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knee pain when descending stairs

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to str ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Rest...: rest, elevation, NSAIDs if able and ice. If no improvement within a week pls see a doc
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap problems: Or chondromalcia.The most common symptom of this problem is knee pain that increases when you walk up or down stairs. Simple treatments — such as rest ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: You should know when you started getting knee pain. It is may due to early osteoarthritis.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Osteoarthritis knee: is most common but many possibilities. If osteoarthritis, staying active & a quality glucosamine+chondroitin supplement to help rebuild cartilage ... Read More
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 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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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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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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to str ... Read More

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