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I have knee pain in the front below the knee cap. Zero pain

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Hi, I have knee pain in the front below the knee cap.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: Zero pain normally. If I rotate my knee while my foot stays planted, very sharp pain.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: painful to go down steps/ knee seems to give way.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Since when are you having this pain?
Do you have any other symptom? or past illness or injury?
Did you have any test?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 48, 6'1, 240, but 36 inch waist. former college football player, but no previous knee injury. About a month ago I moved. Carried a lot of boxes down many stairs. Knee was swollen and stiff after. It got better but still has a very sharp pain if I turn the wrong way.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There was no impact or contact to cause an injury.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No tests, have not seen a dr.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Please wait.
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It can take a couple of minutes.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for all the information,
There can be patellofemoral pain.
This can occur from overuse, malalignment of patella, muscle weakness of quadriceps.
In your case, it was likely due to overuse.
Swelling of the knee, giving way can also come from ligament strain within knee.
Usually conservative treatment will help.
You need to avoid over exertion & activity which precipitates the pain.
Physiotherapy can be helpful.

This will strengthen the muscle.
Orthotic shoe devices can be used.
An orthopedic doctor can be consulted.
You can take antiinflammatory analgesics like motrin or naproxen if you do not have contraindication to them.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

You are always welcome.

Best wishes.

Dr. Saha.