Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

Torn miniscus, bursa. The more common causes of your symptoms are petallar bursitis (the patellar bursa becomes swollen, irritated and painful), and a meniscal tear (tearing of the cartilage disc between the femur and the tib/fib complex. If it persists for more than a few days, you need to see an orthopedist for an eval and knee MRI. In the meantime, an adjustable brace would not hurt, and would give support.

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Knee pain when lying down and sitting, not bad when walking. Pain is below patella inner part of knee. No previous injury. How is knew pain diagnosed?

PFPS. Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome could certainly be the cause. Typically in women. Sitting with knees bent can make it worse. Essentially an inflammation of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Usually improved with activity, pt, occasionally bracing and nsaids. Read more...

Lateral knee pain under patella & pressure within joint when bent for a long time no pain bearing weight heard loud pop when squatted once what is it?

Kneecap slippped. Please see my previous answers on patellofemoral pain/ subluxation. Your symptoms suggest your kneecap cartilage is causing you pain... When you squatted your patella( kneecap ) subluxated transiently and 'reduced' spontaneously. That's the 'pop' you felt or heard. See your orthopedic surgeon for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Best of luck! Read more...

He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

Knee sprain/strain. You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability.An MRI should reveal what structures are injured.I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made..Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain.You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. Read more...
Torn lateral retinaculum. U most likely have torn some of the lateral retinaculum and attachment of the vastus lateralisby You . . should have an MRI of the knee with dye ( assuming u have had a full spectrum of knee xrays) . Once MRI is performed see if a knee specialist right away. Read more...
Pre-patellar bursitis. Trauma to the top of the knee cap can easily result in injury to the pre-patellar bursa with activity-related intermittent swelling that can look like a golf ball about the crown of the knee. The bursal tissue is a fluid making machine if traumatized. If this does not resolve with rest, compression and NSAIDS, a rarely needed bursectomy (bursal removal) can be indicated. Read more...
It may B related 2-- --the lateral retinaculum . U may have sustained a patellar subluxation with tear of the lateral retinaculum, it healed in Ur period of rest, but is somewhat incompetent now & due 2 the resultant mal alignment causes the pain & swelling. An MRI will B a good idea, especially after 1 of the episodes or shortly thereafter. This will give an orthopedic surgeon a good view of Ur alignment as well as any edema in the retinaculum. It's a good idea that U R going 2 a specialist, it should B a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. That's the best I can do Good Luck! Read more...
Orthopaedic Surgery consult. 17 year old gentleman with knee pain s/p fall onto knee 10 w during football with initial swelling and pain that resolved and now exacerbated by basketball. Pain localized to lateral patella versus lateral patellofemoral ligament/retinaculum versus lateral meniscus. This gentleman also has significant pain in the inferior pole of the patella worse with flexion, not extension. I believe you have several things going on. The fact that your knee had significant pain and swelling after the football injury indicates that you may have sustained a minimally displaced fracture of the lateral patella. The pain in the inferior pole of your patella may be Sinding-Larsen-Johannson syndrome/ osteochondrosis of the inferior pole of the patella. You need a full exam by an orthopaedic surgeon, imaging of your patella, and ultrasound of your patellar tendon. Your orthopaedic surgeon may want to fix any patellar fracture nonunion or stress fracture using rigid fixation. Good luck. Read more...
Retinaculum. A detailed exam would likely reveal the cause; if any question, an MRI may be helpful. He could potentially have injured his patellar tendon or medial retinaculum or may have a symptomatic plica among numerous possibilities. I would not hesitate to have him seen. Read more...
Patella. If you have not been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon at this point it may be wise to undergo an evaluation in which they would have the ability to take x-rays to see if there is any type of bony disruption, An MRI may be warranted to see if there is a contusion to the patella with edema which could be a source of persistent pain and discomfort. A course of physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications may also be of benefit with avoidance of activities such as basketball and football to allow the area to rest for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Read more...
Acute sympathetic dystrophy. This is an unusual condition mostly reported in adults. An injury to a joint as described is followed by severe pain and swelling that goes on indefinitely. It goes by this name because the sympathetic nervous system is involved. It is often mistaken for arthritis and is sometimes treated by encasing in plaster that does not do any good. It is really a metabolic condition. If sugar, carbonated beverages and/or junk food figures high in your diet, get rid of it all and start taking a well-rounded multivitamin as a supplement.I would suggest that you look up the title of the disease online, but don't expect to find any information in regard to diet. It is classified as being of unknown cause. Also look up Sudeck's atrophy in association with this. Read more...
Patella maltracking. If healing occurred from initial injury, it is possible that he has lost patellar stability and is creating irritation with continued basketball starts, twists, and sudden stops. Clinical exam should aid this diagnosis. Also a meniscal tear is possible. If MRI has not been done, get one for diagnosis. It will aid the specialist anyway. Patellar suspension sleeve can be tried in the short run. Read more...
Xray. You need an Xray and possibly an MRI to make the correct diagnosis. You could have a healing fracture, meniscus injury or collateral ligament sprain. Read more...