Where is the Hoffa pad located in the knee? I am having swelling and pain in the front lateral side of the knee. What could this be? Please help

Hoffa pad NOT. The Hoffa pas is below the knee cap. Your problem sounds like possibly fluid in the knee due to a meniscal or cartilage injury. You should be evaluated to ascertain the problem. In the meantime you should apply ice to the area after activity. You may try capsaicin cream( a small amount) at night for relief. Oral anti-inflammatories should help if you have no history of a stomach ulcer renal diseas.