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knee pain going down stairs

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can ... Read More
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Dr. Shane Miller
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Patellofemoral Pain: Pain in the front of the knee around the kneecap, that often gets worse with using stairs, prolonged sitting, or activity such as walking long distanc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Knee Cap: Knee pain is very common. The symptoms you describe on the surface sound like patellofemoral syndrome. This can have many causes. Some if which includ ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
I think 2 weeks is: Too early to tell for sure what your eventual result will be. You should consult with your ortho surgeon just to be sure.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Speak with surgeon: He should be able to address your concerns after surgery.
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
You : You can try taking nsaid's such as advil (ibuprofen) (as long as you can tolerate those medications), ice the area, wear a knee brace, or try physical ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Patellofemoral: This is likely to be a patellofemoral problem. An orthopedist can determine the cause for certain. Exercises are often very helpful for this issue.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Lochemes
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patella pain: Typically pain in that region originates from poor function of the kneecaps. If this in fact is true, a series of treatments may be helpful to elimina ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Joint or bursitis: Your physician will need to evaluate you to see if you have internal knee problems in the inside medial knee such as cartilage or joint pain or if ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Yes. : Try to avoid any activity that makes it hurt. Ice for 15-20 min. 4-6 x/day. Advil like Meds will help pain/inflamation. May want to use an Ace Bandage ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Unusual: Late teenage female with severe bilateral knee pain with range of motion has an unusual problem. Absent a history of bilateral knee injury, these sym ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Need exam: There could be many causes. I would have him seen today.

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