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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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I got tackled at rugby last night & my knee hurt after being tackled but the pain is getting worse as the hours go by, the pain is the side of my knee

I got tackled at rugby last night & my knee hurt after being tackled but the pain is getting worse as the hours go by, the pain is the side of my knee

Inflammation: Ice, rest, elevation, and anti-inflammatory/pain medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen are the initial treatment. If no help, see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam, and maybe some X-rays or MRI. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if I walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if I walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articular cartilage damage). Of these, the most common are arthritis and meniscus tears. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt?

Why does my knee hurt?

It depends.: It could be a simple tendinitis, or, something more troublesome, like arthritis. Meniscal tears are very common, as well. You need to see an orthopedic knee specialist, who can pinpoint the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt so bad when it is cold?

Why does my knee hurt so bad when it is cold?

Try moving: While indoors where it is warm before going outside.

http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/features/weather_and_pain? Page=3. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my knee hurt when I bend it?

Please explain why does my knee hurt when I bend it?

Patella: Was there trauma? If not, could be from mild arthritis behind your knee cap; also could be from tight muscles, around knee (ie quadriceps, hip flexors, hamstrings) if it persists I would get evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt when I sit in a chair the pain at times is unbearable? It hurts all the time but is worse sitting please explain

More info: Impossible to make a diagnosis. Many reasons for pain. Could be anything. It only hurts when you sit? What about stairs? Where does it hurt. How long? Swelling? Popping? Injuries? ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt so badly after surgery?

Why does my knee hurt so badly after surgery?

Postoperative pain: Knee pain and swelling is a normal process after knee surgery in the immediate days following. The severity does depend on what type of surgery you had. For example: recovery from a total knee arthroplasty takes months for swelling to slowly resolve. Pain typically should improve within 1-2 weeks. New onset of pain months out would be worrisome and should be evaluated by your surgeon or local ER. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt before it rains or snows?

Why does my knee hurt before it rains or snows?

This is common: The pressure of the atmosphere is lower (low pressure area), and the pressure of the knee doesn't change, so it is relatively INCREASED in the knee. It feels swollen when atmospheric pressure on it goes DOWN. Usually occurs in the context of mild arthritis/joint damage with swelling. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt everytime it rains and I'm only 18?

Why does my knee hurt everytime it rains and I'm only 18?

Pressure and temp: A few studies have shown that especially for people with arthritis and healed fractures, joint pain can change based on outside weather. We have pressure receptors that can be could be triggered when outside pressure changes -like when it rains. Temperature changes during stormy weather can also account for the pain. I wouldn't worry too much if you're having a little pain, though. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt whenever I keep it bent for a while (like sitting in a car) and even more when trying to stand back up. It stops after walking.

Why does my knee hurt whenever I keep it bent for a while (like sitting in a car) and even more when trying to stand back up. It stops after walking.

Patella femoral: If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt when I walk?

Why does my knee hurt when I walk?

Need more info: There are many reasons for knee pain. Was there an injury? If not it could be inflammation. Try ice and anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofen) and if not improved see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt 9 months after the dislocation healed?

Persistent injury: Truly depends if you are describing a dislocation of the patella (kneecap) or a true dislocation between the femur and tibia. These are 2 very different injuries. Patella dislocations are somewhat common occurrences may involve a small ligament tear that allows the patella to shift laterally. Persistent problems can be from mal-alignment of the patella or cartilage injury to the patella or femur. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt so much? I have barely been able to put pressure on my knee. Its swollen and been like this for 2 weeks

Get examined: There are many causes of knee pain so see an orthopaedic surgeon and get a good exam and x-rays. You may then need an MRI to look for a meniscus tear as well. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt to put pressure on it? It only hurts when I'm going down stairs or running/ jogging.

Why does my knee hurt to put pressure on it? It only hurts when I'm going down stairs or running/ jogging.

Likely a meniscal --: Or acl problem. See your pcp for referral to an orthopedist, to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt when I go down the stairs? It hurts medial could that mean a tear of the meniscus? My knee feels very full

Why does my knee hurt when I go down the stairs? It hurts medial could that mean a tear of the meniscus? My knee feels very full

Damage inside the kn: It is possible to do damage to the ligaments or cartilage inside your knee. If your knee is locking or giving way, it may be necessary to get an mri. ...Read more

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What is a meniscus that is displaced look like? What kind if physical exam goes on with knee pain? Why does my knee hurt worse when I stand in 1place?

What is a meniscus that is displaced look like? What kind if physical exam goes on with knee pain? Why does my knee hurt worse when I stand in 1place?

See below:: The knee might be swollen and be tender to touch, & painful increasing with motion. The knee is locked (held in flexion, ie bend) with difficulty to extend (straighten) it out.
When the meniscus is displaced, knee is always painful, whether one stands or sits/lays down. ...Read more

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When I walk with cruches and my sprained knee why does my knee hurt later on?

When I walk with cruches and my sprained knee why does my knee hurt later on?

Injury: While some components of an injury can have less pain, by restricted weight bearing, they may still cause symptoms secondary to swelling, inflammation, and even bleeding. If it does not improve, consider an MRI for a more specific diagnosis beyond a simple " sprain." ...Read more

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Does kinesio tape help if you have a herniated disk in the lower back? Why does my knee hurt and burn just as much as my back?

Does kinesio tape help if you have a herniated disk in the lower back? Why does my knee hurt and burn just as much as my back?

Very little evidence: Kinesio tape has been shown to have very little or trivial benefit in treating musculoskeletal sports injuries, and there's less evidence to support using it in back injuries. Sciatica, or radicular back pain, will cause pain away from the injury which can be quite severe. The good news is that sciatica is very treatable and your back and leg pain should both resolve. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt under knee cap during and after running or standing/walking for a long time and i'd have to pop it all the time bc it locks?

Why does my knee hurt under knee cap during and after running or standing/walking for a long time and i'd have to pop it all the time bc it locks?

PTF: Or patella-femoral syndrome is what it sounds like. Hard to say for sure without a phys exam, but could be. It has to do with tracking of the knee cap through the femoral grooves (at the top of the knee). This can be fixed with a brace, but more importantly quad strengthening to correct the "over-pull" of one quad side verse the other. Try the exercises attached while waiting to get pt prescriptio. ...Read more

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Why does my knee hurt when I walk 7 months after arthroscopic surgery?

Let me explain: When you have the surgery for cartilage tear, you could also some arthritis in the knee that could the cause of the pain, check with the surgeon for to see if they found any changes in the joint during the arthroscopy. ...Read more

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How come the back of my knee hurt?

See details: There are several causes for pain in the back of knee. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. An orthopedist would be a good choice. ...Read more

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Does the back of your knee hurt when you're growing?

Not usually: Growing pains tend to be in muscles as opposed to joints, however the muscle pain in the back of the thigh could transmit to the back of the knee. ...Read more

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Why do my back of my knee hurt so much every single day?

Many causes: There are many causes of pain behind the knee starting with osteoarthritis infection injury stress fracture or bakers cyst even deep vein thrombosis on less serious side over use due to a long walk hiking or any strenuous activity can cause pain due to over use of the calf muscles so it all depends on your situation I hope that helps good luck. ...Read more

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