Knee pain under cap

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I walked the pain off and thought it would get better. Now there is a very sharp pain directly below the knee cap whenever I bend my knee. It is very tender, and has a tendency to give out when i walk up or down stairs. Any ideas on what it could be? ACL? Miniscus?
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.
About 3 days ago I hit my knee on a bleacher right under my knee-cap and it is swollen and warm when I place my hand on it.Looks red at the area ofcource but was wanting to know is this something that I should be seen immediately or can I treat it at home.
Sudden swelling of the knee joint 4. Pain in the knee when walking An ACL tear may be difficult to diagnose immediately after the injury because of associated pain and swelling. There may also be muscle spasm that contributes to making the knee difficult to examine. Therefore, it may not be possible to conclusively determine the presence of an ACL tear soon after the injury.
It is located around my knee caps and more often then not I feel more pain under my knee cap which is a sharp pain. My knees are both always swollen and hurt. Is there a reason for this? My doc told me to get ankle weights and do leg raises and that hurts even more than walking. Every year I go for my yearly physical when he bends twists and moves my right knee it has a popping sound like when people crack their fingers almost but it hurts. What can I do? I am desperate.
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.
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.
This happens due to a lot of force put on the knee cap after surgery as the knee cap gets used to the new implant. The rubbing and pressure results in cyst formation. Other causes of pain after knee replacement can be infection, improper alignment of the implant and poor blood supply. A complete evaluation is needed to determine the cause. The cyst can get absorbed or it may need to be drained. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
The pain is all around the knee cap and behind the knee. i cant think of anything I did to strain the knee othere then walking on the tred mill. What can this be?
This may result in cartilage deterioration, which at the knee usually occurs on the medial aspect or inner part of the knee cap. All patello-femoral pain though may not be caused by this mechanism, although uneven stresses across the joint are believed to play an important role in the development of pain in this area. I hope this was of some help to you. Please take care.
At time it feels as though something is being wedged under my knee cap. I just don't know how to make the pain go away and it is getting worse every time it happens.
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!
I went to the doctor and he diagnosed me but I lost the paper. So I do not know what is called. The pain is under both sides of my knee cap. It occurs when I go down stairs; bend my knees to jump, and thrust forward on a bike. 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.
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 also get pain in my knee when I stand up after sitting for a few minutes. The pain is pretty bad and sometimes causes me to stumble or fall over. Today I experienced sharp pains in my knee while walking up and down the stairs. I would greatly appreciate knowledge from anyone on this and/or what I may be able to do to help prevent the pain.
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.
The knee bruised, swelled slightly. There has been a small spot on top of my knee cap that is soft and slightly raised under the skin. If I touch that spot it is extremely tender and painful. If I bump the spot the pain is severe, sharp and stabbing pain that lingers for some time. It feels like I've been cut with a sharp object.
Hi, Thanks for writing in. With no history of trauma pain in the knee below the knee cap can occur due to bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis and infection. But, it is important to rule out other causes by getting a physical examination and x-rays done to see what it is. Rest, ice packs, anti-inflammatories and strengthening exercises are common modes of treatment for bursitis or arthritis or tendinitis. Consult a orthopedician for further assistance.
He did an ultrasound and drew off some more fluid and gave him another cortizone shot. The first doctor drew the fluid from under his knee and the second drew it from his knee cap. It has been several weeks now and his pain is back he still has a little swelling but now both his knees hurt. He wears a brace on both his knees now. He has trouble getting up if he has to get down on the ground for something. We are not sure what to do now because both doctors has told him all his test look fine.
This is caused by fluid built up under pressure within the knee cavity in response to an inflammatory problem within the knee. Usually no treatment is given if there are no symptoms. If anti-inflammatory medications are not able to take care of the pain, then draining the fluid is an option. Often corticosteroid injections are given at the same time. Patients remain symptoms free for varying periods of time ranging from few days to year or more.
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.
Normally, you would expect the extra warmth in the area with a clot and possibly redness I think, but if it is hiding under your knee cap, I'm wondering if those symptoms mightn't show. You don't want to massage the area or put any heat on it until you get blood clot ruled out, because you wouldn't want a clot breaking loose.
the seconed surg the dr removed 60% of my miniscus and 90% of cartalage from my knee cap i have been back working for about a year and a half now and i am having extreem pain when putting weight on it .i am scheduled for cinvisc injections but i am concerned if i may have further injured it due to the work i do . i am a food service driver and unload 17,000 pounds a day and work an avg of 14 hours a day .
Hi bear6105, I have suffered from similar knee pain for years after playing rugby all through school. There is a fluid sac under the knee cap that can become inflamed and this is what caused my pain. About four months ago a friend introduced me to Mona Vie. Its an anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant supplement and has helped greatly reduce the pain. If you would like more info let me know.
Hi there, About 3 months ago I noticed a pain in my knee, only when it is in a certain position- when I am squatting down on my heels (e.g. to look under a table). I also noticed that if I kneel down and make contact with the ground at a certain angle (just medial to my patella) I get a sharp pain that radiates up the back of my leg. The pain that comes when squatting is less severe.
I have had a really painful right knee under the knee cap,its gradually becoming worse when I kneel down or go up and downstairs(particular going upstairs) I have to hold the rail going up as the pain is really bad.my knee does give way at times and if I turn awkwardly I get a severe shooting pain in my knee.I have seen my doc who is sending me to a specialist and arranged physio.what is a knee wash and what does it entail ,she also thinks my menisca is damaged.what treatment can I expect?
What do i do my knees are hurting on the inner knee cap and on the bottom it feels lik ei have pressure back there and it hurts what do i do i have iced it i have done everything but talk to a dotcor i need help?
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?
anyway This morning I was coming out of a van and as I turned to walk I got what can only be described as a burst of excrutiating pain to the front of my knee ( just under the knee cap in that little space where doctors tap to test reflexes). The pain would subside and then flare again to extreme proportions. This lasted approximately 1 minute then stopped. It just happened to me again tonight as my legs were hanging off the bed under no strain whatsoever.
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