Has anyone ever had the feeling that there kneecap is warm to the touch? (actually a little to the left side of my kneecap on my left knee) Possibly a meniscus issue or bursitis? I noticed it about a week ago. I have had recurrent knee problems so this is making me nervous. Here's my story...
I am a 28yo female and I have had a couple of arthroscopic knee surgeries on my left knee - first 12/05 for a torn plica & to smooth cartilage - second 12/07 for pain/scar tissue. My knee is worse since the second surgery, generally stiff and a little painful most of the time. In July I noticed it get worse while playing softball. It will lock up frequently or else it feels like it will give out on me. I always have pain/stiffness especially behind the knee..can't even bend my knee for more than a few minutes. It also cracks all of the time.
On a side note, I also had a tick bite about 6 weeks ago behind the same knee, which my doctor thinks might be Lyme Disease. I am currently on antibiotics for it. I don't know if the warm feeling could be related to the lyme or to my knee problems.
I am thinking I need to get it checked out with my same orthopedic surgeon...but I am so done with surgery. Too young for all of these problems