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knee pain

I have knee pain in my right knee when I kneel down on it.About a year ago the same knee for some reason unknown to me got very swollen & had to use crutches for about a week. Anyway when I kneel down it is like kneeling on a tack. Then it has a sensation of a rug burn to the touch. After about five times of this happening I looked more closely. On the right lower outer edge of knee cap it gets a swell pocket. It does not swell up the entire knee just this oval like shaped pocket. I do not feel no pain when I move it,walk run nothing. Only when I kneel on it. I have seen this question many times on here but no one has said they have any type of swelling. Please if anyone can tell me I would appreciate it. Thanks
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I am experiencing the exact same thing! I was also looking through threads amazed that no one mentioned swelling, until I came upon yours! Please tell me you found out what it was!
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Hi there!

Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of the knee pain. Possibilities that may need to be considered include patellar dislocation, chondromalacia patellae, infections/ inflammations, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, cyst formation, iliotibial band syndrome, osgood schlatter disease, bone growths/ tumours, nerve impingement/ compression, fractures, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci etc; just to name a few. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician for an evaluation. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly. Meanwhile I would suggest resting the knee and avoiding weight bearing. Tylenol/ OTC NSAIDS may be helpful for pain relief.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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