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is rock climbing bad for the knees

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Stair climbing place significant impact on the knee cap. So, if you have knee pain related to either inflammation or arthritis of the knee cap (front ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: The answer to this question depends on the source of your pain. I would find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get appropriately evaluated and the ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pain: You should have your doc check you out for this problem. There are possible serious problems if you really do have leg clots.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
"Narrowness": of the knee joints usually indicate osteoarthritis cartilage LOSS. There is treatment, steroid injections, Visco supplementation by injection and fina ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Hardin
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Based : Based on the photo and your description, the knee is not infected. You should continue to gently cleanse the knee with soap and water on a daily basi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage - meniscus: Crouching and climbing increase the load across the patellofemoral joint under the knee cap and cartilage damage in the area of the patella and trochl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unilateral knee pain: If one knee is affected, often osteoarthritis is the problem. Meniscal injuries and tendinitis can co-exist (which can present with "giving way" of th ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires exam: cannot be diagnosed withoit an examination.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. Pain that is most noticeable ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: Knee pain can occur as the result of several issue. Have it evaluated by you family doc or a rheumatologist or orthopedist.

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