Knee cap numb

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I went into a tackle and twisted my knee causing my knee cap to move right round to the side on my leg , it kind of made a pop sound, so i bend my knee and pushed on the side of my knee cap and it popped back to its normal postion. its bin 3days since i hurt it and i cant straighten or bend my leg properly, also the heel of my foot is completly numb it doesn't hurt its just numb. could you please tell me what if done to my knee? and why my heels numb? also will i get feeling back in it?
It felt as though my knee cap slammed downward towards my shin/ankle area. A loud POP sounded and my knee instantly went numb and within about 6 seconds looked as though it had 3 ounces of liquid piling up in it. Within about a minute, a bruise was visible. Sensations included intense burning, and a swollen/huge scab-like feeling inside my knee. Despite common sense, I did not go to the doctor because I hoped that the standard rule would apply: time heals most wounds.
Has anyone experienced horrible pain in the knee-cap area and down the shin, after knee replacement? Mine burn, sting, numb in areas, have really bad cramps in my calf muscles..usually @ nite, hurts to walk...heck they hurt all the time! I had my surgery 2 1/2 yrs ago. (both knees) My dr. sent me to a pain center. That's not the answer. I want them FIXED! I am currently taking 3600mg.gabapentin daily & celebrex40mg daily. Thanks for your help.
For some reason lately I cannot squat or bend my knees. Not because of the knee cap but behind the knee.
I thought it would go away on it's one. But the pain is still there. It's located right below my left knee cap. It feels numb otherwise just kills when I put any pressure on it. Any ideas on what it might be or what I should do?
I have applied an ibuprofen gel to the knee at the moment, If anything the knee with the problems is colder than the better knee (may be the ibuprofen gel) When i put pressure with my fingers onto the knee cap there is a slight numb feeling, no swelling, no fluid, no bruising, no redness....
Hi. . If you had recently fallen and hurt your knee, you might have had a bleeding inside your joint and collection of blood in the joint space along with some fracture. I would advise you to immediately see an orthopedician and get an x-ray or a MRI of the affected joint done. Please do not ignore it.
It is now may and it still gives out on me about once daily, It is still numb, and now has a lump extending from the right side of me knee cap to what feels like a boneon the inside of my knee. What could this be?
there is a patch of skin on my left leg on the outside of my knee cap that is numb. the only time it gives me a problem is getting out of the shower when i stretch to dry my leg off - that's when it hurts somewhat. kind of like a burning sensation i suppose. otherwise, it doesn't give me any pain. however, when i scratch the area, that's when i can tell it is numb. like you guys have said, the area of skin looks completely normal - no swelling, discoloration, etc.
Im having severe pain in my left leg still and i had surgery in november. My pain is mostly on the side of my knee cap and it swells just by standing, i tried mentioning it to my doctor but he keeps making me wait to see if it gets better, he also recently put my in a patella j brace, to keep my knee in place, but it seems to be making my pain worst.
Also from the center of my knee cap to the left edge of my knee is now pretty numb. Again this was roughly two weeks ago. I don't have any pain walking or running. Just on contact and the numbness. Should I be concerned? Thank you.
Hi, How are you? Numbness just below the knee cap could be due to a variety of reasons like nerve damage, inadequate blood supply and repeated trauma. Chronic conditions in the knee or severely damaged ACL also can cause this. Has there been any history of trauma or surgery to the knee? Nerve damage to superficial cutaneous nerve during total knee replacement is quiet common. I would suggest that you visit a orthopedician for complete work up and further advise on treatment.
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!
The pain is right below the knee cap on the r.side.The area also turns alittle numb to the touch.Is there something I can do to fix the problem or do I have to see a Orthopedic doctor.
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.
If there is enough ligament left it will be stretched and stapled to the bone. The patella (knee cap) will be either removed or reattached. If there isn't enough ligament to stretch, then a ligament from a cadaver will be sewn onto the existing ligament and stapled into place on the bone. The surgeon will cut the knee open in one of several ways, all of them will cut through muscle and nerves. You may have a numb spot forever, but that isn't too bad.
