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What causes sudden knee pain, especially when you fully bend the knee?

i am suffering from sudden knee pain where my knee cap seams to grind a against my bone. It is sudden and can come and go. it was infrequent and now occurs mostly when I fully bend the knee. previously it only happens when straining the leg after bending but now can create severe pain in both directions.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017
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Hi,

I am sorry for the knee pain you are having.

As it has become more frequently, creating severe pain in both directions, further tests are required including X-ray and MRI of the knee.

We should determine if ligaments or soft tissues inside the knee joint have been damaged (trauma) or respective bones of this joint (arthritis).

For the moment, until you see orthopedic specialist, I advise to:
- apply cold compresses on your knee
- take oral analgesic (e.g. ibuprofen, tamoxifen, etc)
- apply analgesic cream locally

Wish fast recovery.
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What causes sudden knee pain, especially when you fully bend the knee?

Hi, I am sorry for the knee pain you are having. As it has become more frequently, creating severe pain in both directions, further tests are required including X-ray and MRI of the knee. We should determine if ligaments or soft tissues inside the knee joint have been damaged (trauma) or respective bones of this joint (arthritis). For the moment, until you see orthopedic specialist, I advise to: - apply cold compresses on your knee - take oral analgesic (e.g. ibuprofen, tamoxifen, etc) - apply analgesic cream locally Wish fast recovery.