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Old 10-06-2011, 05:45 AM   #1
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Question Fibular head pain

Hi, I have posted here before regarding knee pain and have done some research since then. I have discovered bones under my knee cap that are painful are actually part of the fibula.

I have pain on both fibular heads. They are very sore and tender to the touch. It is extremely painful when they barely brush up against something. I am getting severe knee pain along with it.

I've done tons of google searches and can't find anything. I am not very athletic. If this sounds familiar to anyone I would appreciate some insight as to what this might be.

Thanks you all!! Have a great and blessed day!!!

 
Old 10-06-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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Re: Fibular head pain

The fibular heads are not under your knee caps.They are the largish bumps on outside and slightly below the knee. The distal end of the fibula is the outer part of your ankle. The lower end of the femur contacts the knee cap.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:05 AM   #3
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Re: Fibular head pain

Thanks James,

I guess I didn't word it properly, but that is exactly what I am talking about. The outer bumps just below the knee cap.

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Re: Fibular head pain

Jesa,
The commonest cause of proximal tibiofibular joint pain, the part you described, is stiffness of that joint. Most people don't know that it moves all but it does. Often it is diagnosed as iliotibial band syndrome but that is incorrect, the band does not reach as far as that. It happens to runners and is not uncommon after sprained ankles. If you stretch out on the floor and bring your toes up to point to your knees you may find some loss of range although when it is bilateral they may be equally restricted. Try this, sit in a chair and have your partner grip your upper tibia with one hand and push the "lump" backwards and forwards and it should be felt to glide quite easily. A PT should be an expert in this. You may also have to have a couple of joints manipulated in the ankle also. Let us know what you feel.
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