Arthritis knee cap

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Recently I have been experiencing stabbing pain around my knee cap. It's the front part of my knee and it feels like around the area of the knee where a doctor will test your reflexes. It comes and goes and it feels like someone stabbing me with needles. It can happen when I'm standing, laying down, and sitting. Any ideas of what this could be? Thanks.
I am a 46 year old Male. For the past several months, I have been experiencing a pain that feels as if it is generated on the tip of the bone of my right elbow, just off center of the very tip of the bone when the elbow is bent. It is continous and increases if pressure is placed on the "spot" where it hurts. In addition, I have a simular pain on the knee cap of the right leg, only occationally, most prevelent when applying pressure while climbing stairs or walking up hill.
I was wondering if any of you have issues with fragile veins. The other day I was walking and had shooting pain in left knee cap. I looked down and it had a swollen quarter sized lump on my knee cap (picture attached). It was warm to touch and it hurt to bend my knee too much. I thought it could have been an allergic reaction, but neighbor thought it was a blood vessel/vein that might have ruptured/popped (don’t know what the proper terminology is).
Hi, I am having a burning sensation, kind of like if I have put some icy hot on my knee, and when I set, bend, or sometimes flex my foot there is a sharp pain behind my knee cap as well. What could this be and should I be terribly concerned about it. I am 32 years old and really can't see it being arthritis.
whats the typical time frame for orthopedic knee surgery foa a torn meniscus with arthritis build up under knee cap and removed.
Hi, I have recently injured my knee with a frontal hit to the knee cap against a door. I had little pain and only a slight swelling the next day, but nothing too noticeable. However, every time I bend my leg now, I can hear (and feel) a soft grinding sound. I have had XRAY's done but everything was O.K.. Could this mean that I may have caused some damage to the knee cap, like the cartilage under it? I have had a mosaicplasty done on this same knee before. Thank you for your time.
My knee cap is still my own. Why wasn't that replaced with the total knee also? I am so upset and will be getting a second opinion. Any ideas? Thanx.
Symptoms are a dull ache most of the time in the knee cap area.
said it was cartlidge growing to my knee cap hurts like hell if i just put 1 pound of weight on my knee cap hurts if i touch one spot on knee cap don't hurt to walk run swim but just touch my kneecap to the ground and i'm down what is it with my knee i have no idea
Any history of arthritis? For symptomatic relief you can give him diclofenac, hot compressions, apply knee cap and do consult orthopedic surgeon. Swelling could be due to number of causes like injury, rheumatoid arthritis, tumor, gout etc. Investigations like X ray knee, synovial fluid examination, blood tests need to be done for diagnosis.
After this time, physical therapy is done to help build back your muscle strength and improve the knee's range of motion. If the knee remains unstable, surgery may be necessary to stabilize the knee cap. This may be done using arthroscopic or open surgery. Use of arthroscopy has reduced the need to surgically open the knee joint. This has resulted in less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, decreased length (if any) of hospitalization, and faster recovery time.
There are so many different reasons that could be the cause of your knee pain. Arthritis, Ligament issues, Cartilage or Meniscus tears, Chondromalacia Patella (knee cap) Bursitis and the list goes on. I don't know your age but my first guess would be arthritis, especially because of the way you describe it. Often when arthritis begins it will be after you rest an fairly active knee. And yes you can have it in just one knee.
Hello there, The common causes of knee pain are injury, degeneration, arthritis, infection, and rarely bone tumors. Athletic injuries and trauma are few risk factors for knee pain. Ligament injuries, meniscal tears, runner’s knee, tendinitis and fractures are common causes of knee pain. Osgood Schlatter disease is a condition seen in teenage boys and girls which causes a painful bump below the knee. It's usually caused by overuse and irritation of the tendon. The pain comes and goes.
This means that under your knee cap is rough looking (kind of like a field of hay) not smooth and prestine. This will accelerate arthritis. Chondral thinning is basically thinning of the cartilage of the inside half of the end of your femur. Let me know if this makes sense to you or want further info. Best of luck!
84 KGs ) and I suspect I have some symptoms of arthritis in my knee joints as I can't keep my kness bent for more than 15-20 minutes without feeling some pain in my knees. For the last around 4-5 months or so I have occasionally noticed that I feel pain in my fingers joints while washing my hands when the finger joints rub against one another. I have never seen a doctor for this problem until recently when I got in to a more serious problem.
Hi! Popping or crunching sound in knee can be due to arthritis (it can be rheumatoid arthritis too). It can also be due to medial meniscus or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is the knee cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it. This needs an evaluation by either an orthopedics specialist or by a sports injury specialist.
Popping or crunching sound in knee can be due to arthritis (it can be rheumatoid arthritis too). It can also be due to medial meniscus or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the knee cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery). Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it.
I am 24 years old and for the past 3-5 years I have experienced sharp pains in my knee underneath my knee cap. I was very active in all my teenage years with running and skateboardind. I cannot recall when the pain first began. The pain first starts if I have been sitting down for approximitly 15 minutes. It will start off small and unnoticable then slowly gets worse. The pain will go away when I stretch out my leg and my knee will crack.
I just didn't think the knee cap would be affected.
The swelling seems to never go away and walking up stairs is painful. The pain seems to be located under my knee cap. I don't know if it has to do with the calcium that I was told was building up or I am just getting old and it's arthritis. It is also painful to sit with my legs bent. I plan on making an appointment with a local orthopedic soon. I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this.
Lately I have noticed my right knee seems to be slightly swollen and it will get worse n feel stiff when the weather is damp, and if I move my leg a certain way or lock up that knee it just doesn't feel right ...
Lately I have noticed my right knee seems to be slightly swollen and it will get worse n feel stiff when the weather is damp, and if I move my leg a certain way or lock up that knee it just doesn't feel right ...
For some reason lately I cannot squat or bend my knees. Not because of the knee cap but behind the knee.
It could be a ligament or cartilage problem or displacement of the knee cap or even arthritis. There are other medical conditions that can cause knee pain. Do you suffer from gout at all, is the knee inflamed and red or just painful? I would advise you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Your doctor may refer you for xray. I have osteoarthritis in both knees, but my right knee is the worst.
The pain is mostly located on the interior of the knee and right behind the knee cap. Sometimes exercise makes it feel better, but sometimes walking on it for long distances also makes it feel worse. I would like to know if I should exercise it more, or rest it. Any advice from someone who experienced something similar or medical advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
You need to know I have arthritis in both knees and no cartilage left under knee caps. My knee instantly was hurting but mostly when trying to walk normal. I can walk stiff legged and it doesn't hurt too bad but flex the knee and it has sharp pain like i have walking up and down stairs because of the knee caps. I sit in a normal position but lifting foot causing lots of pain around knee cap. I'm guessing I probably pulled something. Have put ice on it and taken ibu.
my Ortho told me that i had arthritis behind my knee cap, he shot my knee with cortizone, after two day i felt like knew but after two months, i started to feel the knee pain again, i went to see the doc again, he recommended another shot, i agreed, he tried to give me the shot without any anesthetic, so when the needle went in, by impulse i pull my knee back, and ever since then, i cannot bend my knee, i cannot kneel down, it hurts constantly, its an undescribable pain, worst than ever before.
now there is acute pain behind my knee cap when i try to walk without limping and when i make sudden movements and there no swelling visable. what could it be and will it get better on its own?
The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation, chondromalacia patella, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder. True knee locking is caused by either a torn piece of cartilage, or a loose bone fragment due to a bone disorder called osteochondritis dissecans.
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