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A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have pain in my knee when crouching or climbing the stairs?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unilateral knee pain: If one knee is affected, often osteoarthritis is the problem. Meniscal injuries and tendinitis can co-exist (which can present with "giving way" of the joint - or instability). Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome has pain in front of the knee cap, with squats and when walking up stairs. PT to strengthen the quadricep muscle is required +/- knee brace. Short-term use NSAIDs (like Aleve) with meals.

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I have pain in my knees while climbing stairs?

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Me too: Welcome to middle age. Try some Ibuprofen and a strengthening program.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain in my knee when crouching or climbing the stairs?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cartilage - meniscus: Crouching and climbing increase the load across the patellofemoral joint under the knee cap and cartilage damage in the area of the patella and trochlear groove would cause pain when crouching or climbing stairs. A meniscal tear would also likely be more symptomatic with crouching or climbing stairs. Orthopaedic evaluation is indicated.
Last updated Sep 16, 2015


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