Arthritis knee cap treatment

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Avatar n tn Expenese made me stop with the osteopath but continued with ice treatment to reduce the swelling but both knees are continueosly swollen. If i squeeze my knee below the knee cap this 95% stops the ginding when i extend my knee. I dont think thre is anything else but i'm desperate to start playing football again. Please help. Oh one other thing my mother has had bad knees for years but she is (and i hope she wont mind me saying) overweight.
Avatar m tn do you mean under the patella (knee cap)? I am always sorry to hear that someone has pain....we can relate. I hope you will be able to obtain a diagnosis and effective treatment.
Avatar n tn Expenese made me stop with the osteopath but continued with ice treatment to reduce the swelling but both knees are continueosly swollen and painful when i run the shortest of distances. If i squeeze my knee below the knee cap this 95% stops the ginding when i extend my knee. I have tried strengthening the qudricep with leg extensions and squats which has just resulted in me having stronger legs. I dont think thre is anything else but i'm desperate to start playing football again.
Avatar f tn The pain feels like it comes from underneath my knee cap, slightly to the right. It throbbs when I am sat down, and if i move my knee left or right whilst my foot is on the floor I get a very sharp shooting pain which makes me jump. also if i raise my leg out straight and then bring it towards me the sharp pain happens when my leg is at a 90 degree angle or less.
Avatar n tn Hello I'm 17 years old and any help is greatly appreciated I was at this party about 7 months ago and i had too much to drink and fell on my knee Since I have been unable to apply pressure to my left knee while bending - without feeling pain - Bending my knee isn't a problem as long as i don't put my weight on it - The pain i'm feeling is just underneath the knee cap. I've been to an " knee specialist " and he gave me these 2 injections which were supposed to help .
Avatar m tn I hit my knee on the corner of a coffee table, right below the knee cap. A couple of days later I couldn't walk or bend my leg without a lot of pain. The area is now reddish in color and quite warm to the touch. Should I be worried?
Avatar m tn I started having something very similar a few weeks ago; only difference is my pain is right on the knee cap. I hit my knee on something and it hurt pretty bad for about 5-10 seconds and then I didn't have any pain at all until 3 days later in the middle of the night. It was as if I had hit my knee again and it keeps happening since then. The pain is very severe. It has happened 5-6 times in the last 3 weeks, about 10-15 sec. long, always in the middle of the night.
Avatar m tn Popping or crunching sound in knee can be due to arthritis (it can be rheumatoid arthritis too). It can also be due to medial or lateral meniscus injury or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the knee cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery).
Avatar f tn The severe burning pain is palpable along the medial and inferior side of the knee cap. I still have swelling is this area with buring and some numbness. What could I have done?
Avatar f tn I have had a sharp pain on the inside of my knee about 3 inches from my kne cap. It hurts to extend and bend knee. It hurts to run but I can walk, bike and stair climb with little pain. I can pinpoint the spot where it hurts. I am a runner.
Avatar n tn There is no sweeling, and the pain seems to be coming from what feels like the iside..or behind the knee cap. Its a sharp, burning pain, the kind that makes your eyes water. My Dr has me doing exercises but they dont seem to be helping. Can anyone offer any insight as to what might be going on and if I should go to an expert?
Avatar m tn The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder.
Avatar m tn 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. What do you think it is and what should I do?
Avatar m tn RIGHT KNEE PROBLEMS:- I have undergone ACL reconstruction surgery of right knee on 21st May,2010. Even after my surgery I feel pain when I bend my knee or when I walk. The pain is distributed over the entire crossection of the knee. But recently on 12th feb,2012 my right knee has started paining again. I am not able to walk. Even if I try to walk, I feel instability. My leg becomes stiff when I keep it straight for around 30 min.
Avatar m tn At first i thought i might have cracked my knee cap and nerves where exposed (or something) but i can still run, walk bend down, jump and all those things. Its only when something comes directly into contact with that part of my knee (the center) do i feel this horrible pain. And worst of all there is no bruising so i cant tell if its getting better or not. So doc, whats up with my knee.
Avatar m tn Popping or crunching sound in knee can be due to arthritis (it can be rheumatoid arthritis too). It can also be due to medial or lateral meniscus injury or patellar injury (caused by active sports, dancing, exercising or accidental). Another possibility is Chondromalacia patella in which the knee cap keeps rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur (corrected by braces, taping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physiotherapy or surgery).
