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Knee feels like it needs to click back into place, and it's painful just under joint, but isn't swollen, what's wrong?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Several possible

Several possibilities.
Arthritis by itself can explain these symptoms, but that usually comes on gradually. Sometime the kneecap can sublux (slide out of it's normal path), then slide back in. That can leave you with the sensation of needing to click back into place. Straining the patellar tendon can also fee like this. Rest and ice your knee, but if it doesn't improve in a week, see your dr.

In brief: Several possible

Several possibilities.
Arthritis by itself can explain these symptoms, but that usually comes on gradually. Sometime the kneecap can sublux (slide out of it's normal path), then slide back in. That can leave you with the sensation of needing to click back into place. Straining the patellar tendon can also fee like this. Rest and ice your knee, but if it doesn't improve in a week, see your dr.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Knee pain

Many causes. Consider painful plica, pfs, patellar tilt/maltracking, synovitis, sprain, strain, tear. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Knee pain

Many causes. Consider painful plica, pfs, patellar tilt/maltracking, synovitis, sprain, strain, tear. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. John Michalski
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