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What causes pressure on the knee cap?

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Dr. Mark Brezinski
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Complex

I am a functional movement specialist.
The causes of knee cap pain are complex and we review some in the YouTube video listed. The causes will often not show up in a class knee exam or imaging. A functional exam in addition to classical is recommended. You will see foot and ankle contribute. https://youtu.be/sVub-q5Wkqw

In brief: Complex

I am a functional movement specialist.
The causes of knee cap pain are complex and we review some in the YouTube video listed. The causes will often not show up in a class knee exam or imaging. A functional exam in addition to classical is recommended. You will see foot and ankle contribute. https://youtu.be/sVub-q5Wkqw
Dr. Mark Brezinski
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Dr. Mark Brezinski
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Many possibilities

Pressure under the kneecap (patella) can be associated with several underlying issues to include: cartilage damage, knee capsule tightness, patellar malalignment to name a few.
Irregularities or injuries within the knee cause the knee to make excessive joint fluid (effusion) that increases the knee joint pressure. The increased pressure registers as pain. Your physician can examine your knee.

In brief: Many possibilities

Pressure under the kneecap (patella) can be associated with several underlying issues to include: cartilage damage, knee capsule tightness, patellar malalignment to name a few.
Irregularities or injuries within the knee cause the knee to make excessive joint fluid (effusion) that increases the knee joint pressure. The increased pressure registers as pain. Your physician can examine your knee.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Mark Brezinski
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Inflammation

If there's a pressure build up inside your knee, it will exercise pressure on the knee cap.
Usually fluid build up will do so. That, in its turn, is a result of inflammation inside of your knee.

In brief: Inflammation

If there's a pressure build up inside your knee, it will exercise pressure on the knee cap.
Usually fluid build up will do so. That, in its turn, is a result of inflammation inside of your knee.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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