Avatar f tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. With no history of trauma pain in the knee below the knee cap can occur due to bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis and infection. But, it is important to rule out other causes by getting a physical examination and x-rays done to see what it is. Rest, ice packs, anti-inflammatories and strengthening exercises are common modes of treatment for bursitis or arthritis or tendinitis. Consult a orthopedician for further assistance.
Avatar n tn I am a 30-year-old female and have been recently experiencing severe knee pain. First, I have to start by saying I have had chronic knee pain since I was 9 years old. At that age I began experiencing sharp pains in both knee joints. The pain was localized to the knees, with pain more often in the left knee, just under the knee cap.
Avatar f tn 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.
159619 tn?1538184537 Knee joint aspiration and injection are performed to aid in diagnosis and treatment of knee joint diseases. Do you have swelling in and around knee joint? Corticosteroids therapy changes the vascular inflammatory response to injury, stalls destructive enzymes, and inhibits/restricts the action of inflammatory cells. How many steroid injections are you taking per year? I think what you are experiencing is the post-injection flare.
Avatar f tn who showed me the x-ray film, pointing out two little bone spurs on either side of the knee cap, an indication of arthritis. (I had gone online when I started getting pains in my toes and found that gout often follows diabetes.) The P.A. wrote me a prescription for 500mg of Nabumetone, a pain killer. When I asked what the side effects were, she said upset stomach was the most common.
1551754 tn?1294148367 It's very stiff if I try to stretch my leg out but hurts under my knee cap if I try to bend it. I know that I probably need to see a doctor but would like some personal incite if anyone has experienced the same thing.
Avatar f tn If there is no history of trauma any infection in the knee joint can lead to swelling. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout are few other conditions which can lead to pain and swelling around the knee joint. A common cause of knee pain together with joint popping may be seen in patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner's knee. It is a kind of overuse injury in which the cartilage on the back of the knee cap becomes roughened and clicks as it glides over the bone underneath.
Avatar n tn It also showed some arthritis under the knee cap. The surgery included a scraping and shaping under the knee cap. After surgery there was still sensitivity on the medial side of knee. Surgeon said it was because of the way the knee was held open during surgery and it would fade. It did for a time and now it is back. If I move my left leg from left to right and have some resistance against the foot there will be a sharp pain in the medial meniscus.
Avatar m tn Your doctor may order tests, such as an MRI, to see a picture of the inside of your knee. treatment? A Baker's cyst may go away on its own. If arthritis or another problem is causing the Baker's cyst, your doctor may treat that problem. This usually makes the pain and swelling of a Baker's cyst go away. If a cyst does not go away, or if it is causing a lot of pain, your doctor may drain the fluid with a needle. You also may be given a shot of steroid medicine to reduce swelling.
Avatar n tn In addition, pain can be felt behind the knee cap. I've had blows to the front and side of the knees before when playing soccer. The Orthopaedic diagnosed me with having Patella Tendonosis. However, I'm seriously starting to doubt the diagnosis. Patella Tendonosis is certainly not a long term injury and does not repeatedly give aching pain for 1 yr! Any idea what it might be? I think it might be meniscus or ligament damage.....
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn my left knee has had pain for at least 4 months. when i tap on my knee cap it feels really delicate and kinda hurts. when i push off that leg onto a step i feel a sharp pain to the center of my knee cap, or when i squat i get the same feeling. it takes me a really long time to warm up on doing leg excercises before i go a lil heavier. but after several minutes of warming up on that leg the pain goes away.
Avatar n tn well first off arthritis runs through my family , my uncle , aunty, grandma,granda etc... so it on both sides of the family. I keep getting pains in my leg and knee cap and it keeps suddenly locking , it always swells up and really hurts basically its just like my uncles arthritis his started when he was around 12 or 13yrs old and ive just turned 13yrs old and with it running down the family my mum is worried i may have it!
Avatar m tn Synovectomy left knee joint under GA on 6.9.94 Biopsy Report: Haemangioma, left knee Post Op Period:Uneventful Recommendations:Tab. Brufen 200 mg three times daily Cap Fefol twice daily To do exercise for the left knee as taught Local Doctors are not good enough :( I need some professional advice please suggest some medicine which can give me some relief.