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small painful lump on inside of kneecap

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small painful lump on inside of kneecap
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 4 years ago.

Welcome and thank you for your question.

- Since when have you had this lump? Has it increased in size since you first saw it?

- Is it behind the knee cap or behind the knee?

- Can you move the knee comfortably? Go up stairs etc?

- How large is the lump?

- Do you have pain in the knee when you move or does the pain occur when you press on the lump?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

the lump has been there for approx a few days it is painful when I walk it is at the side of the knee. It is about the size of a 1p coin.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

lump is about the size of a 1p coin sore to touch painful when I walk it is in front of the kneecap to the inside of the leg

Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

You have probably developed a menisceal cyst.

The meniscus is a pad of cartilage in the knee joint. if it tears or is strained in any way , a small cyst can form as part of the body’s healing response. It is usually a firm painful lump which become more prominent when you straigthen the knee.

Treatment is usually with icing and painkillers initially. Many cysts become painless and no further treatment is needed as long as it remains symptomless.

If necessary, the cyst may be aspirated using local anesthetic and a small needle to remove the cysts’ contents. But the cyst can recur.

Surgery may also be necessary in some cases.

Please consult your doctor for a checkup.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

can this be from having a cortizone injection?

Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 4 years ago.

Cortizone is an anti-inflammatory and will help decrease pain and inflammation. It will not also not cause any injury which can develop into a cyst.