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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.

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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.
A 50-year-old female asked:

I have pain in my knees while climbing stairs?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Me too: Welcome to middle age. Try some Ibuprofen and a strengthening program.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of this pain in my knee and quads?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Overuse of quads..: The quadriceps muscles are the ones on top of the thigh, that connect your pelvis to your knee; underlying bone is the femur (longest in body). Most common cause of what you are describing are not well conditioned quads that are then overused (long runs, stairs..). The quads are key muscles to develop for any lower extemity activity. Weak quads r one of the most common causes of falls in elderly.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the common causes of pain in my knee?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Many, see list: Common causes of knee pain: 1-arthritis(osteo, inflammatory) 2-meniscal tear 3-chondromalacia 4-patellofemoral pain 5-chondromalacia patella 6-patellofemoral arthritis 7-patellar tendinitis 8-prepatellar bursitis 9-iliotibial band friction syndrome 10-quadriceps tendinopathy.
Last updated Oct 23, 2014


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