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 08/17/2001 02:32 PM

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Richard14036

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I am a 42-year-old male. Recently, I noticed a burning sensation in the outside of my right knee. The burning sting also seems to be present in the lower-right area under my patella. Walking, even running, isn't really a problem, but kneeling is. I can no longer put any weight on my right knee, nor can I bend/crouch deeply, without the burn becoming very intense. Sometimes, I even get a sharp pain. This is particularly noticeable when I crouch down to pick up my three-year-old daughter or when I attempt to lift machines (I am a computer technician). I'm not sure if I have torn something in my knee, but it doesn't seem serious since I can walk/run pain-free. Could I have a tear?
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 04/08/2006 12:37 PM

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tis123

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I saw youre post and was wondering if your symptoms were anything like mine. I am trying to figure out what is causing the problem, and my doctor is not real helpful.Here is the overview:-- No injury / trauma to my knees.-- Started on the right knee and now in both knees.-- Right knee worse than left knee.-- Symptoms: No pain other than when I kneel on thefloor or apply upward pressure on the bottom of thepatella (knee cap) with my fingers. When I applypressure, the knee cap does not hurt, but I get asharp pain on the side of the knee area (electric /buring / sharp). When I stop kneeling, it more orless goes away. -- Intensity: On the right side, the pain can beintense (like a dentist drilling a tooth severe). More of an electric shock on the left side.-- Other Observations: No cuts, tears, discoloration,swelling. No trouble running, walking, squatting,lifting,m sitting. BUT kneeling is definatelyimpossible. My health is otherwise pretty good (39 years old, onand off prostititus, no cancer history, no diabeties,no allergies, a little over weight, not too athletic,but go to gym regularly for stair climber).Do you have any additional info? Again, my doctor doesntknow what is going on and I think we need a littlehelp.Thanks,Thomasreply to: kneequestions@yahoo.com
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 12/21/2006 06:43 PM

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kcl

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I have a very similar problem with my left knee except the sharp electric burning pain is felt (immediately when kneeling on a hard surface) on the outer side of the leg at the bony protrusion on the side and slightly below the knee. No pain when running/cycling or any other activities. When I stop kneeling the pain fades away quickly with only some lingering tenderness. I have not suffered any injury or trauma. Possibly related to this problem on the same leg is also a mild inflammation of the Achilles tendon right at the bottom where it is attached to the heel for the past year that I have been prescribed an anti-inflammatory for and advised to take a break from running (which I have temporarily and replaced with cycling).No pain doing anything on my right knee, however. Note that my right knee was operated on to fix a jamming condition. It turned out there was a piece of necrotic tissue (fat) the size of a golf ball jamming up the works. Luckily, no damage to any of the ligaments or joints. The problem flared up after some fairly intense running of 10k distances. Not sure what caused the tissue to be lodged but suspect an old knee injury inflicted during an accident while x-country skiing some decades ago.I am in fairly good shape, 41 yrs old and somewhat physically heavy due to muscular build. I have fairly well developed coarse muscle tone in my legs from many years of exercise, sports and running so I don't have any reason to suspect any muscular weakness-related causes.I wonder if my left knee may have something related to the previous problem with my right knee even though there is no jamming or range of motion issue.Thank you for any suggestions or input that may help that can point me in the right direction to remedy this.
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 01/25/2007 12:35 PM

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kurka

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Hi Richard,I have the same problem as you. I am new to the forum and have not found any answers. Have you any answers? I'm thinking its a torn ligament either ACL or Meniscus. I'm gonna try ice and see if it helps. Please let me know if you found out any helpful info.. Cathy
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 02/19/2007 11:21 AM

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pjhill

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I have recently developed a condition similar to those described here. I first noticed the pain on the outer side of my right knee when I was kneeling. It was the sort of pain (a burning type of sensation) I associate with a graze on the surface of the skin and that's what I thought it was until I examined my knee and could discover no external sign of any injury. The pain subsided very quickly when I stopped kneeling and I have absolutely no sign of it when I am walking, running or cycling. Apart from kneeling, the only other time it occurs is when I bend my knee as far as I can, then I can feel the pain increasing at the extreme end of the stretch.Recently the pain has virtually disappeared from my right knee, but I am now experiencing it in a slightly more painful form in my left knee. It comes and goes exactly as described above.I am going to partially immobilise the knee with a support bandage to see if this brings about any improvement and will report on this in the next week or two.
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 02/22/2007 01:55 AM

