Knee cap inflammation

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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 f tn This happens due to mal-alignment of the knee cap on bending the knee (and hence any imaging study has to be taken with the knee bent), injury to the knee (you may have sustained while playing), flat feet, over tight or over lax muscles around the knee joint. Other possibilities are bursitis (inflammation of fluid filled sac over joints), tendonitis (inflammation of cords joining muscles to bones) or due to weakness of patellar bone.
Avatar f tn I was told that I have patella feminel pain, I am use to having trouble kneeling and walking after a shift at work and and my knee being weak and the knee cap moving around, but lately even when I am not doing anything it feels as though something is push up on my knee cap, and extremely painful and I cant get the pain to go away. At time it feels as though something is being wedged under my knee cap.
Avatar f tn The pain occurs mostly above the knee cap and slightly along both sides. I have never had any knee injuries nor do I remember injuring it prior to when the pain began. I made a doctor's appt for February 22nd but it seems to be getting worse and i'm not sure if I will be able to handle the pain. I have minimal swelling above the knee cap but no redness, warmth or presence of a fever.
Avatar f tn I have a question. I had a knee scope (to clean out scarr tissue underneath knee cap) on 3-26-2012 I only took a week off of work & started PT 9 days after surgery. I am walking better & the bending is getting easier. My question is (my PT guy could not answer) why do I still have fluid on the top of my knee (left side) if the holes are at the bottom sides of the knee cap.
Avatar n tn t remember which) are too weak (due to the fact that my knee are still growing) to keep the knee cap from sliding over to far and causing inflammation and swelling in the knee. So, it would be great if someone knows what is wrong and what it is called. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Meanwhile, rest the affected joint, apply ice pack, take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as Tylenol, Aleve or Mobic, and wear protective gears (knee cap, elbow cap etc), and braces. Hope you get well soon! Good Luck and take care!
Avatar m tn x-rays show obvious knee cap deteriation ( less than 50 % of the other knee in size ) and an old MRI report said slight sublexation- I have two questions untill I get a different referral from my PCP ( although the doc stated the obvious about the knee cap he did not even bother to allow me to show him what happens when I bend my knee and it wobbles and crunchs and did not even offer a brace solution to my falls ) 1.
5715171 tn?1372914664 If the pain comes on bending the knee, then it could be due to Patellofemoral syndrome. This happens due to malialignment of the knee cap on bending the knee (and hence any imaging study has to be taken with the knee bent), injury to the knee (you may have sustained it in past), flat feet, over tight or over lax muscles around the knee joint. All these aspects will have to be investigated by your doctor.
Avatar n tn She woke up yesterday with a Swollen bump under her knee cap that is the size of 1/2 her knee. The top of it has a spot on it that looks like she scrapped or burned it like a rug burn. Says when she presses on it, it burns/hurts. Hurts to bend but only because of the skin being pulled. Obviously I told her to go to the dr tomorrow to get checked out which she is. She has been iceing it.
Avatar m tn The pain is most apparent when i lift my left knee cap, you know how you can tense or whatever and your knee cap will move up.sometimes along with the pain i get twitching in my knee, i dont know what it is that twitches, but sometimes its rapid twitching that passes quickly. there must be something wrong because the right knee is fine. the pain isnt even bad, i can cope with it.
Avatar f tn Hi. . If you had recently fallen and hurt your knee, you might have had a bleeding inside your joint and collection of blood in the joint space along with some fracture. I would advise you to immediately see an orthopedician and get an x-ray or a MRI of the affected joint done. Please do not ignore it.
Avatar m tn A month or so ago, I turned on my chair to raise up from my office desk and bumped my knee cap sharply on the drawer handle. The pain of that contact brought immediate tears and very nearly caused me to pass out. I was able to catch myself and focus enough to remind myself to breathe and had to reamain seated for some time. Since then, I have had difficulty bearing weight on that (right) knee and cannot fully flex or contract that joint at all.
1652468 tn?1302900498 I have continuous swelling in this knee for which I was given the explanation of fluid above the knee cap. I have completed one session of Physio and I am due for another session in the next month or so. So based on your explanation I am seeing a possible link to the cause of the inflammation in my body.
Avatar m tn ve felt a constant burning (sometimes stabbing) pain which is mainly behind my knee cap, and at the top of the knee cap (where the thigh meets the knee), it also clicks and somedays feels very stiff. this pain fluctuates every day, and some days it will feel almost fine, some days i will be in agony, both of which sometimes stick around for months. excercise is STILL extremely difficult due to pain levels and my knee sometimes locking up.
Avatar m tn wot else is good to put on to get rid of scar tissue, had any body tried any thing new?also is the inflammation on the knee cap normal after 2 weeks? I am still walking with crutches. Thanx Nilu This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/567565'>leg swelling after knee arthroscopy</a>.
Avatar f tn If your doctor doesn't know what the problem is, he can't "fix it." There are many conditions that can't be fixed. It sounds to me that you had severe knee trauma 3 years ago, and have had total reconstructive surgery. When the doc said you'll always have a bad knee, he wasn't kidding. Now you're beginning to understand what that means. It is important now to treat the pain.
Avatar f tn Hi, how old are you? Any family history of arthritis? Usually multiple joints are involved in rheumatoid arthritis, it is autoimmune disorder. Investigations like ESR, RA factor and X ray of relevant joint is undertaken. Other possibility is gout, but in gout usually single joint is involved. Please consult orthopedic surgeon.
Avatar f tn Flesh colored bumps can also be seen in a condition called Molluscum contagiosum.Acne on the knee cap responds to good skin care and over the counter treatments. Salicylic acid washes and pads containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may be helpful. See a dermatologist. Keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn Its located on your knee or I suppose under your knee cap its there to protect your bones when you bend and move. Not sure if there is more than 1 kind of bursa but this is the one I am familiar with.
Avatar m tn This happens due to malialignment of the knee cap on bending the knee (and hence any imaging study has to be taken with the knee bent), injury to the knee (you may have sustained it in past), flat feet, over tight or over lax muscles around the knee joint. All these aspects will have to be investigated by your doctor. Other possibilities are bursitis (inflammation of fluid filled sac over joints), tendonitis (inflammation of cords joining muscles to bones) or due to weakness of patellar bone.
Avatar f tn I get up and I walk like old lady in pain between inner thighs down to my calves. Its right near the knee cap. I go to the gym I'm limited to what I do. I can't do jumps. (hurt). I recently gain weight. Wondering if thats. Or it comes down to been 46yrs. I recently got a scan on my one knee but have arthisits (wear and tear). Do I need to go and get MRI? Its a pain from driving then hopping out of the car walking across the road with stiffness..then slowly comes good for awhile..
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 m tn This bulge can be due to pre-patellar bursitis (inflammation of a bursa that lies above the knee cap), or patellar tendonitis due to inflammation of tendons inserted on it). The usual treatment is rest, ice application and anti-inflammatory drugs. However, a correct diagnosis is important. So please consult a specialist. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn once over it, and he said that he thought it was 1 of 2 things, either my knee cap was messed up or down in my knee was, My question is this, what will happen if I don't go to a doctor ( he told me some kind to go to but i forgot, and I currently have no insurance), and does anyone know what it could possibly be and what kind of doctor I need to see?
Avatar m tn have a knot on knee cap when to doc. 1974 said it was like munchhousen something and not the one for women doc.