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    What causes constant pain around the knee cap?

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hi, I have a knee problem for over a month now went to a chiropractor five times made it worse got an x-ray done didn't show anything wrong but its just constant pain under knee cap
Any suggestions?
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:

Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. can you localize pain? (inner aspect/outer aspect/center or back of knee)?
2. is there any history of trauma to knee?
3. any history of fever or swelling over knee?
4. does pain occur while walking or at rest or both?
5. are you on any medication?
6. have you undergone MRI knee? if yes then share report.

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf 1 hour later
Hi back '
1- Pain is located under and around knee cap
2- no trauma history that i know of
3-no history of swelling or fever by knee
4-mostly when i walk (at work) and at night it hurts for both
5-yes 75mg effxor
6-no MRI (yet)
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please share age, gender & weight to guide you accordingly

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for getting back with the answers. I'm sorry to bother you again but can you lastly please tell your age, gender & current weight? Secondly, is it possible to share image of the x-ray taken?
Most common cause for such pain includes ligamentous injury followed by degenerative changes. I can guide you according to your age, gender & weight that which investigations can help you to confirm the diagnosis and meanwhile medications that can help.

Thank you and waiting for the reply.
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