A 20-year-old female asked:
painful knee popping under kneecap when straightening. limping, burning and achy. stairs and walking hurts. brace and ace bandage helps a bit. i'm diagnosed with runner's knee. it's not the normal flare. 'm not sure what this is. what could it be?
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Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral pain;the cartilage underneath your kneecap may be thinning or damaged and causes pain in the kneecap region, esp. W/stairclimbing, squats, lunges etc.Keeping the knee bent for a period of time can be uncomfortable.Isometric quad strengthening, hamstring stretching, nsaids and patellar stabilizing sleeve can be helpful.See ors if sx's persist.Gl!
421 viewsAnswered Jan 8, 2019
Last updated Jan 8, 2019
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