Patellar tendinitis. Patellar tendinitis, mistracking your patella, in the patello-femoral groove. Have it checked out!
A Few Things. Did you have an injury, notice during activity or after you finished? Was there swelling, inability to move the knee or bear weight? Pain just above the knee cap could be tendon, muscle or the knee cap itself. If there is little swelling and you full motion it is most likely minor and should respond to ice, elevation, stretches and progress to strengthening if no pain. Persists? See doctor.
Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?
Chondromalacia. Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia. 1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc. Read more...