I am having problems with my knees. When i walk, go up and down stairs, crouch down, anything to bend my knees, i get a horrible pain in my knee cap it feel like. It hurts so bad i yell out ouch ! Even when i get back up and straighten my knees sometimes i get the horrible pain like i cant keep my legs straight, i just wonder what the problem could be. please help
Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation, it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include chondromalacia patellae, tendonitis, bursitis, fractures, patellar dislocation, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci, infections/ inflammations, arthritis, cyst formation, bone growths/ tumours, nerve injuries etc; just to name a few. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician for an evaluation and appropriate management. Meanwhile you may try resting the knee with some OTC NSAIDS to relieve the pain.
Hope this helps.
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