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.
The problem is my left leg had a burning pain when I put weight on it. The pain got better, but it still hurts some. Also, just below my knee cap is numb. I took generic Lortab and tried to stay off of my feet as much as possible. Yesterday, it seemed like my leg was a lot better, then last night it woke me up hurting. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled 1/15. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to relieve the pain and/or make my situation better?
Over the last 3 years I have had a number of operations on my knees (Laterall release on both knees, and both my cartalige and knee cap shaved on my left) I had physio with the first two opos but my surgen recomended no physio after my third op as he was concerned about wear on my knee. about 4 weeks after returning to work (up on my feet about 4 hours a day but not constanly).
Between the knee cap where the hinge area turned a blueish gray with hints of red immediately then began swelling. I have a spurts of shooting pain . I went home immediately elevating it and icing it. Oh and wrapped it for compression. It is however the skin is numb. why??
I have experienced the tingling numbness in my toes and when I rb my swollen knee it feels like a wave going back and forth on my knee cap. The fluid on my knee and ankle are driving me nuts and having to compensate w/ my other leg is causing pain in that knee and hip. I am wishing I never had surgery and can't deal w/ this much longer. I have a 6yr old so when I get home from work I am in so much pain that I can't do anything to entertain my daughter and enjoy my life and being a parent.
The pain i was experiencing felt like it was underneath the knee cap, so i assumed it was runners knee and just got a knee brace. After about two or three weeks of the pain not getting better, I decided to take a break from running, which inevitably led to the pain subsiding. Currently, I haven't run in about 3 weeks and I feel absolutely no pain walking around. I can do squats, stationary bike, and elliptical without any knee pain.
About two weeks ago I was coming down the stairs and my knee locked up and I got this terrible biurning pain right where my knee joint and knee cap meet on the right side. I was in agony and could hardly put any weight on my right leg because it felt like it would give out. Then after a half hour or so the pain went away and I was back to normal. It happens every once in awhiile mostly while I am coming down stairs. What could this be and what could be causing it?
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.
my surgical knee is double the size of the non-surgical one, but I am more concerned that my knee cap is totally numb. Is this normal?
I have had both knees done, and glad I'm this end of it, but like others I have clunking. My right knee swells and feels like it is pulling away from my knee cap. Now if I walk too far, and 'm only talking half a kilometre, I am in agony. My muscles at the back of my thighs feel like lead weights. The tightness doesn't seem to be improving. I am doing all the excercises including bike. I am going to try physio, although my surgeon thought I was doing so well I shouldn't need it.
I am able to bear weight on it , but turning inward or outward causes pain. Also from the knee cap to about half weight down the shin is numb. Thank you for your help.
Hi, I dislocated both my knee caps over the past few years and I noticed, after my right knee cap dislocated, every time I drive for more than 10-15 minutes without a cruise, numbness starts right at my knee and works its way down to where I can't feel anything, even the pedals, even though I know they are there. I did not have surgery on my knees after those injuries, and it is only my right leg that has this problem. The numbness never occurred prior to the injury.
Hi there, So this past Sunday (April 7) I somehow dripped over a gas hose and fell directly on the lower edge of my knee cap. I have a massive bruise that pretty much spreads through the whole front area of my knee. Inside the bruise I have there is a pinkish area that is completely numb except for where the pink area goes over the inside edge of my knee cap and patella. Any pressure there at all sends me through the roof.
(Feb 20) This is NOT the first time this has happend. In 2007 my right leg, from my hip to my knee-cap was completely numb for two weeks straight. then went away. My mother told me that i have had problems with this type of thing happening ever since i was real little as well. She told me that when i was two, both my legs did that at the same time and i couldnt walk for a month. I can walk fine now, i can move my legs and everything. Its just numb. Kind of a warm numbness.
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