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Sudden knee pain that comes and goes
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Sudden knee pain that comes and goes

Over the last month I have had occasional knee pain that I can’t figure out. All of a sudden, I will have a sharp pain right below the kneecap and it will fell like it needs to pop.  Very painful to walk or to bend the knee at all.

I will try to stretch my quads and hamstrings, thinking that might help - usually doesn't.  The pain will leave as fast as it came.  I’ll go for a few days with no problems and then all of a sudden it’s back.  

Info about me – female, age–55; somewhat active – will take stairs instead of elevator, park at end of parking lot for extra exercise, some biking.
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Hi there!

Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your knee pain. Possibilities include pain like patellar dislocation, chondromalacia patellae, infections/ inflammations, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, cyst formation, iliotibial band syndrome, bone growths/ tumours, nerve impingement/ compression, fractures, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci etc; just to name a few. I would suggest consulting a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an evaluation. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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