Fat pad knee impingement

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What is fat pad knee impingement?

Fat pad knee impingement can occur when the padding of fat protecting the kneecap (patella) becomes swollen and inflamed due to an injury or overuse of the knee. The bottom tip of the kneecap can pinch the fat pad and cause pain to the knee.

Common symptoms reported by people with fat pad knee impingement

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with fat pad knee impingement

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Type
Exercise
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more

Data from patients with fat pad knee impingement, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with fat pad knee impingement

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Water aerobics)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Plus CBD Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with fat pad knee impingement, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has fat pad knee impingement on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 2
40s 1
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from fat pad knee impingement patients who have completed their condition history
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