Swollen knee above knee cap

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00 I looked at my left knee and is it all swollen above the knee cap and on the right side and it hurts to move it.(it's my left knee). I have done nothing to injure myself. Is this just symptoms of anemia or could it be something completely different..
It is also aching now in my thigh above my knee cap so who knows what I did!
Recently I went to physical therapy for about 7 weeks and that took care of most of my pain. Now I feel as if I need more therapy because my knee is very swollen above and below my knee cap, I get muscle spasms, and if I twist wrong, I get a sharp pain. It feels like someone is stabbing my knee with a knife. I also purchased a knee brace that seems to help my pain when I am doing physical activities and climb stairs. I don't know what to do.
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.
I don't understand why my knee is giving out on the outside and hurting behnd my knee on the outside if the tear is on the outter rim of the inside of my knee. Is this common? Also right above my knee cap really hurts, like something is tugging at it. I haven't been able to walk and am extremely frustrated that this Dr. is not taking an aggressive approach on me knee since it has been almost 3 months since the injury now, and nothing has changed- if anything it is getting worse.
it' now been about seven days and I'm still in pain. The pain is on the inside of my knee. It is swollen, and my whole leg appears to be swollen. my knee is also red. Without my knee brace on, my knee feels weak and unstable. Any idea what could be wrong? Thanks very much.
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.
Have recently noticed pain in bottom of foot like stabbing pain and is also swelling jsut above the knee cap. I am sick of hearing from doctors n other treatment people that it will take time....would just like someone to give me an answer to why does it get sooo painful n swolllen when i use it??? Please help!
I had a torn miniscus and below my knee is very swollen and under the knee to the right where ham string is. I have been at Physical Therapy going on 5 months now and still can't bend it and still having problems. It's very hard to do anything because of the discomfort and pain and aches. Doctor just says it's soft tissue problems. But why, I don't understand what is taking so long to heal. Any ideas?
I quickly fell to the floor and it jammed it pretty good on the hard wood gym floor, right above the knee cap. My knee immediately began to swell and a humongous bruise the impact area. my director became very concerned and sent me to teh nurse right away. I have applied ice and heat reguarly but it's still fairly swollen and the bruising is spreading. My knee has sudden jabs of pain radomly throughout the day, and it hurts to apply pressure to all of my leg.
Possibilites include pre-patella bursitis, which would cause swelling in front of the knee cap or an injury inside the knee such as damage to the cartilage or even an ACL tear.
Please try to go to a neurologist, preferably, and see if you can start taking Gabapentin. It would be expensive I think with no insurance, but Gabapentin seems to be a life-saver for me so far.
I have had both knees done, and glad I'm this end of it, but like others I have clunking. My right knee swells and feels like it is pulling away from my knee cap. Now if I walk too far, and 'm only talking half a kilometre, I am in agony. My muscles at the back of my thighs feel like lead weights. The tightness doesn't seem to be improving. I am doing all the excercises including bike. I am going to try physio, although my surgeon thought I was doing so well I shouldn't need it.
I could put no weight on the knee after that. Went to another orthopedic doctor who said my knee cap was slightly too far to the right and so out of its groove. I used Advil, Bengay, ice, rest and got a knee brace for compression. I'm now scheduled to start physical therapy tomorrow to strengthen one muscle. I still don't think the answer to the electric jolts has been found.
My Brusa sack on top of the knee cap is swollen again for me. However its swollen more towards the left of the knee rather then the center. About 3 years ago My bursa swelled up due to constant friction of the knee rubbing againts a wrestling gym mat. It was swollen and very irritable/stinging to the touch. The bursa eventually popped and I had to get my knee drained. Right now the Bursa just seems to be swollen.
the most I can bend is like 90 degrees, after that, I feel a bad pull in my quadriceps muscles. My quadriceps muscles have swollen just above my knee cap. There is no color or pain. It is just that I feel a bad pull when I bend my knee, its swollen, difficult to walk because of the knee bending problem, there is no pain on the swollen part, but it hurts my quadriceps muscles when I try to bend my knee. Please give me a solution to this problem. I will be more than grateful.
