Knee cap grinding

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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.
I fell directly on my right knee cap on monday, Pain started immediatly and some swelling as well. I also noticed that it feels like either the knee cap or behind it is poping and grinding when I walk or move it. I had an x ray done and it was fine. They gave me a brace, motrin and pain meds. The brace helps b/c with it on my knee won't pop or crack. My question is should I have any furthers tests done like an mri or are these symtoms just going to go away with time?
but the bump has seperated into teenie tiny bumps and hav over 7 YEARS relocated to beneath my knee cap my left knee has began process over the past 2 years im a 19 year old female and this began in the 6th grade for me and my doctor said it would go away in 6 months - 1 year its began to be VERRY painful in my right knee and all around my knee up to about my mid thigh down to above my calf it shoot through my knee when i lift my leg.
He did noticed that my knee cap was grinding down. He did not realize that he stretched the band that holds in the meniscus. So in Oct. 27 of 2011 I had a total knee replacement. During physical therapy I gained the motion back rather fast, I was asked to slow down. After I started outpatient physical therapy I started to hear and feel a bunch of grinding and popping in my knee. This occurred whenever I sat down, stood up, or basically moved my leg in any way.
a year and 1/2 ago I fell down some stairs and landed on cement causing a left knee injury, after a few weeks of physical therapy the swelling and general soreness was better but I had a burning feeling under my knee cap, clicking and grinding, the Dr told me it was normal.
The doc said the tendons, or ligaments (I can't remember which) are too weak (due to the fact that my knee are still growing) to keep the knee cap from sliding over to far and causing inflammation and swelling in the knee. So, it would be great if someone knows what is wrong and what it is called. Thanks.
I have a hard (boney) bruised lump on the upper right part of my knee cap. It hurts to touch it and put pressure on it when I am walking. It is also swelled (kind of feels like there is fluid in it). I also feel grinding at the top of my knee when I move it and there it pops on the left side. Almost two weeks ago I fell and skinned the same knee pretty badly. The part that got skinned is healing nicely but I don't know what this lump is. Any ideas on what this could be?
This morning however, I am having sharp pains on the left side of my right knee, its around the knee cap and the pain starts if I bend my knee, going up stairs, and sitting with it bent. There is no pain when I am standing though. Any ideas on how to treat it?
My knee clicks now and again and when I feel the knee cap it feels like it's grinding, does anyone have any ideas what this could be, my partner seems to think it could be my cartilage!
when I sit down my knee sounds like the bones are grinding together. could I be missing the cartilage in my knee?
Hi about a a year and a half ago I had a bad fall on hardwood floor by doing a flip in cheerleading my left knee caught my fall and all my wieght I went to a doctor they said I damaged my bursa but it still hasnt heeled I tryed everything I can't kneel with out getting sharp pains and when I walk it swells really bad and I can feel grinding on the top of my knee cap I'm 16 and I really can't take the pain anymore and I know surgery is used for this type of injury would you recommend I have surge
The issue is, that if my knees are bent for any period of time they begin to ache and if I stretch them out they hurt more. The pain is occurring to the inside of the knee cap and lasts roughly 5 minutes. In addition, my left knee will periodically give out, and I am more prone to hyper-extending my knees than I was prior to them getting hurt ( I don't know whether or not this is related). Any ideas as to what's up?
I have pain behind my right knee cap. The pain is most severe when I stretch my right leg by straightening it out. This pain started about 10 days ago while playing basketball. I don't remember a specific injury while playing. The pain just seemed to start. I played through to the end of the game and then quit. The pain subsided after a week or so. I ran 2 miles yesterday pain free during the run, but my knee has become sore today.
do you mean under the patella (knee cap)? I am always sorry to hear that someone has pain....we can relate. I hope you will be able to obtain a diagnosis and effective treatment.
Whenever I walk up stairs my left knee makes a clicking noise and if I touch and feel my knee it feels like a grinding sensation inside my knee. I've been icing my knee after each game and the next few days following. It is uncomfortable to walk on it at times but not necessarily painful or impossible. I have started going to the gym again.
and include popping, clicking, and I am almost positive that my knee cap feels as though it continuously relocates unnaturally. Furthermore, the cartiladge that I hear before sounds much worse and more frequent. Now, over this past weekend, I leaned up on my car only feel as though fluid might be in there (keep in mind it has swelled up frequently after therapy). A couple days ago I started to feel a little better on a scale of 1-10, a five if I don't do anything I am in good shape.
