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What is the small bump on the outside of the knee?

What is the small bump on the outside of the knee?

A bursa is a small sac of fluid that cushions a joint and helps it move easily. Bursitis of the kneecap is inflammation of the bursa found between the front of the kneecap and the skin. Kneeling for a long time can cause kneecap bursitis, which can develop into an egg-shaped bump on the front of the kneecap.

Why is my knee off to the side?

Injuries from sports, overuse, or trauma can cause the patella to move slightly off and not track properly in the trochlear groove. In most cases, the kneecap shifts to the outside of the leg, but it can also move towards the inside.

Where does the pain come from in the kneecap?

The pain is felt at the front of the knee, around or behind the kneecap (patella). Often, the exact site of the pain cannot be pinpointed; instead the pain is felt vaguely at the front of the knee. The pain comes and goes. Both knees are often affected at the same time but one is usually worse than the other.

How big is the lump on my knee cap?

Two weeks ago i detected a very small, painless and movable lump on my knee cap. I went to the doctor and he told me it was something of a cyst in the fatty layer of the skin and that it was harmless. Right now the lump, which is about half the size of a pea, has grown into two nearly identical ones. Both are the same size as before.

How to tell if you have a dislocated kneecap?

Dislocated kneecap. This occurs when the triangular bone (patella) that covers the front of your knee slips out of place, usually to the outside of your knee. In some cases, the kneecap may stay displaced and you’ll be able to see the dislocation. Hip or foot pain.

What to do about a lump on the side of your knee?

Knee lump: If the lump is to the side of your kneecap and the xrays do not show anything, the lump is likely outside of your knee joint. It could be an effusion Read More 90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now: