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pain under knee cap when climbing stairs

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee instability: It could be knee instability ( loose collateral ligaments and peri-articular capsule. It could also be a symptom of vitamin D and calcium deficiency. ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities: Prepatellar bursitis is inflamation of the fluid filled sac located in front of your knee cap; it can cause swelling and tenderness to touch. Also pat ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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?Patello-femoral: syndrome? It occurs when the knee cap doesn't slide smoothly in the groove created by the femur & tibia. This causes irritation & inflammati ... Read More
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: sounds like your problem is under kneecap. if it feels like it is shifting it may be unstable or maligned also. needs evaluation by ortho
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This can be rubbing of the cartilage of the back of the kneecap - also called chondromalacia patella. This can occur with loose kneecaps also. You ... Read More
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Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Knee injury: Was the inability to weight bear immediate or delayed?You need a physical exam and possibly an X-ray
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Primary care: You may see your primary care provider for an initial evaluation and determination if referral to a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon would be appr ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
Knee pain: If you are still having pain after having the surgery, I would recommend that you continue physical therapy and add some non-weight bearing muscles to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
48 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Painful kneecap: Several conditions about the anterior knee can cause this type of pain, such as chondromalacia of the patella, quad tendinitis, plica syndrome, chroni ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are several causes of knee pain but pain basically with stair is consistent with an issue involving the kneecap. See an orthopedist and have the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Cartilage, meniscus, soft tissue, arthritis...
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patellofemoral pain: Pain in the front of the knee when climbing stairs, first standing, or sitting for prolonged periods is generally from problems under the knee cap. T ... Read More
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