Hi, I have a cysist, I believe.. it is on my leg right above my knee cap it started out a small bump and grew more and more now its about the size of a nickel and very hard with alot of heat expelling.. its very sore and very red do you think a hot cloth will help it and will it come out on its on soon? thank you for your time..
A few days ago I noticed a sore, reddish swollen lump on my left inner thigh, right along my bikini line. It has since gotten larger (about the size of a nickel, and more elongated now). It only feels sore if I press on it or rub against it. It seems like a soft lump that moves around with the skin. Last night I applied a warm washcloth to it for about 30 minutes, which made it feel better. Could this be a swollen lymph node, or maybe an ingrown hair?
3 days later I could barely walk and it hurt to do anything but lay on my right side in a fetal position. A small amout of blood pooled in my ankle while the back of my knee became swollen. I did a week of rest, ice and elevation and saw a tad bit of improvement. (All the while waiting for my Primary appt.) Today I have a 4 inch knot in my calf muscle, about half way down the back of my leg. It doesn't hurt, I tend to think it's fluid.
Yesterday at work i turned around quick and hit my knee cap and When I Did this I felt it move out of place then back to its right position after I fell down. I can still walk around and it doesn\'t feel like it wants to give out. But I can\'t determine the difference if my knee is swollen or has fluid built up. I\'m keeping my knee elevated. Is there anything else i should do besides elevating?
So he came up with the diagnoses of skin lupus due to blood work. My knee was still swollen at a year post surgery so I scheduled an appointment with my knee surgeon. My knee surgeon comes up with the diagnoses that I am have a reaction to the graft used in my knee. He took some fluid from my knee and put me on some anti-inflammatory medication. The anti-inflammatory medication did help some but the swelling never went completely down.
Well, I got a reaction to the SynVisc hylan and suddenly my left knee was all swollen, my right knee was the size of a cantaloupe, I was in incredibly intense pain and couldn't even walk. Was I now going to have to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair? It looked that way. "Jane, that's really a sad story," you might say, "but what's your point?
40 pm Unusal movements have begun in my right leg, mostly the thigh under my knee cap and my calves. It only starts to jerk uncontrollably at night, maybe couple of times during the day, but not as bad as night time. This unknown pain and movement has been going on for weeks before this date and time. Theres nights when a sudden jerky movement will wake me up out of a sleep. I also begin to feel slight jerking movement in my left leg also.
this time they cut my muscle on the one side and released it on the other side of my knee cap because it was popping out of place, so he sewed back the one he cut and just released it on the other side so it would move right, and so my knee wouldn't pop out of place anymore. but if i do any physical activity and force my leg to get back to where it was, it will mess up all the work he did.
I had a scope right before Christmas for a torn mcl and suck out blood clots that formed under my knee cap. And i can assure you the scope is Nothing compared to the replacement. Nothing compared to the replacement. I promise. I was so upset having to have that scope. I was in orbit. But here i am three weeks later and feel 100% better. Ok not 100% but at least 80%. I almost cried when i read your bad day post. Im so sorry about this. But i had to reach out to you asap.
Right after that healed I started noticing small dime sized bruises on my calf ( just after the above bruise healed) and on my right arm, one on my knee cap and then another on my inner right thigh. These bruises all are pink/light red in color, round or oval shaped and go away entirely in about 4 days. This morning I see a very small bruise on my left upper arm. These are all happening at random and spread out times.
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.
he ran tests and no infection. While waiting for the results my knee blew right back up. The swelling is mainly above the knee cap right on top the base of the quads, leaving the muscle unable to "fire" or flex. I can no longer walk on the leg and PT says they can only use a tens unit on the knee with ice in hopes of getting the swelling down. Its been a full week like this now, the swelling is not receeding despite elevation and icing attemps there and at home.
Then she ordered an EKG and that I was told was perfect, She made me sit there and I told her about the burning down the side of my thigh to knee cap, she took a little hammer and smacked around my knee cap, I dont know what this should have done but it did nothing, I mean sure if felt it but my leg didnt pull back or anything She then asked me to stand after I told her my head goes numb, my arms, shoulders, upper back, chest, down my sides and down in too my belly, She put her fingers on m
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