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I have burning sensation in the lateral side of my left knee cap, when I kneel on even a soft surface ike mattress. But not when I just bend my knee at the same angle without making contact with a surface knee. age 64 male. I understand that reasons could be many.
What condition should I ask my doctor to confirm or rule out
Thanks for advice
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Conditions to rule out.
Arthritis.
Pinched nerve.
Patellar tendinitis.
Degeneration of the cartilage under the kneecap itself.
Ligament strain or tear: meniscus or collateral ligament.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks.
I am not into any vigorous sports all. Only regular daily 30 minutes walks.
This and my regular chores, I am able to do without any discomfort at knee.
Only left knee has the burning sensation (actually at a spot slightly lower than the kneecap, not knee cap, as i said earler ) is affected - NOT right knee
Though I had been noticing some "stiffness" sporadically while climbing stairs for past six months or so, the BURNING(not pain) sensation was felt (or first noticed) only about a month ago - in that sense it happened suddenly, or came to light suddenly..
Do these points rule out any of the conditions you mentioned ( like arthritis - that can be expected to bless me "all over" at many joints !) OR strongly indicative of others
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
No
Nothing is ruled out without exam.
However, I will add that a pinched nerve can start in the lower spine and cause pain only in this location.
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