Why does my knee cap move

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Hi all I have read all the post, I have pretty good control of how many I take a day, no more than 6 but I don't always take 6 a day but I have to confess if I have other drugs like vicodin es or darvocet which I recently got after my surgery I take them too so my firional will last longer. They don't really do for me what my firional with cod does but it's like it makes me feel at ease to know I have some sort of pill to take. I know that sounds crazy.
About 3 months ago I started getting bad knee pains, 2 months after that I noticed swelling above my knee cap. It doesn't last, but the pain does and it gets worse when I lay down. I saw an Orthopedic, had an MRI and X-Ray. My results came back good. I don't understand why I would be in so much pain if everything looks good? It makes it seem like I am puttin gon an act in the doctors eyes. I keep it elevated whenever possible and ice it, as well as heat it.
I have OA in my left knee, so this might help. prior to what's below, my left knee felt normal About 3 years ago, I stepped out of my shower and didn't have my full weight on it when I heard/felt a loud POP. I applied RICE (rest it, ice it, etc) immediately and should of called my doctor (I called him a week later). my knee cap could move 1/2" sideways, had muscle spasms, my knee swelled and couldn't move it....and it hurt badly but not the worse I've felt.
Often times over the last 10 years when I kneel on my left knee the next day I get a pain on the insde front of my knee. In the joint area to the right of my left knee cap. 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.
But recently I am facing that my knee joint is paining and feeling some noise form last year when I walk or stand for some while. But I do not lift heavy weight things or carry. I have visited number of doctors but all of them suggested calcium 500 mg once or twice daily for 2 to 3 months, but Still I have the problem and found or felt no improvement. I don't know what to do. I am a teacher, so I have to stand before white board to take classes for 2 or 3 hours daily.
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 have experienced the tingling numbness in my toes and when I rb my swollen knee it feels like a wave going back and forth on my knee cap. The fluid on my knee and ankle are driving me nuts and having to compensate w/ my other leg is causing pain in that knee and hip. I am wishing I never had surgery and can't deal w/ this much longer. I have a 6yr old so when I get home from work I am in so much pain that I can't do anything to entertain my daughter and enjoy my life and being a parent.
When the problem continued my doctor sent me through specialists again and this time a doctor who specialized in sports medicine diagnosed the problem as an imbalance of leg muscles creating an strain on the position of my knee cap. I received some implants for my shoes which did not seem to help, but I also received some recommended stretches which seemed to help enormously.
It feels like my brain is being over-protective of my eyes. Closing my eyes usually does not 'help'. The sensation of "about to be poked in the eye" is still there. Shielding my eyes from the culprit (putting my hand between my eyes and the fork) is a quick remedy. Belonephobia/Aichmophobia is the fear of Needles, Pins & Sharp Objects, but I have no problems giving blood, needles, or having the 'sharp objects' pointed or touching elsewhere at/on my body.
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.
But wait there's more (like buying steak knives) when I freeze, the delay is in both feet not one over the other, its like nothing is going from my brain to either of my feet, it doesn't last long but its freeky when it does happen. Anyhoo, about the scooter idea, its not a bad one though Australia is spread out even in suburbia, so getting to the local shop is too far and hardly worth the bother, here you need transport to and from (15 to 30 minute drive) for anywhere worth going.
feeling like **** the hole time. lost my job i had for not even 2months, lost my truck i just bought with my brother and sisters money. couldnt pay them back for it. told my job they didnt help. which i think i got the tick from being on the job. outside on my break. "still on the clock" so sense 2010 iv gone to the e.r. trying to get help. on and off going there being sent home with no help at all. one time the dr tried to give me benadryl to help me sleep? ?????
I am not angry,i am just voiceing an opinion also ,he could of left me for good,, i just dont see it that way thats all,,i could of left him for good also,,i do not find that comfort to shift a thought of that kind because i do not feel special for his decision to not leave,,he should be the one who should be gratefull thats all ,,also i no in my heart why he did not leave,,he bancrupt are family,,and his misstress was not all there,,that he later on dureing his affair found out,,he did feel bad
Your right, I do have some color change, swelling of the knee and poor motor control. Sometimes my knee gives out and I fall, I can't raise my leg straight up, or extend it from a sitting position. The pain is INTENSE when I do that!!! I am thinking about trying Prolo-Therapy. Ever heard of it? I have an appt on the 20th to see a specialist at the U.C.L.A. Medical Center.
