Knee pain when playing basketball

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I can feel rubbing and clicking in my knee when I walk. What is wrong with my knee? Should I still be playing basketball or will it make it worse?
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.
I have been having bad knee pain recently. I injured it 20 years ago and when it rains i have always had mild pain, but recently its been almost unbearable. Do you think i've injured something or Is there something I can take for the pain. I've tried Tylenol and Ibuprofen and neither work. Please advise.
As the topic states, I get knee pain in the back of my knee when jumping off one leg while playing basketball. However, the back story should help explain things. About three years ago I rolled my ankle a number of times over the course of a couple of months. It was to the point where I favored it and just started jumping off my opposite, strong leg. This worked for the most part. However, I still managed to roll my weak ankle incidentally while playing from time to time.
She plays basketball and for the past week or so she has been experiencing pain behind her knee. It generally happens when she's active and at night in bed she says. The pain comes and goes and it's really starting to effect her ability to play basketball and walk. When the pain starts she can't put any pressure on it and can barely walk. To my knowledge she has not hurt herself while playing.
Been having a problem with my outside knee when i play basketball. i play about 2 or more hours at a time, everything is fine the first hr or hour and a half. After that the side of my knee begins to hurt and after a while i cant put any weight on it. My lateral movement is almost completely gone and then i can barely walk. Afterwards that whole night im in severe pain, worse after sitting for a bit and trying to stand up.
I would say that the combination of tendinitis and knee pain caused me to play basketball at about 50% and with nearly excruciating pain. On occasion my knees would give out--most of the time after playing a game. After resting them for two weeks now, my knees feel slightly better. So I went to this guy and he explained to me that I had some minor tendinitis(yeah right, when playing I'm nearly crying) and couldn't explain the pain throughout my knee and just said it was overuse.
This stupid knee is driving me insane!!! When I was in high school, about 12 years ago, we were playing basketball in gym class. Somebody fell and rolled onto my leg, which forced my knee to bend the wrong way. Ever since then, every few months or so, I get a horrible pain in that knee. I can walk fine, but to bend it (going up stairs, getting out of the car, getting up from a chair), is really bad.
The pain comes when I jump, squat, lunge, etc. which causes playing basketkball very difficult. The pain is worst directly on my kneecap. I went to the doctor about it in March and they really didn't tell much except to ice it and take ibuprofen which I have been doing often for the past 2 months with very little activity on it. That didn't really help too much so I decided to start working out on it doing some light jump exercises on it, too maybe strengthen the muscles.
They always mildly hurt but if I do anything active hiking, basketball, or do a leg workout the next day I’m hobbling around and look like I need a walker, stairs are my worst enemy. The pain in my knee is on the front lower part of my knee. I went to the doctor about a month ago and he checked the to see if there was any tendon problems by checking the movement (pushing pulling ect.) and x rayed them and said they looked completely normal. He gave me meloxicam 7.
The pain is located from the back left of the knee around to the front left of the knee, when flexed. I have a high pain tolerance since always getting injured in sports since i was little playing soccer on sprained ankles, so i do not know if i seriously injured myself, or i just need more time.
6 months ago I sprained my knee. Not sure how bad though. Any ways the pain is gone but it is a little unstable when I bend it when I'm standing up. And its still swollen especially after athletic activity. I sprained it playing basketball. And i still play. I just want to know if something is wrong or if the injury was worse than i was told and if i need to see a doctor.
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.
I use to play a lot of basketball and football I am now 35. Last wk I was playing basketball and when I came down from jumping I had a real sharp pain in my knee and could not continue. Around the top of my knee cap is tender and hurts and when I put pressure on my knee getting out the car or anything I get sharp tack like pains under my knee cap and sometimes on the side of my knee and it aches a little, I have really slight swelling but I am able to walk.
All conservative therapy related to strengthening to improve his pain should be done before surgery. I don't believe it is thought that pain in the knee is usually directly caused by the bipartite bone itself but more due to tracking trouble.
I had Knee Pain and swelling after I snapped or popped my knee playing Basketball two weeks ago. I went to see my Orthopedic doc and he recommended MRI. My MRI results are as follows: Impression: 1. Small focus of bone bruising in the anterolateral femoral condyle in association with almost complete tear of ACL. Sprain of the lateral collateral ligaments and lateral retinaculum with partial tear of the insertion of the vastus lateralis muscle. 2.
