Hello. My name is Jim and I have been around for quite awhile and I have quite a bit ofd experience with chronic pain as I have been treated for the past 2 years by my pain doc for herniated discs, multiple tears in the lumbar region with a large tear @ L/5. Anyways my pain management regimine is controlling my lumbar pain with pain meds, muscle relaxers. Lyrica, and Cymbalta, I am looking for anyone on the forum that has ever had bleeding in the area between the knee cap and the skin. This past Thurs I woke up with excruiating pain in my left knee. I by luck was able to get in to see an orthopedic doc and he feels I must have impacted or put some stress on the left knee area. His diagnosis was bleeding over the patellar tendon and this can be real painful. He told me to imobilize and ice the knee and if it was not better after 3-4 days to come see him because the bleeding should stop during that time I am on day 3 and it has gotten substantially worse, and if it is not better by Monday I will make a new appointment. I am iceing the knee as well as imobilizing it and taking my Vicoprin as I would my regular 4-6 per day. I guess I am just looking fore someone that may have experienced this injury and perhaps share with me their experience.. I love this forum and I have seen alot of good info on a lot of pain issues so thanks in advance for any info others can share. Jim 52 year old husband and granpa to 2 beautiful girls.