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I went to see a sports medicine specialist. The burning pain in the side of the my knee had since reduced after a few days and I could kneel again, albeit gently at first. I would feel a temporary stinging sensation after running about 30 min (about 4 miles at my moderate usual rate) at the same location. The doctor checked out my knee and saw no structural problems. I also mentioned that I was having some achilles tendonitis on the same leg and after some checking, concluded that the knee/shin problem is a consequence of overuse and an inflammation of the archilles tendon that was caused by a inflamed and stiff calf muscle. This problem was compounded by having flat feet and a worn-out pair or orthotics that were not providing enough support (new ones on order). My inflamed calf muscle was knotted up with 'scar tissue' and lost the flexibility required for a proper foot and leg motion contributing to extra knee strain. The constant strain caused by the calf on the achilles tendon caused it to become inflamed. The pull at the top of the calf muscle near the outer side on the shin near the knee, and a somewhat inflamed knee due to the extra strain, resulted in extra pressure on the nerve routing through the knee/shin area especially when kneeling. Hence, the burning sensation experienced. The treatment prescribed was Active Release Therapy on the calf/heel (deep massage to break up the scar tissue on the calf and tendon ends) followed by icing several times a day. I am still running several times a week for about 20-30 min each time with careful stretching, before and afterwards, with particular attention to the calves followed by the icing regimen. It's only been a week and 2 massage sessions so I will repost if there are any significant changes.
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 02/27/2007 01:08 PM

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I am going through the same thing...thought that there was a scrape...it burns like fire when I kneel or bend knee back a lot, with a quick motion.Did the support bandage help? I just started this yesterday, so you are a little ahead of me...
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 03/26/2007 03:17 PM

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pjhill,Just wondering if you have an update to your knee pain...I have similar symptoms and have tried limiting my movement.Noticed also that I have no feeling on my knee...just the skin it seems...except when something is lightly dragged across it (bathrobe, bedsheets)...then...YOWIE...burns like fire...
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 11/16/2007 04:35 PM

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envyabull

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Has anybody determined what this knee ailment is? I find it amazing that there are so many of us describing the exact same pain, yet there is absolutey no medical information that I could find that describes this condition. I am 42 years old and have the exact same symptoms below my right knee: sharp burning pain just to the outside of the upper Tibia while kneeling. If I rub the area just to the inside of the Tibia, I can feel a slight burning sensation on the outside of the tibia. It is a strange sensation to feel something in a different place from where I am rubbing. It feels like there are ligaments or tendons that are transmitting the signals across my Tibia.If I was to guess, I would say this condition is related to the Iliotibial band. The burning sensation occurs where the Iliotibial band is supposed to attach to the tibia. It feels like the Iliotibial band is being pulled too tautly when bending the knee beyond 90 degrees. The localized strain on the band is felt as a burning sensation.I also have a bump right at the top of my Tibia. It appears to be like a bone spur or something swollen. This bump is slightly sensitive to pressure. I was speculating that this bump may have put tension on the Iliotibial band by making it travel a different when bending the knee. Does anyone else have a similar bump or swelling near the top of their Tibia? The other thought I had was that this condition may be related to the Gerdy's Tubercle. There is little information on the Gerdy's Tubercle online. However, I do know it is in the right location to possibly be part of the problem. I would be very interested if anyone finds any medical information on this condition.
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 12/11/2007 12:48 AM

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Tsarmo

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I am amazed! This is my first time to research this problem only to find that I am not the only one without answers. Strange! I am 38 years old and I just recently started having this same knee pain. It is in the right lower outer area of the my right knee. I only feel it when I kneel and put pressure on it. It's a stinging sharp pain that really hurts and make me fly up of my knee in an instant. It usually occurs when I kneel to greet my 3 small sons at the door when I come home from work. If any one figure this out, please post and help us all out. Thanks. I'll keep researching too.
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 12/11/2007 05:33 PM

