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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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Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be?

Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be?

Patellar tendinitis: You appear to be describing a classic case of patellar tendinitis. A common overuse type injury tht is almost always amenable to nonoperative treatment. Static quadriceps stretching usually helps resolve this complaint. Nsaids such as motrin, naproxen, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. If no improvement after several weeks arrange for an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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I have sharp knee pain from the top of my knee to the bottom of my knee, the pain goes straight down the middle and does not occur on the outer parts.

I have sharp knee pain from the top of my knee to the bottom of my knee, the pain goes straight down the middle and does not occur on the outer parts.

An exam: More history and an MRI would go a long way to identifying the cause. A visit to your medical doctor, rehab doc, orthopedic doc all could help you. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin and/or make you gain weight I've put on 25lb and on top of my knee pain it's really getting me down?

Can gabapentin and/or make you gain weight I've put on 25lb and on top of my knee pain it's really getting me down?

Perhaps: Gabapentin can cause weight gain. However, if you've reduced your mobility/exercise/activity because of knee pain that can cause weight gain. Changes in your eating due to depression may also cause weight gain, as well as medical issues. It's best to address this with your physician, who can evaluate you and give you guidance. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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I have knee pain on top of my knee cap specially when going up and down steps. I have a lot of grinding in my knee.?

I have knee pain on top of my knee cap specially when going up and down steps. I have a lot of grinding in my knee.?

PatellaChondromalaci: PT is good only if it is emphasizing short arc quadriceps exercises. Build the part of the thigh muscle that controls the knee cap-the VMO. The glocosamine-chondroitin and wait a moth before seeing an ortho for an ejection. Surgery is good esp. If knock-kneed. ...Read more

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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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What does knee pain on top mean?

What does knee pain on top mean?

See Below: Patellar tendinitis (patellar tendinopathy, also known as jumper's knee), is a relatively common cause of pain in the inferior patellar region in athletes. ...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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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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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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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 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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Server knee pain. Seen my dr bout it and he said nothigs wrong. Why does it hurt after 4 years?

Server knee pain. Seen my dr bout it and he said nothigs wrong. Why does it hurt after 4 years?

See details: Knee pain has several causes. Pain lasting this long needs an MRI before the evaluation can be called complete. See an orthopedist. One common cause in young women is patellofemoral joint abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have knee pain. It hurt all day and this morning when I woke up. I don't know what I did to it. Should I see a dr?

I have knee pain. It hurt all day and this morning when I woke up. I don't know what I did to it. Should I see a dr?

If the pain: Continues.....yes however you may have slept in a "funny" position! TRY Something simple like NSAID (eg: IBUPROFEN and some ICE for 24-48 hours before you visit a doctor for you knee pain!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...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

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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Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour. ...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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I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

Check out your feet: The foundation for good Biomechanics is the foot. See a Podiatrist for a good pair of functional orthotics if you are pronating. Don't trust the shoe salesman or the trainer or the guys in the gym for a problem that might be with you all of your life. ...Read more

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Knee pain I have been having a lot if knee pain it gets stiff and I can't bend it that well it doesn't swell, just hurts I have noticed with excersize it doesn't seem to hurt as bad and been as stiff

Knee pain I have been having a lot if knee pain it gets stiff and I can't bend it that well it doesn't swell, just hurts I have noticed with excersize it doesn't seem to hurt as bad and been as stiff

If: If you are having persistent knee pain, you should be seen by your doctor and evaluated. If it does get any swelling, gives way, or feels unstable then you will have to be seen immediately. Physical therapy or gentle exercises may help if it is just a muscular condition or a bursitis, but if it is a cartilaginous or a meniscal injury than you may need more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Should my knee hurt were the stitches are? Is that normal?

Should my knee hurt were the stitches are? Is that normal?

Stitches: This is a question best directed to your surgeon. Those of us here that do surgery all expect our patients to ask us those type of questions. Please don't hesitate to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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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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My knee hurt and becomes weak at times what does this mean.

My knee hurt and becomes weak at times what does this mean.

Many: It could be from damage to bone, tendon, cartilage or any combination thereof. See an orthopedic doctor soon. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does knee pain on top of the platella mean?

Can doctors tell me what does knee pain on top of the platella mean?

Bursitis: Most likely its bursitis (prepatellar) or rarely it could quadriceps tendonitis or avulsion injury/fx.. ...Read more

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I hit my right knee and a couple of days ago. I've been waking up with knee pain and it hurts to bend.?

I hit my right knee and a couple of days ago. I've been waking up with knee pain and it hurts to bend.?

Be seen: It still might be a simple contusion that is taking a while to get better. But, as your question implies, there may be something more going on and you should consider being seen. ...Read more