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A 18-year-old male asked:

My knees have been hurting from my past cc running. pain is above the patella and they continue to hurt when i try to stand up, squat, or kneel down?

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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Knee pain: Pain at the top of the patella where your quadriceps inserts is quadriceps tendonitis. Eccentric strengthening of the quads as well as core strengthening can help. Nsaids can also help reduce the pain. Vitamin d deficiency can be associated with tendonitis. If your pain is disrupting your daily activities i would see a sports medicine specialist.
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Dr. John Mcgarry
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Quadriceps tendoniti: It sounds as if you may have a quad tendonitis. It could also be a patella-femoral syndrome which is common in runners. Initial treatment is rest, nsaid, stretching and probably some physical therapy in an effort to expedite recovery and return to running.
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Last updated Sep 7, 2013

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