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

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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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My job is a taxi driver. Lately I feel pain in my both knees and specially the left side knee. I have trouble going down the stairs. What do u recomme

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A 39-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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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.

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