Pain in the knee cap area

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Avatar f tn It's the front part of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> and it feels like around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> where a doctor will test your reflexes. It comes and goes and it feels like someone stabbing me with needles. It can happen when I'm standing, laying down, and sitting. Any ideas of what this could be? Thanks.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of you have issues with fragile veins. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> other day I was walking and had shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. I looked down and it had a swollen quarter sized lump on my knee cap (picture attached). It was warm to touch and it hurt to bend my knee too much. I thought it could have been an allergic reaction, but neighbor thought it was a blood vessel/vein that might have ruptured/popped (don’t know what the proper terminology is).
Avatar f tn Hi I've had a few problems with my knees - 4 arthroscopies over 20 years, ruptured pcl, etc. got a new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> both knees now - inside of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> leg, below <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> (more on teh inside of my shine rather than knee). Any ideas? I also have a burning pain in my achilles - had this for about a year - doc reckons tendonitis / bursitis, but cant get rid of it.
Avatar n tn This essentially means a softening of the cartilage of the knee <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> anatomical sources of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> is now considered to be from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> richly innervated subchondral bone (bone below the articular cartilage), infrapatellar fat pad, or the medial and lateral retinaculum of the joint. “...certain mechanical conditions may predispose you to a mistracking knee cap. ” Cartilage does not have the same blood supply that bone does.
Avatar n tn I can put all my weight on it now, however it occationally gives off a crack/pop sound when I do. Today, for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> first time, I felt a shooting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> left side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> up into my inner thigh. To top it off, I have a bad habbit of rubbing my feet together while I sleep, and I frequently wake up with an inflamed knee, with burning sensations. How long should this puppy take to heal? Should I be worried and go see a doctor? So far I have taken no medications.
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> and down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> shin, after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> 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.
Avatar m tn Osteochondroma or exostosis occurs commonly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> long bones around <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> major joints like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. Take NSAIDs intermittently and apply ice packs and follow up with an orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar m tn Well needless to say the shin pain in my knee Isn't as bad as it used to be. Now when I'm on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> go, I get severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> joint <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span>, that stretches from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> top of my knee cap and extends down the outside of my knee, it feels like someone kicked me in the back of the leg, and my knee doesn't want to swing/move.
Avatar f tn Does there feel like there is any extra heat coming from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>? Do you see any redness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span>? there are several potential causes of throbbing knee pain (see private message), and it is important to get a medical professional's diagnostic work-up to try to properly figure out the cause so proper treatment can be prescribed.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> tibia of my left leg, which I think is below <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. 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?
Avatar n tn hello i am 16 and male <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> past week my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> has been hurting when ever i put weight on it it hurts right under the knee cap and i cant stay sitting for too long or both knees start to hurt i have also realised that i can no longer touch my heels to my butt my quads feel very tight when i try please help this has been bothering me for a while now thanks
Avatar f tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> is at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> right side of my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>, its situated near <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> fibula, not indicating that my bone is the one hurting, the pain is distinctive as it only hurts in a manner or form of a thread, the pain doesn't take up all of the right part of my knee, its just a thread shape pain that seems to extend from the femur down to the fibula.
Avatar m tn Hello, thanks for responding the pain has not gone away and it has been almost three weeks, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> feels to be a little under my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> front and slightly moving to the left side of the knee cap area. When I bend it and try to put weight the pain is a instant sharp shooting pain and it looks a tiny bit puffy on the left side of the knee cap but I put ice and it don't go down. Had xrays done and I was told by ER dont look bad, should I not listen and get a MRI?
Avatar f tn About three days ago I started having severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> last day it has localized to a particular spot left of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> and down towards the bottom of my knee cap. It is very painful to bend it very far at all, which makes walking very painful, and it also hurts to bear weight on it. If it twists in any way very sharp pain shoots through it. I used to be a walker, but have not been a regular exercisor for some time.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? If there was no trauma, this could be due to musculoskeletal causes, an inflammation, infection or underlying bleeding problem. Try to rest and avoid running or any heavy activity at this point. To determine the underlying cause, have this evaluated further by your doctor for proper management. Your medical history and some tests like x-ray will help. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn This happened a few other times throughout the week, sharp pains when I bent my knee. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> sharp pains have stopped but I'm left now with constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> above <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> 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.
Avatar n tn If I will do yoga in the morning then whole day I will get shin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> also,mostly below <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> and side of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> cap.I have a swelling from last 1 year below my knee cap and above the tibia.It is not growing but as usual the with the same size.And the shin area ,mostly side of the tibia area is sore to touch,if by mistake i will bang that area the I will get severe pain .
Avatar m tn I went hiking this fall and did approx 12miles in Shenandoah NP, carrying minimal weight, over a half day. Since then, I've had a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>, just below my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>, but only when straightening my leg after sitting with my legs pulled in, standing for long periods, or sitting in a vehicle for long hours. Rest does not seem to help and to my knowledge, the area around my knee is not swollen or tender to the touch. I haven't taken any falls or landed awkwardly on it.
Avatar n tn Yesterday while packing boxes and kneeling down, when I stood up there was a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> interior side of my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> did not go away and radiated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a more or less straight line. the line is up and down about 1/2" inch to the inside of my knee cap. I stopped packing and elevated the knee. No pain when at rest, no pain to put weight on. Slow movement no problem. pain only when weight and bending. No bruising or noticeable swelling.
Avatar f tn org/posts/Orthopedics/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>-above-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>/show/945337 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> above <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> patella (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>) is a common condition. This type of pain usually affects aging people or athletes (both recreational and professional). Above the knee pain can be from a quadriceps muscle strain and quad tendon inflammation, often from activities where the knees come past the toes, as with poor squatting technique. I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Avatar m tn Can't sleep with a severe plus happens randomly but averages about every 10 seconds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> lower left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> of my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. Tried two Gabapentin 300 mg, along with two Aleeve. Tried Deep Blue and other essential oils. No help.Got through Friday night with less sleep than normal. Saturday morning I was actively working in the garage and the random but severe pulse of pain went away until Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM.
Avatar m tn Often times over the last 10 years when I kneel on my left knee the next day I get a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> insde front of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> joint <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span> to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> right of my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. To date anti inflammatories for a couple of days resolved the problem. the pain was never associated with piont tender spot nor any inflamation that I could detect. 4 weeks ago I was boating and had to kneel to fix an issue. I did not put anything soft under my knee and it has been irritated since.
Avatar f tn My right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> was causing much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>the</span> outside <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>area</span>, and when I would walk it felt like my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span> would try to slip out of joint. Like the outter area of my knee was pulling it out. I went and saw a specialist, they took an x-ray and didn't see any damage. He moved my leg around in every motion possible and said I more than likely tore my meniscus again on the outside and that is why it is giving out.