Hello, I've just turned 18 today and I have been experiencing really bad ankle, shin and knee pain for a good while now. I have sprained both ankles twice with the most recent ankle being sprained on the inside part of it. I have been diagnosed with Fibromylagia and I believe that I have Hypermobile joints, in where you are a lot more flexible than normal. I was wondering if anyone knows what might be causing all of this pain, because I believe that it is far worse than just Fibromylagia.
When I was in high school, I was playing basketball and fell on the inside part of my right knee and it instantly went numb for about 10 minutes. I quit playing basketball because it did it for the rest of the year (I didn't see a doctor). Recently, I started playing again and the same thing happened. I fell and landed on the inside part of my right knee and pain shot up through the knee then it was numb instantly. I iced it for about 10 minutes and it felt better.
After about a month the hamstring tightness decreased. Now my symptoms are occasional popping on or near the fibular head when playing basketball. I still have weakness in my biceps femoris and pain much milder pain when flexing it. The worse is a grinding and popping sound that I've had when climbing stairs and doing lunges over my left leg.
Hello, About a month ago I hurt my knee playing basketball (landed wrong and felt a pop). Since then I have gone to many doctors because of the swelling and weak feeling of my joint. However, none of them have been able to give me a definitive answer. All have done the physical tests (Lachmans test, etc.) and cannot tell a difference between my bad and good leg.
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.
When I sleep I have noticed that if I put a firm object behind my knee cap the pain will subside enough for me to sleep. The fact that the pain can be somewhat managed by stretching constantly leads me to believe that somehow I managed to overstress a tendon around the knee and that it has responded by swelling. My plan is to simply take it easy on the knee, avoid stairs, etc and do lots of stretching similar to what I did growing up for the Osgood-Schlatters.
Have a hard time standing up quickly also because the knee feels real weak, most of the pain feels like it is on the side of the knee and it is driving me nuts. My dad, who is a Dr, said it is probably the result of all the sports that I play and I should slow it down a little. Problem is, I have slowed it down and now I am gaining weight (catch 22 for sure) He guessed that I have cartilage (sp) damage in my knee and the only remedy is probably surgery. Any thoughts?
I had similar problems when I would run back in highschool. I had chronic pain that would present itself when I would run for about a mile fast or 3 miles at a slower pace. The pain was just left and below my lower abdominals (right around where my hips/legs make a crease). After about a year of trying to figure out what it was, I finally found out that it was a tight psoas muscle.
My boy is turning 11 in November, he started the new -school year last Monday. During summer vacation he was actively playing basketball and soccer. when he stops for a week and comes back to playing at school he gets pain in his left hip and knee joints and the thigh muscles.He always wear soccer shoes. He doesn't fall down, gets no swollen joints and no bruises, just pain that causes him to limb for 2 to 3 days.
So about a month and a half ago i (I'm a 26 year old male, very active, no real injuries, although i mildly sprained the mcl on the knee in question when i was 18) was playing basketball and had a severe knee knock. I caught the knock on the inside of my knee, kind of in between the tibia and the patella. My knee instantly went numb, but i regained feeling. there was no snap crackle or pop. I then went out and ran 5 miles (I have boundless amounts of energy).
so i have been playing basketball since last year. During one of my games i went and set a pick on this girl, anyways i did it right but in the end she hit my leg and let a bruise from my knee down until where my ankle started. It has been two months and the bruise is gone but there is still a tiny little pump. You can barely notice until someone or something touches it and when they touch it, it still friggin hurts. So i was wondering should i go to the doctors or just let it do its thing?
I have been having some pain in the extreme upper part of my shin for the past week or so (it almost feels like knee pain, but it's actually just below the knee). It first started last Monday or Tuesday. I noticed it just kind of hurt and it was a little bit hard to go up and down stairs. Then I took it really easy for several days because I had a nasty cold. It actually seemed to feel a lot better and I kind of forgot about it.
I have been having some pain in the extreme upper part of my shin for the past week or so (it almost feels like knee pain, but it's actually just below the knee). It first started last Monday or Tuesday. I noticed it just kind of hurt and it was a little bit hard to go up and down stairs. Then I took it really easy for several days because I had a nasty cold. It actually seemed to feel a lot better and I kind of forgot about it.
Afture it snaps in place it will hurt for a few minutes but within about 10 the pain is completely gone, and my leg plenty flexible.(pain is in back of knee.) It's really annoying to have this. It's happened at the least once a day, for the past 2 weeks. Even in my sleep it happens!!!! Ow! I can feel when it's in danger of slipping out out of place, though I can't tell when it has slipped out of place. So its usually already slipped before I can not bend my leg anymore.
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