Knee cap hurts to touch

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Hello, the last few months, ive had pain above my knee cap, if i press on the muscle or tendor that seems to attach to the top of the knee cap, it is quite sore right where it connects to the knee cap, and when walking its ok, but stairs it really is sore, sitting down and getting up, kneeling. Ive tried applying heat to it, then stretching, then applying ice going for walks, stretching, seems to give temporary releif.
The bump has only recently started to give me pain while I'm active. It is not painful to touch, but it hurts really bad when I climb stairs or bend my knee. What could be the problem?
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
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? And is it something I should go see my doctor about?
i HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES. The back of my thigh down to my calf hurts to touch, almost like how your skin hurts when u have the flu. The only thing is Im not sick and it is only on my back side of left leg. I too told my doctor and she kind of laughed and said she cant imagine what that is about, like it was no big deal. I am concerned though, this is the second time it happened.
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It is extremely painful to the touch. If I bend my knee all the way, as the skin pulls over my knee, it hurts very bad. It's so painful that I can't do anything that involved kneeling down where my knee would touch the floor. Like I said, it's tiny... about the size of a zit. Any ideas? I'm a 26 year old male.
I went hiking this fall and did approx 12miles in Shenandoah NP, carrying minimal weight, over a half day. Since then, I've had a sharp pain in my left knee, just below my knee cap, but only when straightening my leg after sitting with my legs pulled in, standing for long periods, or sitting in a vehicle for long hours. Rest does not seem to help and to my knowledge, the area around my knee is not swollen or tender to the touch. I haven't taken any falls or landed awkwardly on it.
Its been about 2 weeks and it still hurts like it just happened if I touch my knee cap hard enough. If I poke it softly, I noticed its numb up until theres enough pressure for it to hurt. It doesnt hurt when I walk or lift boxes at work, but it feels really weak all day and if I bend it theres a tension that starts at the top of the knee all the way down to the bottom. Any idea what might be wrong? Thanks!
On monday I smacked my knee extremely hard into the mule post at the bottom of the stairs the pain was extremely bad, i've been limping ever since the knee looks deformed there was a massive purple bruise which has now gone down. There is still swelling on the knee cap and the leg feels numb yet painful and tingly to the toes. It's my right leg so it's my main leg and I don't know what to do. I can move my leg but its really painful.
The inside of my knee burned and hurt to even touch at that point. I got an MRI after that visit. When I went back to see my Dr. again, he said I only have a small tear in my menisuc on the inside of my knee and that he doesn't think I need surgery. He shot me up with cortisone, warned me it would be sore for a day or two, and then said to just go get a check up in a month. I got the cortisone shot 3 days ago, the pain, popping, and knee giving out has not gone away.
I go to bed and can't sleep it hurts so bad. I get up it hurts to get up. Iam 58 and have always been an outdoors person. Now I can't get on a horse not alone ride. I can't ride a bike but what hurts most is to know I can't even get down like I use to going to beach kneeling down to pick up shells or sit down on ground. As it is If I fall I can"t get up. Not only pain but feeling helpless and the stares I get. Yes I have pain meds they hardly take edge off.
Although the pain doesn't show up when I poke or touch my knee, I can duplicate the pain when my knee is slightly bent and I press below the knee cap and rub to the painward side while still pressing. I almost thought it was a chipped bone at first, but now (because of the above) I think it is a collection of fluid and the pain is from the fluid trying to migrate to an area of muscle or tissue that doesn't want to separate. Some of you may be aware of how powerful hydraulic pressure can be.
Now I am struggling with the decision of whether to get a knee replacement! Good luck to you and please keep touch so we can compare notes.