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puli1

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I have been having the same problems you describe with my knee. I am 39 (sounds like the age for most on here) and the pain has gotten alot worse recently. Have you had any success after seeing the specialist? Did icing it help? What do you recommend?Ange
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 12/12/2007 09:06 PM

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lucylou

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Hello, I just ran across this forum in an effort to find out some info on the very symptoms you all are having. You would think someone would have some answers with as many of us as seem to be affected by this problem. I am a 48yr old female in good health and very active. I began noticing the burning pain on outside of knee area when I was cleaning the floor one day on my hand and knees. It feels like a lightening bolt shot thru my knee. Now it has progressed to being painful when I bend it as when sitting down. If anyone has any ideas we would appreciate some answers.Thanks, Linda
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 12/30/2007 10:36 PM

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KathyEverse

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Hi.Again, can't believe no one has reported back to this site with some kind of answer regarding this "weird" knee thing. I will though....I see a doctor about this on Friday.Symtoms are pretty much the same as all of yours.....I'm a 42 year old female....play a lot of tennis...but this injury is not from tennis or running around (go figure)!!! It was a 1 time deal.....kneeling on my knees on cement with all of my weight on them and felt a burning on the outside of my right knee. Well, it's been there ever since....I believe it was over 3 months or so ago....hasn't gotten any better. Doesn't bug me when I run or walk...(thank goodness)...just, like all of you, when I pull my knee up to put my socks on.....or squat down the wrong way....burns like heck!!! But the weirdest thing, as mentioned above, is if I rub the front of my knee, the side of my knee responds. What the heck did we do to our poor knee??? Hopefully I will get an answer for all of us. As of right now, I truly believe mine will not go away....hasn't gotten any worse, but hasn't gotten any better either!! BUT, the burning is VERY painful when it happens.....and there is no way that I would even dream about attempting to put my weight back on that knee, etc. Wrapping x-mas gifts was tough this year....you don't realize how often you do put weight directly on your knees. Totally stinks!!! Kathy E.
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 01/01/2008 07:50 PM

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Matoca

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Me too. I think it's a lateral collateral ligament strain. That is what I am going to mention when asking my doctor for a reference to pt. And I am also starting to get plantar fasciitis on the right foot too. I wonder if they are both related? I am not happy.
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 01/03/2008 01:30 PM

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You can add another one to the list. I am 42 years old, and very fit. I run or ride daily and just finished with my cyclocross racing season. The pain started about a month ago and was not associated with any type of injury that I can recall. As a veterinarian, I spend a lot of time kneeling on the floor during exams. I would describe it as a burning pain across the surface of my right knee below the patella to the inside of the tendon. It seems to be isolated to the skin. If I pinch up the skin over the patellar tendon, the pain seems to be located in the pinched up tissue, not with the tendon below. It doesn't hurt when I run or ride, but it burns like crazy if I kneel on it, bend the knee deeply or sometimes just brush over the skin. I'm debating whether I should see a neurologist or an orthopedist. It certainly feels more like nerve pain.
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 01/04/2008 10:27 PM

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KathyEverse

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Kathy E. reporting back......well, saw the doctor today (Orthopedic Sugeon). After carefully listening to all of my symptoms....the defining moment and his particular interest became clear when I was explaining and showing him that by rubbing lightly on the front of my knee, the right side of my knee responded to that. He came over and tapped on a place on the front of my knee an immediately the right side responded again.Took him 2 seconds to tell me that I damaged my nerve. He concluded that by putting all of my weight on my knee on a hard surface like I did either damaged, compressed, pinched....any or all of the above my nerve. He had a large verbage of it that I cannot recall but said that there is a very large nerve that runs along the inside of our legs and up and around the front of the knee......Great news......it will heal on its own. He said that nerve repair is a long process for our bodies but it does repair as long as the nerve wasn't cut in anyway.....meaning I didn't hurt it on a sharp object, glass, etc. He said something like the process of healing just 1mm of the nerve could take at least 1 month.....so it could take up to 6 months before it is completely gone but it will eventually repair itself and go away. Anyway, for me, I am thrilled that it is something that will go away on its own, doesn't require surgery and can live with considering that I can still play tennis and move about for the most part normally. I hope this info helps some of you. Please let me know if it does and how you are all doing.Adios,Kathy E.
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 03/18/2008 12:53 AM

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Thank you so much Kathy E.!!!I was amazed... I've had the exact same symptoms as all of you. I couldn't believe how similar we all are. I am a 42 year old male, normal level of activity, and intense pain on the right side of my right knee when I kneel accompanied by mild numbness to the skin. It started a few weeks ago as a minor twinge, but now is burning hot and completely intolerable. I have not had time to see my doctor about it, and was a little afraid to do so. I kept hoping that it would get better on it's on. But I am now greatly relieved to hear your doctor's report. I am sure I have the exact same thing as you do. I am still going to visit my Dr and see if she has any recommendations for vitamins/minerals that may help. Thanks again!
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 03/18/2008 12:54 AM

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ccm2048

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Thank you so much Kathy E.!!!I was amazed... I've had the exact same symptoms as all of you. I couldn't believe how similar we all are. I am a 42 year old male, normal level of activity, and intense pain on the right side of my right knee when I kneel accompanied by mild numbness to the skin. It started a few weeks ago as a minor twinge, but now is burning hot and completely intolerable. I have not had time to see my doctor about it, and was a little afraid to do so. I kept hoping that it would get better on it's on. But I am now greatly relieved to hear your doctor's report. I am sure I have the exact same thing as you do. I am still going to visit my Dr and see if she has any recommendations for vitamins/minerals that may help. Thanks again!
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 03/24/2008 10:04 AM

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jarb

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I have been reading all the postings on this knee problem. I thought that I must be going crazy because I researched all over the web trying to find an answer to why the side of my knee felt like it was being ripped open by putting pressure on a little area on the front of my knee only to find nothing. I am relieved to find that I am not alone and that it will possibly heal on its own. So many of my well meaning friends suggested that I would probably need surgery to fix it ( a prospect that does not excite me in the least ). Thank you Kathy E. for your post. I am a 49 year old grandma that is having a tough time playing with my 1 year old grandbabies because of this stupid knee. It is nice to get some hope that it will go away on its own.
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 04/06/2008 09:54 PM

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cahoona

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I'm surprised to find others with same problem. I am 51 and recently started having a burning tingly pain on the side of my left knee when preasure is applied on my knee. I also can duplicate the pain by pushing in the tender spot under the knee cap whether my knee is bent or relaxed. In a way the skin feels slightly numb on the side where the pain occurs also. I have been using a tread mill for last few years and wondered if that caused it, I have no pain running or bending. I suspected it was a nerve. Has anyone here been releived of this since your initial post. Just wondering if in time it will heal as one of your post had said. Thanks
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 04/08/2008 12:28 PM

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I am so glad I came across this forum. The problem I am having sounds just like the others described here. I can run, jump, bend my knee and do just about anything else except kneel on it. When I kneel down and touch it to the floor or to any other surface it feels like the skin below my knee is going to rip off. It burns so bad that I can't stand the pain. It's the weirdest thing I have ever experienced. Everything else with the knee is fine. I am pretty sure now (thanks to Kathy's post) that I must have damaged the nerves of the knee while laying our hardwood floors, because ever since then I have experienced this problem. Thanks Kathy!
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 04/09/2008 01:41 PM

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timscape

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Kathy, thank you!I'm 58 and just sitting here at my desk and the pain flaired up. I typed in "pain below knee" in Google and found this forum! This is great. I think your answer sounds right, but I think I'll verify if I can. But all your symptoms sound like my problem, and I hope we're all pain-free soon.
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 04/09/2008 01:42 PM

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Thank you, Kathy! I just found this forum looking for answer, and there you were. Hope we're all pain free soon! I'm 58 and fit and not so puzzled anymore!
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 04/23/2008 11:29 AM

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I have the same problem and I am in my 50's as well. I think I knelt on a sharp object some time ago.One thing that has made it better for me is to sleep with a pillow between my knees. I am a side sleeper so when one leg puts pressure on the other knee I wake with pain. The pillow has med a 95% better nights sleep.I see the sell knee pillow on ebay. I may try one. Thanks for the info guys. I am sure I am healing the nerve pain slowly but surely.
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 04/23/2008 11:30 AM

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 04/23/2008 11:34 AM

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 04/25/2008 06:43 PM

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Kathy, were you advised not to kneel on it until it had healed?In any case, here is my scenario: - male age 58, fit but not real active (some biking and bowflex, plenty of running thru airports).- initial injury probably occurred while putting in a sprinkler line next to the concrete driveway last summer, but was only moderately bothersome at the time. Only the right knee was affected.- I now get severe burning pain below and to the outside of that knee when kneeling on a hard surface, and only when the knee is bent more than 90 degrees. Typically this happens when cleaning the pool skimmer, painting baseboards, refinishing floors, etc. - If I'm careful, I can avoid kneeling in a way that induces the pain. (Or, I could use it as an excuse to get out of these projects!)- There is a slight numbness in the skin in the affected area at all times.- I cannot reproduce the pain by any manipulation of the kneecap, calf muscle, etc., except by kneeling on it.If Kathy's doctor is correct (or at least if my condition is the same), it should have cleared up by Xmas, but it did not, and has in fact worsened since the first of the year, especially in that past few weeks. Possibly related is the fact that I really whacked my right shin on a folding stool about two months ago. This was about 4" below the knee, however, and on the inside of the shin. The entire area was painful and sensitive for about a month, to the point that soft fleece, sheets and towels caused discomfort. There was also a prominent bump which has now almost disappeared. My assumption here was a bone bruise, and had it not cleared up I would have sought attention for it.I doubt that is related, though, as the most recent increase in the pain did not begin until after that bruise had largely healed.So, it does sound like a nerve problem. But is it necessarily an injury? Are there other conditions that could account for it? I have had other similar issues, especially in the right wrist, thumb and index finger for which I wore a splint for months, to little effect.
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 04/25/2008 07:05 PM

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Kathy, were you directed not to kneel on it until it had healed? Or to maintain normal activity and ignore the pain?In any case, here is my scenario:- Male, 58, reasonably fit but not overly active (some biking and bowflex, lots of running through airports)- The initial injury (if there was one) probably occurred last summer while putting in a new sprinkler line next to the concrete driveway.- The symptom is a burning sensation on the outside of the right knee and below the level of the kneecap, extending well down the outside of the calf.- The skin in the affected area near the knee is also somewhat numb at all times; this does not extend doen the calf.- Only the right knee is affected. The pain occurs only when kneeling on a hard surface with the knee bent more than 90 degrees. Often this occurs when cleaning the pool skimmer, painting baseboards, refinishing floors, etc. I can avoid it if I'm careful (or I could use it as an excuse to get out of some of these projects!).If Kathy's doctor is correct (at least if my condition is the same), this should have cleared up by Xmas, but it did not. In fact it has worsened, especially in the past few weeks.Finally, I did really whack my right shin on a step stool about 2 months ago. That was about 4" below the knee however, and on the inside of the shin. The entire shin was painful and sensitive for several weeks, to the point where soft fleece, sheets and towels caused discomfort. There was also a prominent bump that has now almost completely disappeared.So I'm assuming that was a bone bruise, and since the recent increase in the burning kneee pain did not occur until the bruise had largely healed, that they are unrelated.So, it does sound like a nerve problem, but is it necessarily an injury? I have also had problems with pain and numbness in the right thumb and index finger, and wearing a splint for months had little or no effect on that. What else could account for these symptoms when taken together?
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 04/25/2008 07:07 PM

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Kathy, were you directed not to kneel on it until it had healed? Or to maintain normal activity and ignore the pain?In any case, here is my scenario:- Male, 58, reasonably fit but not overly active (some biking and bowflex, lots of running through airports)- The initial injury (if there was one) probably occurred last summer while putting in a new sprinkler line next to the concrete driveway.- The symptom is a burning sensation on the outside of the right knee and below the level of the kneecap, extending well down the outside of the calf.- The skin in the affected area near the knee is also somewhat numb at all times; this does not extend doen the calf.- Only the right knee is affected. The pain occurs only when kneeling on a hard surface with the knee bent more than 90 degrees. Often this occurs when cleaning the pool skimmer, painting baseboards, refinishing floors, etc. I can avoid it if I'm careful (or I could use it as an excuse to get out of some of these projects!).If Kathy's doctor is correct (at least if my condition is the same), this should have cleared up by Xmas, but it did not. In fact it has worsened, especially in the past few weeks.Finally, I did really whack my right shin on a step stool about 2 months ago. That was about 4" below the knee however, and on the inside of the shin. The entire shin was painful and sensitive for several weeks, to the point where soft fleece, sheets and towels caused discomfort. There was also a prominent bump that has now almost completely disappeared.So I'm assuming that was a bone bruise, and since the recent increase in the burning kneee pain did not occur until the bruise had largely healed, that they are unrelated.So, it does sound like a nerve problem, but is it necessarily an injury? I have also had problems with pain and numbness in the right thumb and index finger, and wearing a splint for months had little or no effect on that. What else could account for these symptoms when taken together?
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 04/25/2008 07:39 PM

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Kathy, were you directed not to kneel on it until it had healed? Or to maintain normal activity and ignore the pain?In any case, here is my scenario:- Male, 58, reasonably fit but not overly active (some biking and bowflex, lots of running through airports)- The initial injury (if there was one) probably occurred last summer while putting in a new sprinkler line next to the concrete driveway.- The symptom is a burning sensation on the outside of the right knee and below the level of the kneecap, extending well down the outside of the calf.- The skin in the affected area near the knee is also somewhat numb at all times; this does not extend down the calf.- Only the right knee is affected. The pain occurs only when kneeling on a hard surface with the knee bent more than 90 degrees. Often this occurs when cleaning the pool skimmer, painting baseboards, refinishing floors, etc. I can avoid it if I'm careful (or I could use it as an excuse to get out of some of these projects!).If Kathy's doctor is correct (at least if my condition is the same), this should have cleared up by Xmas, but it did not. In fact it has worsened, especially in the past few weeks.Finally, I did really whack my right shin on a step stool about 2 months ago. That was about 4" below the knee however, and on the inside of the shin. The entire shin was painful and sensitive for several weeks, to the point where soft fleece, sheets and towels caused discomfort. There was also a prominent bump that has now almost completely disappeared.So I'm assuming that was a bone bruise, and since the recent increase in the burning knee pain did not occur until the bruise had largely healed, that they are unrelated.So, it does sound like a nerve problem, but is it necessarily an injury? I have also had problems with pain and numbness in the right thumb and index finger, and wearing a splint for months had little or no effect on that. What else could account for these symptoms when taken together?
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 06/06/2008 12:43 AM

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Yes this is quite a common malady, I have been experiencing it as well. It feels like a rug burn running along the outside top edge of the kneecap. It gets me when I kneel down on the floor, including carpeted floor, like the pressure sets it off. It also comes on wearing blue jeans that press or stretch against that area, for example when I get into the car and the knee is tight against the jeans. I figured it is some kind of damaged nerve which is how a previous poster was diagnosed by a doctor. Probably pressing on that nerve the wrong way, even once, does the damage and it takes quite a while to heal. Unless some pressure is applied as I described there is no pain whatsoever. Anyway good luck to all my fellow knee-nerve sufferers!
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 06/09/2008 03:03 PM

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I must be the youngest person out there with this problem. I'm 28. . anyone have me beat?
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 06/09/2008 05:27 PM

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patricia35

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I am a 62 year old female with burning knee pain. I press below the left knee cap and there is a sharp burning sensation on the outside of my knee cap. I went to my physical therapist and I'm happy to report that within a month, the pain has resolved about 75%. Here is what we did:1. Release of the nerve that exits midway down the thigh and goes back in at the knee (forgot the name, sorry). This included laying on my back and swinging my left leg over the edge of the PT table while the PT gripped my thigh muscle. This is extremely painful, but the pain from the grip does reduce as the muscle and nerve release. this was done all up and down the thigh until pain was minimal. Upon finishing this, the burning sensation in the knee was greatly reduced, even while kneeling on a hard surface.2. Laser of the affected area3. Exercises that focus on stretching top of thigh and inside of thigh. As we all know, there are many causes for this problem, so this method may not work for everyone. That's my disclaimer and I'm sticking to it!
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 06/18/2008 11:47 PM

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kavmanx

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Different day -- EXACT same problem. First time I felt it I was kneeling on warm concrete, I thought maybe the concrete was hotter then I thought. Ever since, everytime I kneel I get a significant feeling of my skin burning on the outside of my knee. FYI - I'm 45 problem started when I was 44 - seems to be the trend.
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 07/12/2008 07:07 AM

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I have a similar problem.When I kneel down on my left knee, it get a sharp pain that instantly spreads through my knee and stops me from walking for a few minutes, then it's fine and I can continue as normal. Apart from kneeling or putting pressure on the top of my knee with my hand there's no other pain whatsoever.The difference here is that I'm only 22.
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 07/15/2008 02:50 AM

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p45

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Research "saphenous nerve entrapment/impingement"
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 07/23/2008 09:02 AM

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ccm2048

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I am 43 and had the same symptoms as everyone else (burning when under pressure, numb, right-knee)... I was very much relieved to find this info on this forum. I think one of the original posters indicated that his/her doctor said that it would heal by itself over several months with a little TLC.Well, I am here to report that it seems to have healed exactly as described. After reading that original post I told my kids that 'Dad' needed a little break from the usual kind of play that I was involved in (usually involving wrestling, tickling, etc.) but that I'd be OK in a few months. I started giving TLC to my knee back in May 2008 and by June I'd say that 90% of my pain was gone but I still had a little numbness --- and now in late July I seem to be 99% better. I can kneel without any discomfort at all. I still have just a teeny bit of numbness -- but it seems to be getting progressively better.About a month ago I've developed a bit of pain in my left heel when my foot us under pressure and fully flexed 'up'. It feels a little like the pain in my knee when it was hurting. I wonder if it's something similar? I wonder if there is a 'heel' forum somewhere? :^)
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 03/09/2010 07:44 AM

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I have been experiencing this burning knee pain when kneeling for months now and I think I've finally figured out what's causing it. Wrong shoes! I was wearing running/walking shoes that allowed me to over pronate. I got new shoes less than a week ago and the improvement has been amazing. I went to a shoe store where they watched me walk and they put me in shoes that stabilized my feet. I have also since figured out that my achilles tendon pain is due to my wearing uggs. So look at what you have on your feet. I am almost pain free in less than a week!
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 07/04/2010 02:20 PM

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Hello All, I read all of your posts regarding anteriolateral sharp burning knee pain. I am a 52yo physician who also began to experience recently exact same symptoms described and have a few more observations regarding condition. I have noticed the development of this problem with long periods of sitting seeing patients. Along with this burning knee condition I have been havin sore quads with soreness of anterior thighs. I believe both of these have developed from sitting for long periods. I believe deep massage of anterior thighs would be helpful and stretcing of quads, calves and ham strings. Also not sitting for long stretches. I have experienced nerve damage from another knee injury due to a fall several years ago. It presented similarly with a burning numb sensation which over a period of time did get better so be patient and try stretching of muscles that are connected to this area to return to state of homiostasis.
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 11/17/2010 08:21 AM

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Sharrygranny

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Well, I am 72, and I am also having this problem. I had it a couple of times years ago, and it went away. I am happy to recieve the advice of K's doctor, and the above physician, thanks.

I would also like to know if I should refrain from kneeling on it until the pain stops? Of course by now its so bad that I cannot kneel, and would nightly ice and/or massage help, assuming it is a damaged nerve?

And does this problem have a name?
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