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I have sharp burning pain on the outside of my knee only when

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I have sharp burning pain on the outside of my knee only when I kneel on it
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
any injury?
your age
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no injury-it feels fine except when I kneel on it burning pain that goes away as soon as I am not kneeling
I am 58
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 years ago.
most likely possibilities
patellar tenditinitis...which is an inflammation of the tendon under the knee cap
ACL strain or injury...the ligament
osteoarthritis..the joint
degeneration of the cartilage under the knee cap.

Treatment should right now be ice, ACE bandage, elevation and rest, but you should have an assessment....the best imaging would be Mri if this does not resolve....i would simply have an x ray now, an orthopedic exam and physical therapy most likely.
The ligament and tendon problems should resolve with a brief course of therapy, and these are most likely

good luck

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