Kneecap moves side to side

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The right hand side of my left knee, around the top and slightly to the right of my knee cap is very pain full when walking, after walking for a minute or so i get very sharp pain every time my knee passe's a certain angle of being bent and when i put my foot down, it is especially bad if walking down a slope so my weight is on my toes and im stoping my self sliding.
Every so often while walking I experience sharp and intense, but very short-lived bursts of pain on the lateral side of my knee. The area that is most tender to touch is underneath the kneecap where it has been swollen continuously for two years. When straightened, it looks like there is a lump on my knee. Some of the pain also occasionally runs down towards my ankle. Recently I have also experienced minimal hip pain. While walking, the area along the medial side of the knee also hurts.
I would suspect a luxating patella (feel kitty's kneecap on that side and see if it moves around) or a torn or tender muscle, if there is nothing noticeable on an X-ray. They don't photograph muscles well.
It was at first on the right side of my knee where I believe the meniscus is, but it now moves around frequently. It is now to the point where my knee constantly feels stiff and unsteady. I find it very difficult to do exercise without pain. There have been several times where my kneecap has the appearance of being out of place, pushed to the left. This causes me the worst pain of anything.
The left knee pain came back about 2 weeks after the fall. its never left. It moves though! Most times, it hurts right in the spot, that side of my knee on the inner part of my leg..but sometimes its in the kneecap area too. I just had a physical with my GP April 6th, he did a VERY quick exam of the knee..pushing, bending, and wasnt concerned. Just said to take tylenol. Well, it seems to be getting worse, and now, in the past day or so, my RIGHT knee is hurting too! What on earth is happening?
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! “In normal situations, the knee is a smoothly operating mechanism, like a door hinge swinging open and shut," explains Edward J. Resnick, M.D., professor of orthopedic surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. "But if you put a jam in the door or an object in the hinge, that smooth movement may be obstructed or frozen in position.
Your symptoms though sound very close to mine. Does your kneecap tract correctly or does it go off to the side when you bend it? To me this sounds so much like patella femoral chondrosis. I have physical therapy two different times from two different therapist and it did not help in fact some the exercises (especially from the first p.t.) made the pain worse. I hated the exercise you mentioned and after awhile (once I was done with p.t. I quit them).
I am overweight but trying to excersise, I follow yoga dvd's and do fine untill childs pose or plank on knees which I can hold for all of half a second before I have to roll to the side. It's hard to understand why so many people seem to suffer with this but no one has a real answer as to why. I will keep coming back here with the hope that some kind soul will find a way to cope with if not cure this pain.
I used to wake up happy all the time, before the Tramadol. Waking up happy is good. Then I tried to move. I had to use my hands and arms to get up out of bed. My body has been pushed as far as it will go. So after trying all my best tricks (aminos, coffee, food, vitamins, water) I finally stopped the struggle and called in sick for work. Tomorrow will be a busier day anyhow.
Morning Lovelies, Welcome to part 34! Please come on in and make yourself at home. It can be done!
I was at work (as a substitute teacher) sitting in the lunchroom, when suddenly I had this sharp, debilitating pain behind my left knee, off to the left outer side. It went away after about 30 seconds. I didn't worry about it until a week later while out of town, it happened again. The pain is so excrutiating. I have never felt anything like and it doesn't seem to matter if I stretch out my leg or change the position.
My surgeon’s physical therapists have been working on my shoulder for over six months to loosen up the scar tissue, among other goals. While holding my right elbow against my side, I am still unable to rotate my hand and forearm outward to the side while the forearm is in a horizontal position; except when someone moves it for me.
The pain is so intense I am unable to get myself out of bed, I can not turn my head side-to-side or look up or down, can't raise my right arm. Pretty much every motion hurts! Oh, and let's not forget that sitting hurts more, and lying down is unbearable!!!!!!! This is probably the 4th time I've experienced this over the years. I was only 22 years old the first time it occurred! Besides the severe 'blow-outs', I constantly have pain in my rhomboids.......
My 10 mo old lab has always been a quirky eater, sometimes not touching food or water for a day or two. Over the past three months he started crying loudly when he would start to eat. He would also "dance "around his food from side to side. We have not changed his food. He is active and healthy but around the time he stared with this strange moaning behavior before eating, we also noticed he no longer chews his food. He swallows it whole.
I too have experienced the same pailful tearing feeling on the side of my left knee. I have not an injury to my knee since I was 13 which I am not 36. I am very active and have been regularly working out using the Eliptical, Treadmill and the Arc Trainer plus doing the weight machines and lunges and squats and have never had a problem now all of a sudden I cannot fully bend my knee or it feels like it is burning and tearing.
I found being on my side with the operative leg side up with a pillow between my knees is most comfortable. Make sure to support your ankle so that it doesn't bend inward or it will cause pain. Also propping it up on a wedge that I got from walmart helps to. It is a big triangle wedge support that is used to prop you up in bed so you can read etc...but I use it under my leg to get it above my heart to help swelling.
Had same thing, dull ache in left testicle, not serious pain but very annoying, especially when sitting. It got very severe one night so I went to the ER and got an ultrasound for testicular torsion but came up clean. They put me on antibiotics for Epididimitys 2 weeks and I was fine for about 2 weeks after that but now it has come back on more dull.
Glad you can get some comic relief as well! I think I'll post this question on the forum to open it up a bit, but want to ask you ladies about implantation bleeding. I know it occurs in only 20% of pg and that it occurs between 6dpo and 12dpo. BUT, has anyone had it earlier? I had a bit of spotting at 3 dpo. Not even enough to mention. Not even really spotting, just very, very faint pink on the tissue.
I am sick and tired of being all consumed as to how many I have, where I am going to find more when I run out, etc. I had to cancel a trip to see my first grandchild and that is just pathetic..
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