Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
195 Doctors are Online

Pain above knee cap, hurting while applying pressure. Muscle strain?

I was running today and I got a sharp pain above my knee cap (not on my knee cap, right above it). It was fine when I walked home but I tried running after walking for a little and it hurt as I started running. It hurts going up the stairs and is now hurting when I walk or put pressure on it. I have been icing it, have my compression sleeve on it, and have it elevated. I don't take medicine unless it is severe pain, so no ibuprofen. do you think it is a muscle tear/strain?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  14
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
THANKS FOR THE QUERY.IT COULD BE QUADRICEPS MUSCLE STRAIN OR TENDINITIS.ICING & VAPOCOOLANT SPRAYS ARE USEFUL FOR INITIAL PAIN RELIEF.IF PAIN PERSISTS, PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSIOTHERAPIST FOR TREATMENT.THANK YOU.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor