ideas?

Sharp pain in the top of knee cap when kneeling, climbing ladder, sudden turns. Any ideas?

Painful kneecap: Several conditions about the anterior knee can cause this type of pain, such as chondromalacia of the patella, quad tendinitis, plica syndrome, chronic subluxation of the patella, etc. You would need to see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more