Pain close to knee cap. What could it be? and what can I do?
Hello, I am 55 years old male. My knee has been in pain on the right side of my right knee. The pain is close to the knee cap, but not quite on it. It mostly hurts when I am walking, bending it, or putting pressure on it. What could it be? and what can I do? I am worried what can I do? Please help!!!!
@ige Hello, Most knee conditions cause pain in the front (anterior) of the knee. It is called Patellofemoral pain. Pain at the back of the knee is usually caused by a Baker's cyst (also known as a popliteal cyst). The rest of this leaflet deals with patellofemoral pain, which is much more common. patellofemoral pain is the medical term used when pain occurs at the front of the knee, around the kneecap (patella), without signs of any damage or other problems in the knee joint. It is advised to see a doctor. Please talk to your healthcare provider. The disease is a diagnosis of exclusion, acute and chronic pathologies should be ruled out by your primary care physician with a physical exam, X-ray imaging or MRI imaging. Thank You!!