Pain In Front Of Knee

Pain in the front of the knee has various causes like patellar arthritis, where there is cartilage breakdown under the kneecap, patellar chondromalacia where there is softening, and breakdown of the cartilage under the kneecap, patellar instability, inflammation of the quadriceps tendon, runner's knee, lateral compression syndrome, stress and strain, tight thigh muscles, weak core muscles, overweight, injury, plica syndrome, etc.

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My left knee has extreme pain after I fell on a hard ceramic floor. Could it be a fracture?

Query: Hi doctor,About three weeks ago, I fell on a very hard ceramic floor. Even though it does not hurt while walking, I have excruciating pain when I touch my left knee. I even get a burning sensation. Every time I kneel, it is extremely painful. The spot that hurts is on the front of my left knee, a fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like there are two possibilities. 1) Undisplaced fracture. 2) Haematoma under the periosteal sheath, and it can be very tender too. If this is a fracture, then soreness will remain for over a week, and you will have more pain during weight bearing. Ice the s...  Read Full »

I have been diabetic for the past 15 years. Why do my left knee muscles hurt on walking?

Query: Hi,I have been diabetic for the past 15 years. My left anterior part of the knee pains. The pain is mostly in my muscles, not the bones. It is difficult for me to walk. My current medications include Janumet, Pioz 7.5 (in the morning), Glyciphage SR (in the afternoon), and Glyciphage P 15 (at night)...  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am really sorry to hear about your problem and hope to help you. It looks like you have degenerative changes in the knee joint, which is causing pain. I have these suggestions for you- 1. You must do quadriceps streng...  Read Full »

Can you carry on exercising with knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 5'5" and weight is 58 kg. I am a cyclist and, to a lesser extent, a runner. For the past one week, I have been getting pain in the back of my left knee. It hurts when I walk and not just doing sport. It is the movement of pushing off from the groun...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it appears that you may have anterior knee pain which sometimes presents as pain at the back of the knee. The second possibility is that you have over done your exercise and hamstrings are sore and the lower end of the knee cap is inflamed. Eith...  Read Full »

What causes sudden knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is suffering from left knee pain. While walking, she drags her left leg. But, she can fold her knee normally. It started a few months ago without any cause. What is it?  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to check out the x-ray of knee. There may be a possibility of osteoarthritis. Your treatment will depend on the x-ray report. Revert back with the knee x-ray to an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

Why do I have a problem with my right knee?

Query: Hi doctor, One year back, I had problem in my right knee like loose feeling, instability, slight pain, etc. When I consulted a doctor, he suggested Cartigen-Duo, Miol-OD and Acepark gel. In x-ray he found that the pain was due to cartilage damage in knee. I continued full course of medicine and afte...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history as well as the images attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with it. The history points towards a diagnosis of internal derangement of knee, which means injury to the soft tissues in and around the knee providing stabil...  Read Full »

I am having pain in spine, upper back and numbness in fingers. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the spine and upper back, light knee pain and lot of numbness in fingers. I have arthritis condition for nearly two years. Had initial knee injury in ligaments through bed corner hit. Had once the high pain in the knee subsided thereafter. The condition is mainly b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have mentioned are that of neuropathy especially numbness and you also have a mechanical backache. If you can buy use following medicine, but with the consent of your specialist doctor: Tablet Etoshine MR (Etoricoxib)after lunch. Tablet Revlin M...  Read Full »

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