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A 21-year-old female asked:

Insanity workouts caused knees to numb/swell/stiff w/excruciating pain for over month. knees continue paining months later although i quit insanity.

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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