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LUMP above knee weighing so much. Treatment.

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I'm curious about the lump above my knee(s). It is as if the muscle is sagging and I am a little concerned about it because I fee as it there is so much weight above my knees and even feet that I am constantly holding up. Is that picture unusual?

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Category: Spine Surgeon
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Thank you for your query at
The lump which you are feeling at your knee may be due to -
-Collection of fluid at knee ,this may be due to early arthritis.
-There may be inflammation of inner lining of knee,leading to synovitis .In this case thickening of inner lining may lead to such appearence.
-There may be a soft tissue tumor of fat cells or of bibrous tissue which should be confirmed by your doctor & some investigations like ULTRASONOGRAPHY.
Hope this will help you.
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

What do you notice if anything from the attached photo?

Thank you for the follow up.
From the picture it is difficult to pin point what exactly the cause can be. But it looks like a soft tissue tumor. Or synovitis.
Do you have any pain in and around the knee joint?
Any difficulty while you're putting weight on your knee ( standing up from sitting down position )?
Did you get your calcium and vitamin d levels checked recently?
Let me know and i will get back to you,

Patient replied :

when i flex that lump comes up as part of my quad muscle if that means anything?

Does your knee also locks?
Is there any pain at knee?
Kindly mention about the symptoms without which it will be difficult to elicit the exact diagnosis.

Patient replied :

My Knee does lock occaisionally. but there isn't much pain.

In that case you may have loose body at your knee.Please have a x ray and Ultrasound and get back to me.
Based on that i can guide you with the appropriate management.
Dr. Mukesh Tiwari

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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