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i have runner's knee, what exercises can i do to strengthen my knee?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Exercise: Warm up on a stationary bike for about 5 minutes. All of these you want to do on both sides for symmetry. Stand on 1 leg for 30 seconds then switch to the other leg. Step up and down 10 times on something about 3 inches off the floor - a phone book would work. Switch. Then do the steps sideways. 3 times a week. Each week make the step higher. Also google runner's knee exercises.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/knee/).

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The inside of my knee hurts when I straighten it or put weight on it. It also pops a lot, why? And what may help?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possible meniscus: You need to be seen by an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate your knee for a possible meniscus tear. You need an exam and an mri. If torn, arthroscopic surgery can trim the tear and improve your symptoms quickly. This is a picture of your meniscus seen here. It is the shock absorber between the femur and the tibia cartilage surfaces. This one is normal.
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Is it advisable to immobilize my leg after pulling my hamstring if the pain is not severe?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
No: Try to massage the hamstring with a roller and stretch the muscle gently as much as possible.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What's the best treatment for runners knee?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Exam needed: Runner's knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee . These conditions include anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, and chondromalacia patella. Some call lateral knee pain, it band irritation runners knee. Simple education, exercise, and footwear may be all that is needed while some need more agressive treatment.
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My 11 year old son cut his shin open on a piece of metal, does not need stitches, we can't remember when his last tetnus shot was, what are symptoms to look for ? Thank you.

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Things to consider. : Your son is 11 years of age and he is due to have a tetanus booster at this age. As for the shin cut, hopefully it was cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and treated with an antibiotic ointment. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with his pediatrician or family physician to get his shot and check on his cut.
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A member asked:

What are little painful bumps red with white heaad that break out on legs?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Folliculitis: I'd say one of the most common causes of what you're describing is folliculitis which is inflammation around the hair follicles. These can be red with tiny whiteheads, and often appear after shaving, scratching, or even vigorous rubbing from clothes like jeans. Sometimes it takes a course of antibiotics to clear it up. Hope this helps!

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