If you have Patella Femoral Syndrome you should have pain located around or under the knee cap. It is most common in runners. It is one of the most misdiagnosed running related injuries. Pain is often aggravated by bending because this causes the most motion of the knee cap over the femoral groove. I assume your physician agrees with your diagnosis. The treatment is what your physicians are telling you....
i was bck to work and suddenly i felt so weak in my leg and the pain was unbearable below the knee cap ,gradually the pain spread to my calf and back of my thigh but there was no swelling at all..no redness no bruises...i tried al sorts of heat rubs and pain killers ...wich showed temporary effect. went in for an x-ray fearing arthritis or rheumetisis..later figured out its a sprain...was put on some more pain killers n more heat rubs...
Please try to go to a neurologist, preferably, and see if you can start taking Gabapentin. It would be expensive I think with no insurance, but Gabapentin seems to be a life-saver for me so far.
I thought I had a great Dr the first time to but kept going back and he told me nothing was wrong the last 2 times he did not even touch my knee. I finally had it and went to another dr took him a week to find out the parical was loose and everytime I walked it was causing pain. I had no chice but to have the full knee it has been hard and painful but nothing like the first time. meds at least help now and I can sleep for 3-4 hours at a time.
I still can't put extra pressure on it, do squats or lunges, and it still hurts to touch it even with light pressure at the fracture site.
It is sore to touch where the implant ends towards my ankle and always hurts when I talk a lot. I always just work through it. When I run or jog it really hurts. I am not so old that I don't want to run or job sometimes. Now I am developing sebaceous cysts on that leg. I had one removed and now I have three more. I went back to the Dr who put in the implant and he said my leg bothers me because it isn't as strong as the other leg. But I don't think that it is. I exercise a lot.
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m out of the hospital, I went in for Emergency surgery last night. They had to cut open my knee to take 2 of the screws out. I have had to take two vicoden. I'm really scared guys and I have a glazed over feeling, I really need to talk so if someone could write I would really appreciate it.
Every morning when i wake up i have a numbness in both my legs and vibrations which causes me not to wake up... And also when i touch the place where i got stiched it hurts, which never happened before... I dont know if its due to growing? Im scared it could be something major because its internal...
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The swelling still lays in the muscle on my left side back, it looks and feels swollen from the top of my left side back to the middle of my back, it hurts, burns to touch. The unusal pain has moved to my left breast and my breathing is alittle difficult when i lay down. Also at like 4 am this day, something popped in my left breast and woke me up from my sleep it hurt really bad afterwards like, the pain women get when their breast are tender dued to a following menstrual cycle.
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The pain is awkward…it is oftentimes hard to describe…and it doesn’t respond to touch…you can touch my knee cap all day long and it won’t hurt. But it hurts to walk, it hurts on stairs, it hurts lying with my leg straightened, it hurts to sit too long, it hurts behind my knee, and it hurts inside. IT JUST HURTS!! I elevate, I don’t; I rest it, and I don’t. I use heat, I use cold…I use both. I use whatever even helps a little.
A recent x-ray showed medial problems, and patella femoral pain, knee cap is hypermobile and they want to give my Synvisc, since I still have cartilage. Problem, I may need cortisone first according to my insurance, but I am considering the Synvisc----what do these shots fell like, I have heard horror stories........are they really that painful? I am currently in pt, taking Celebrex, icing and modifying my exercise routine.
But now my left leg knee cap up a little ways is swollen..burning but cool to touch.. nd hurts all the time. The burning gets so bad it knocks me to my knees. I startes feeling around both my legs in that general area..nd now theres a huge knot where its hurtin. I asked dr. when it first started he said uterus was sitting on a nerve but this was before it was constant painful nd swollen nd before the knot appeared. I have tried baths. Heating pad. Cool compresses nd nothing helps.
(i truly think he told me to lay down so I couldn't punch him when he did what he did next.) Next he grabs my knee cap and starts yanking it side to side and massaging my knee very roughly. He tells my wife she has to do this twice a day, ten to fifteen times and then pick up my knee so it bends a little 3 to 5 times. He then told me I couldn't have my brace back and sent us home with a script for Physical Therapy. I guess my question is, it has only been 4.
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