I do have small pain near the right knee joint / knee cap. Whereas I do have more pain on the inner side of left knee joint. I had scheduled an appointment with Orthopedician next monday. Meanwhile I had regular scheduled physical therapy, who examined and said I might have rapture / strained the ligament. If I stand still I don't feel pain but I feel pain when I bend knee either while changing position from stand to sit. Is this I need to worry about and see emergency immedialtely.
Last year I worked in a retial store. My duties included unloading trucks, lifting up to 80 pounds, pulling pallets of merchandise stacked up to 7 feet, and several hours of kneeling per night. I began to have pain in my knee and thought I had sprained it. However, a year later, the symptoms are still present, and become worse with increased standing, kneeling, or bending. Just under the right knee cap swells dramatically, and is "squishy" like fluid. It becomes extremely painful.
I do not feel any popping or grinding. Most pain is across the top of the knee cap and along the interior side of my knee. The pain is present while walking, climbing stairs and when I first stand after sitting for a long period of time. Additionally, if I stand for too long, my knee is extremely sore and stiff. The worst pain is that which wakes my in the middle of the night at least 1-2 times per week.
Hello I'm 17 years old and any help is greatly appreciated I was at this party about 7 months ago and i had too much to drink and fell on my knee Since I have been unable to apply pressure to my left knee while bending - without feeling pain - Bending my knee isn't a problem as long as i don't put my weight on it - The pain i'm feeling is just underneath the knee cap. I've been to an " knee specialist " and he gave me these 2 injections which were supposed to help .
had total knee done in both knees. right knee 6yrs. ago, left knee 5yrs. ago. no problem in left knee occasional clicking. but right knee has had some occasional clicking over the years but know this was normal. have had some swelling and fluid on right knee in past but now have a grinding noise and pain and fluid and swelling at just below right side knee cap.
had total knee done in both knees. right knee 6yrs. ago, left knee 5yrs. ago. no problem in left knee occasional clicking. but right knee has had some occasional clicking over the years but know this was normal. have had some swelling and fluid on right knee in past but now have a grinding noise and pain and fluid and swelling at just below right side knee cap.
it seems to be in correspondence with hip pain as well on my right hip. the pain is above my knee cap...not muscular...and hurts mostly between and 90-120% angles when I extend my knee out. I have no idea why it corresponds with hip pain as well. Both knees also feel like there is no lubrication in the joint...for if I sit in sams position for a long period of time...both knees start and ache! I also am flat footed...I am wondering if this can have anything to do with it. Please help...
rest the leg, use ice packs, keep the leg elevated and use compression knee caps or straps. You can take anti-inflammatory medications. When pain goes away you will have to take up strengthening and stretching exercises of thigh and leg muscles. Please consult a sports injury specialist or an orthopedic specialist for this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Does he experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? Are there any positions that make his knee more or less comfortable? Has he tried anything to help his pain and, if yes, has that been successful? Has he ever had surgery on his knee? Does he have any hip or ankle pain? His other symptom of stabbing and aching pain suggests that he might be having nerve compression either at the lower back or at the level of knee. Keep us posted with your answers. Bye.
The injury feels like I overstretched something, similar to a pulled muscle. From the squat position it is at the top of the knee, above the cap and painful to any pressure. It has evolved into a dull pain behind the cap and located at the top. I work a desk job and the worst part is keeping the knee in the sitting position. It is really difficult to stand up and straighten it out.
I started noticing that after running for 3 to 5 miles, I get bruises on my knee (the left knee has darker / larger bruise than the right knee). The bruises only hurt like a bruise when I press down on them. But they are not particularly painful when I walk or run the next day. I run about twice to 3 times a week. Question: Is this someting that I need to pay more attention to or is there any knee exercises that I can do? Thank you!!
My knee is stiff and painful today underneath the knee cap where the pes anserine tendon inserts and to the inside of the knee cap (medially). I also have pain in the middle of the back of the knee, is especially sharp if I push into it. In terms of comfort and daily activities, I am having no trouble walking except that my knee will get a little swollen (very slight) and stiff if I walk a lot.
There doesn't seem to be any swelling at all - and the pain on the left knee is on the side - along the right hand side of the knee cap. I spoke to the Dr this morning and he is sending me to a physiotherapist as he doesn't want to consider surgery - unless it is absolutely necessary. I'm perplexed as to why this is occurring as I didn't have a fall or any trauma tot he knee.
I landed pretty much on my knee cap. At first it was bruised and hurt pretty bad and I didn't think too much about it. I put ice on it the first couple of days and it seemed to be getting better into the first week. As soon as I thought it was almost healed about a week later it started getting worse every day and I was now limping on it. The beginning of the day would start out fine, but once I walked around on it for a while it would start to hurt.
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