Swollen knee above knee cap

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Avatar n tn 00 I looked at my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> and is it all swollen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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..
Avatar f tn It is also aching now in my thigh above my knee cap so who knows what I did!
Avatar f tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> is very swollen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> 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.
Avatar m tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> and area <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></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 f tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span>. Is this common? Also right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
Avatar n tn it' now been about seven days and I'm still in pain. The pain is on the inside of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span>. It is swollen, and my whole leg appears to be swollen. my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> is also red. Without my knee brace on, my knee feels weak and unstable. Any idea what could be wrong? Thanks very much.
Avatar f tn Although the pain doesn't show up when I poke or touch my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span>, I can duplicate the pain when my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> is slightly bent and I press below the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
Avatar f tn Just a couple of months ago a bakers cyst in my knee popped when it got pinched between my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>, anyway it immediately swelled and stayed swollen I put ice on it over night a few days later then the next night I thought I was having a heat attack. It seems the ice reduced the swelling but released 2 blood clots that traveled thru my heart. I thought I was having a heart attack My blood test at the E.R. showed the event I was also running a low grade fever. I was lucky it did not kill me.
1733156 tn?1310301457 Have recently noticed pain in bottom of foot like stabbing pain and is also swelling jsut <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. 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!
Avatar n tn I had a torn miniscus and below my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> is very swollen and under the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> 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?
Avatar n tn I quickly fell to the floor and it jammed it pretty good on the hard wood gym floor, right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn It is so painful he cannot do the exercises as he should and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> is very swollen and tight. He has seen the general practitioner who is managing the pain but I am wondering if this is how it should be or if something is going off track and we should be seeing the surgeon for a follow-up. Thank you if anybody can help me.
Avatar m tn I could put no weight on the knee after that. Went to another orthopedic doctor who said my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
701160 tn?1228417123 My Brusa sack on top of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
Avatar n tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. 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.
546214 tn?1214457740 Hi, I have a cysist, I believe.. it is on my leg right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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..
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> 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.
Avatar n tn Well, I got a reaction to the SynVisc hylan and suddenly my left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> was all swollen, my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> 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?
10947 tn?1281407852 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> pain -- will it ever fix itself? Rt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> falls out of place to the outside. My tendons were twisted. Notes below- The gutters and pouch were free of loose body or abnormality. Patella and trochlea revealed a significant lateral subluxation of patella with centralizing itself, not until 70° of flexion.
Avatar f tn Hi my name is Ursula, I am 17 years old and when I was younger I had fallen off of a pyramid in cheerleading, as I got older I had consent intense pain in my right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span>. Finally in October the doctor offered a Lateral Release as solution to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> creating a new groove in my bone. The day after the surgery I was already feeling relief from the 10 years of constant pain. I am 2 months post- op and moving around better than I ever have.
Avatar f tn this time they cut my muscle on the one side and released it on the other side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
Avatar m tn I had a scope right before Christmas for a torn mcl and suck out blood clots that formed under my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span>. 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.
Avatar f tn So he came up with the diagnoses of skin lupus due to blood work. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> was still swollen at a year post surgery so I scheduled an appointment with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> 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.
475160 tn?1207733870 40 pm Unusal movements have begun in my right leg, mostly the thigh under my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
Avatar n tn Right after that healed I started noticing small dime sized bruises on my calf ( just after the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> bruise healed) and on my right arm, one on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> 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.
Avatar n tn You can look at my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> and see the presence of a lump below the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cap</span> towards the inside of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>knee</span></span>. 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.