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Elkton, MD
A 52-year-old female asked:

What could cause pain on the outside of my left knee? especially hard going up steps or getting up from a seat.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Patellofemoral: Syndrome (pfs) would be my first guess. It sounds like you may have some arthritis in your knee and pfs which causes poor tracking in the femoral groove. This is often noticed after sitting for a while or and going up stairs. Recommend physical exam, xray, and physical therapy for quad strengthening and functional modification for long term benefit. Hope that helps!
Last updated Mar 28, 2014

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