Knee cap tendon

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I have yet to ask my doc about this and plan to in a couple weeks at a checkup, but my knee cap is definitely bigger than my other one! There is no swelling, no soft tissue surrounding it, but you can really tell and even measure that the knee cap is wider than its counterpart?? When looking at it is very square and boxy, my other knee is very "pointy" or "knobby" and they used to look the same, Any ideas what is going on and if it will ever get back to normal?
She woke up yesterday with a Swollen bump under her knee cap that is the size of 1/2 her knee. The top of it has a spot on it that looks like she scrapped or burned it like a rug burn. Says when she presses on it, it burns/hurts. Hurts to bend but only because of the skin being pulled. Obviously I told her to go to the dr tomorrow to get checked out which she is. She has been iceing it.
My quadricep tendon snapped due to a skiing accident. The doctor drilled thru my kneecap and tied the tendon to the bottom. I have recently noticed a hard bump on the underside of my kneecap. What is it? Should I worry? it doesn't hurt.
I have a hard boney bump on the outer side of my left knee cap. I only started to notice the bump after I've increased my running miles. 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?
on 4/4/09 jumped a pipe fence and ruptured my left patellar tendon from the knee cap,tore soft tissue on both sides of knee 4/13/09 sugery,went home same day,with brace locked straight. 4/23/09 first visit with doc after surgery, stiching removed , was told to be real careful not to tear tendon loose. doc said to start lifting from back of knee 2 times a day very lightly. (as ive done) i stoped taking pain pills after my second day home becuase i dint like the way they were effecting me.
) Anyhow, Every time I walk up and down stairs, my right knee gets a sharp, stabbing pain right above my knee cap. This usually lasts for about 15-20 minutes. I do hear it pop on occasion, and am wondering if you think it could be a partial tear. I could just go see my surgeon again, but have opted to wait a year or so between surgeries. I also start a new job in 2013, and I don't want to be out right when I start a job. Thoughts?
He said I can either live with it or have surgery that involves screwing an anchor into my knee cap, stitching up the tendon, and reattaching it to the kneecap. I'm not sure what to do. I want the freedom to be more active, but I'm afraid surgery could make my knee worse. I am searching for a second opinion to help me determine what would be best. Thank you.
Is the pain under your knee cap or tendon? From what you are saying it sounds like your saying under your knee cap. You could have patellofemoral syndrome; very common for cyclists (read your bio). Try this website. http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/sma/sma_patellod_sma.
He also will be drilling holes in my knee cap to allow bone marrow to help repair the tendon. I am just curious to whether or not this sounds like a proper next step to try and provide me with some pain relief. I have also thought about getting a second opinion from a civilian orthopedic to get their opinion.
in 2009 i was kicked by a horse below the knee cap and it cut through my pattelar tendon. here we are 2 1/2 years later and i cant run, go up/down stairs, it hurts to walk. when i do walk my left leg has to be all the way staight when i put my weight on it. oh and get this my MRI's and Xrays came back normal. i need somebody's help because the military doctors are saying there is nothing i can do and they dont know why it is causing me pain still.
You can look at my knee and see the presence of a lump below the knee cap towards the inside of my knee. I do not complain of pain unless it is extreme. I walked around on a torn meniscus in both knees the right one for about a year the left almost 2 years when I told my doc that it was getting bad. I am angry and hurt that the first MD did not listen to me. I told him over and over again that my knee was not hurting on the side where the prosthetic is.
Hello sarabear and welcome to the Pain Forum: I think what you're experiencing is called Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) The knee is a complex joint. It includes the articulation between the tibia and femur (leg and thigh) and the patella (knee cap) and femur. The most common knee problems in running relate to what is called the "patellofemoral complex". This consists of the quadriceps, knee cap and patellar tendon.
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.
The bursa is a thin lining of tissue that sits in front of the patella(knee cap). There are bursae in many areas of the body, wherever a tendon attaches to a bone superficially. When you fell, you caused bleeding into the bursa, this caused the swelling and eventual bruise like appearance. First, you should have an Xray, to be safe, and make sure you didnt actually fracture your patella.
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?
My right knee cap occasionally will slip out of place and then realign its self. When this happens I have severe pain for a few hours. It usally only happens every few months, however I was in the hospital for asthma and it happened twice. All I have to be doing is just walking. Is this something to worry about? I broke my right ankle in 2001 and since then have had it fused, I fell on my left knee in 1996 and in 2007 had to have a patellar relignment.
I'd like you to take a quick eval of your knee based on a few factors. If you look at your Patella (Knee Cap), are they relatively even between Left and Right sides when you extend and flex your knee? Note any deviations you see with movement. During Knee Extension do you observe pockets protruding from the sides of the patella? If so is your Right Knee worse?
Hi there! Well, without a physical evaluation and probably a few tests, it would be difficult to point out the cause of your discomfort. I would suggest an evaluation by an orthopedician to look for injuries in and around the knee joint like fractures, ligament/ tendon tears etc. Meanwhile I would advise keeping the knee partially immobilized. You may use a crepe bandage for the same. Alternate hot fomentation and ice-packs with some tylenol/ NSAIDS may provide some relief as well.
But then up and pain subsided. Possibly knee cap moved back in place. Now then in morning knee lil swollen, pain when walking, no bending or squatting which would lead my proffessional opinion to be you over streched tendons, possibly a slight tear. Use an ice pack for 2 days twice a day 30 mins each. No more weights till Friday. If everything returns to normal leave the squats out for an additional week. However by this Friday if knee is still the same, go see family doctor.
Hi, I have pain in the tibia of my left leg, which I think is below the knee cap. The pain started when I was 18, after I got an injury during a basketball game. Now I'm 20 and I still feel the pain only when I engage in physical activity. What's wrong with me. Could these by osgood schlatters disease?
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.
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.
Drilled holes in my knee cap and tied everything back together. Last night I woke up and the muscles were going into spasms. It felt like something shifted in my knee and then it just stopped. My question is could the spasm have caused it to retear or hopefully it was just shifting everything into place. I felt no pain after and it actually feels better. I called Dr and talked to the nurse and she said spasms were common and shouldn't do any damage.
One in 2005 and 1 in 2009 iit had to be done because of md not putting back together right. Now have swelling and pain behind knee cap and on outside of knee. Right now md has me on indocin and a knee emobilizer. Has anyone had same problem if so what did they do ?
I've notice when i go down the stairs under my right knee cap hurts. and the back of my knee hurts. or if i sit like indian style on the floor or if my knee is bent for more then like 5 minutes. it hurts bad to straighten it or to walk. yesterday i was sitting indian style and stood up and went to run and fell because of my knee. any suggestions? should i go to the doctor? anyone?
I have recently been diagnosed with a tendon tear in my knee, and more specifically the patellar tendon, the doctor said he does not want to do surgery due to the 6 to 12 month rehab time with this procedure and since it is not completely torn, but without surgery it looks like i will not be 100 percent again and get back my capabilities.
This happened a few other times throughout the week, sharp pains when I bent my knee. The sharp pains have stopped but I'm left now with constant pain. My knee cap and area above the knee cap are swollen and stiff. I can't walk well and have a lot of pain when bending the knee, like getting up and down from a chair. Recently my calf started hurting upon walking. At times, the calf hurts more than the knee.
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!
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