A 48-year-old female asked:
My knee joints painful and clipping with the result it is painful to walk up the stairs. as well as the thigh muscle is tightening?
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Dr. Allan Tissenbaumanswered
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap: Often times these are signs of problems under your knee cap, this can be helped by stretching and strengthening to the muscles around your knee. A supervised physical therapy program may help and possibly an X ray is needed for further evaluation.
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