I'm a sound guy, own a business and take care of my kids, don't really have any mental issues, I really don't feel like this is mental. If it is, why is it happening just now? Why not before? And why does my wife have bites? My little girl (2) has bites also, about 5 on her legs. I slept in her room that night, then stopped, she hasn't had any bites since.
Like many of you I thought I had not rinsed my hair very well. I have knee length hair and the length of it was totally fine. The crown of my head was a mess. I talked to my sisters this afternoon and they said that it happens to them sometimes but they just change shampoo and it goes away. I already tried changing shampoos with no success I am not on any bith control. I do not have any allergies. I have not changed shampoo or conditioner in the last few months.
oh and plus i have had pain in the same knee if i do certain excercises, or if i sit with my feet hanging off a chair it feels like tugging pain under my knee cap.
that 'pop' I was later told (after a MRI on L knee) was part of the joint breaking off my knee cap. that doctor (not my PCP) felt a little bad when saw the MRI and he'd been telling me the fibro just making it feel worse. So my PCP knows if I mention something, take notice its important.
Last night i went to sleep with out the red bumps on my arm and know today they are all over my arm... My mom does not know what it could be ,also my grandmother is a nurse and has no clue what it could be.. Im scared and want some answers bad .. They seem to look like huge red/ pink blisters..But they dont come to a head nor has a opening.. I thought i was the soap i was useing so now i use dove and it still happens.. I have tried ice and more ect. nothin seems to help.
The cadaver bone did not take at all so he used my own bone to fill in the hole and then did a cartilage transplant and also had to move my knee cap over so that was a whole different procedure where he cut off the top part of my calf bone where the knee cap tendon attaches and moved it over and then screwed it down. i was in the hospital for a week this time... thank god. the first surgery was horrible and i should have been in the hospital for that long but i got sent home.
thanks everyone for being there for me, i appreciate all your advise, i have asked dave to lock the door again as i feel the urge to go grab a pill, or something, he said he will come back in an hour or so and see if i want to go ride the trails with him, to get out and get fresh air,riding hurts though, but does take my mind of of things he suggested fishing and such, it feels like he is trying to take my dads spot, and that makes me alittle mad, but i thik it is just me and my mood, he has
I know the quad helps with the stability of the knee, but I'm not sure if working out my quads will help eliminate the looseness and help control my knee. So, does it sound like I have damaged my ACL again (I know I can get an MRI but I was looking for just some opinions), have I hyperextended my knee, and is minor hyperextension reverseable without the need of surgery? Any thoughts?
My boyfriend tells me a smell like raw gasoline comes from my rose. however, I dont notice it... anyone in a similar situation? Its embarrassing so I want to get rid of it, but I dont even know what to ask my doctor.
I have no swelling and it is tender to touch the bones on my knee. The pain is over the outside of my knee cap not the bottom its more at the top and sides. Please please someone help. I am thinking could this be mild scoliosis, early osteoprosis or early osteoarthritus? My nan had osteoarthritus all her life and my dad suffers with reumatoid arthritus which i have already been checked for.
Last night i got home from going to dinner with parents (first time ive got out of house to move in two weeks) and I felt a pain in the backl of my left leg below my knee cap in my calf. It hasnt went away and its lunch time the following day now. Of course that worried me on top of everything else i have been going through and thinking (what if its a clot or something?
Lately, whenever I moved my left knee it pops. The other day I was on my knees picking up my daughter's mess and when I stood up my left knee popped and it hurt so bad. Probably an 8 or 9 grade and it "locked up" for like 2 hours where I could barely move it and when I did it was very sore. I've been having this sharp pain in the side of that knee that radiates to the hole and halfway down my shin. This pain is very debilitating.
Then he grabs a popsicle stick and looks down my throat, shines the light in my ears to see how much wax I have, thumps either my knee or elbow to check reflexes and says "Well, everything looks good - here's a copy of your lab results.......oh your cholesterol is high, I want to give you a script for Crestor".............. yep, has to be name brand........ THEN he says - "you can't take the generic thyroid med - it HAS to be Synthroid"...........
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?
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.
Also I cannot relax knee down while slightly bent (spread legs apart with slightly bent knee) It also causes strain on the knee area and feels like its pulling the knee cap. With the last relapse the quad muscle (left side only) started tightening around the top and inside of the knee and slowly worked up the leg to the top and groin. I am waiting to see a physio about it but just wondering if this is spasticity or some other problem.
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