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A 65-year-old male asked:

is my sore knee serious? i am 65 years old, 6'2" tall, and 190 lbs. i run about 5 miles twice per week. i run three or four 10k races a year, times between 48 and 49 minutes. recently my right knee hurts and loses power when going up stairs.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Impossible to say: Have the knee evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedist and then you will know.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Knee pain: anterior knee pain from chondromalacia is common, as are degenerative medical tears that may catch in certain positions loss of power could be secondary to pain, however if there is pain that is unusual for your own regular regimen best to get evaluated, get some X-rays and either find out if there is anything up and if not ... get piece of mind.
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Tendonitis: First, I would get it evaluated by orthopedist. However, in those patients who run frequently and have anterior knee pain, this could be patella tendonitis or chondromalacia of the patella.

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