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Burning and sharp pain in knee cap

Hi, I am having a burning sensation, kind of like if I have put some icy hot on my knee, and when I set, bend, or sometimes flex my foot there is a sharp pain behind my knee cap as well. What could this be and should I be terribly concerned about it. I am 32 years old and really can't see it being arthritis.
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Hi there!

Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include infections/ inflammations, inflammations like bursitis, tendonitis, degeneration, arthritis, patellar dislocation, chondromalacia patellae, cyst formation, bone growths/ masses, nerve impingement/ pressure, fractures, etc. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician for an evaluation. After a diagnosis is made it would be managed accordingly. Meanwhile you may try resting the knee. Application of ice-packs or Tylenol may be used for symptomatic relief as well.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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