A 20-year-old male asked:
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my knee is hurting when i walk downhill a long time. usually the pain lasts for a couple of days. the location of pain is on the bottom of the knee?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chondromalacia: This means soft cartilage it is really an early degenerative change on the under surface of the patella and is frequently associated with pain walking down stairs or on a downhill grade knee strengthening may help /can try wrapping the knee with plastic wrap at bed time to keep in body heat / if still prob;ems then go see orthopedic surgeon.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Tendonitis: Probably strained the patella tendon area of the knee. It needs time to heal by resting and not walking downhill a long time.
Answered on Apr 14, 2013

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