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My knees make crunching sound when I go up and down from stairs or bend down? What can I do?

My knees make crunching sound when I go up and down from stairs or bend down? What can I do?

Have it evaluated.: Sound coming from the knee could be due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist and find out why it is making that sound. ...Read more

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A crunching or tearing sensation felt by hand in the left side of Rknee while using stairs no pain in it?

A crunching or tearing sensation felt by hand in the left side of Rknee while using stairs no pain in it?

No worry: Almost all of the time painless crunching or popping of a joint does not indicate a problem. It's just the tendons and ligaments moving. If pain, swelling or limited motion develops, seek medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now I hear some crunching sound whenever I step on a stairs.. .

I hit my knee on the hard floor 5 month ago and now I hear some crunching sound whenever I step on a stairs.. .

See doctor: It is possible you damaged the cartilage, meniscus, etc. In your knee. You need to see your primary care doctor for examination and probable ordering M.R.I. and referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Knee pain. No swelling or redness. Feels like bones crunching together when I walk up or down stairs.

Knee pain. No swelling or redness. Feels like bones crunching together when I walk up or down stairs.

Arthritis: When cartilage is new, it is smooth and glides over each other. When the surfaces become arthritic, they become irregular and grate and crack as they go over each other. When this process involves the under surface of the knee cap, it is often worse going up and down stairs. ...Read more

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How would I go up stairs with crutches?

How would I go up stairs with crutches?

Carefully: Sit down and move up one flight of stairs at a time is with the worst case. Or up with good foot and down with the bad foot. Bend forward slightly and keep the crutches on the step below you and go up with the good foot, stabilze yourself and do the same again for each step. This is all assuming you have good upper body strength. ...Read more

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How would you go down stairs with crutches?

How would you go down stairs with crutches?

Very carefully: Sit down and move yourself down one step at a time if you have poor balance or weak upper arm strength. Using crutches, carefully balance yourself, place crutches on step below you, move bad foot down and then bring good foot down to place on the step, repeat for each step. Much harder to go down than up with crutches. Safest is to sit and do one step at a time. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell down the stairs, help me?

Help how?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell down the stairs: what should I do?

Are you in pain?: Neck or head injury? Seek medical evaluation if you are concerned that you may have sustained a significant injury. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell down the stairs and now I'm in pain?

What to do if I fell down the stairs and now I'm in pain?

Mild or major pain?: Mild pain - rest, elevate, nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen). Major pain - seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it really that beneficial to use the stairs to go to work?

Is it really that beneficial to use the stairs to go to work?

Walking stairs: Ordinarily yes. This can add an element of frequent exercise that can help improve your health. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell down some porch stairs and landed on my back?

What to do if I fell down some porch stairs and landed on my back?

Were you injured?: If yes, minor or big time? If big time - consider medical assessment. ...Read more

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After falling down the stairs how do you know when you should go in?

?: It depends if u were injured and what & how bad. If u were bumped & bruised with no major pain & all works well, u should b ok. If ssx r bad or ^ then I would c my pcp. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to protect my child from falling down the stairs?

Is there a good way to protect my child from falling down the stairs?

Yes: The first step is installing secure gates at the top and bottom of your stairs around 9 months of age once the baby starts crawling. Use gates that screw in to your woodwork, not the expandable gates that you often see, these are not secure! Teach all family members to close the gates as they go through them. Remember gates only work when you use them properly. ...Read more

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Is using the stairs (about 100 stairs) 5 times a day is risky for the health?

Generally good: Using the stairs is generally considered a good thing to do. However, check with your doctor to make sure there is nothing in your individual health situation that would prevent you from doing this activity. ...Read more

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I just fell down from the stairs now and my back in paining me plz what should I do?

X-rays maybe?: In general, if you sustain a injury that causes you significant pain you need to be seen by a health care provider. There is always a chance you broke a bone and you may need additional treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My partner fell down the stairs and hurt her cocyx 6 months ago and is still in pain. Any advice?

Nerve block: This can cause pain for 6+ months. Do not underestimate how much the area needs to be guarded in order to heal. Pain medicine doesn't seem to help much. Talk to your physician about getting a nerve block to the area by a specialist. If the nerve block works, you might be to get it ablated to shut it down permanently. ...Read more

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Hi, I fell down the stairs last week, I still have pain on my lower right side of my back leading half way up my back. What can I do?

Hi, I fell down the stairs last week, I still have pain on my lower right side of my back leading half way up my back. What can I do?

Hard to say: This could just be a mild soft tissue strain or sprain or a bone contusion (bruise). It also could represent a fracture. Before I would go forth with any significant range of motion or soft tissue program, I would make sure a professional examines you to make sure it's not something more concerning. I would seek more urgent help if the pains severe or you have new numbness or weakness in your legs. ...Read more

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My son has had a couple of episodes in the last couple of months, where in the morning he has fallen, one of them he fell down the stairs?

My son has had a couple of episodes in the last couple of months, where in the morning he has fallen, one of them he fell down the stairs?

If these are: Unexplained falls and increasing in frequency, he needs to be seen by his physician to rule out possible tumors, seizures etc. Since this happened in the morning, he could possibly be hypoglycemic, lightheaded, felt dizzy and fell. You can continue observing for now or get him checked out to prevent further, serious injuries! ...Read more

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I fell on the wooden stairs and my back was the first to hit the stairs and the top of my back got hit really bad what could I do with not goin to dr.

I fell on the wooden stairs and my back was the first to hit the stairs and the top of my back got hit really bad what could I do with not goin to dr.

Watch closely: First thing to do is to check that you are moving everything well and there is not paralysis or numbness. Given that you are using the computer, it seems that you are doing that. Check if there are breaks or lacerations in the skin. If there are you should go to the er to have them checked and get a tetanus shot.If the pain is intolerable, go to the er to check for fractures. Ice can help initially. ...Read more

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I don't lift any weights but a couple of years back I felt on the stairs hitting my back directly since that time a have a little pain which increases?

I don't lift any weights but a couple of years back I felt on the stairs hitting my back directly since that time a have a little pain which increases?

Back Injury: It is difficult to say what is causing your pain now without and exam. You could have injured your muscle or even strained the many ligaments that hold your spine together. You could also have arthritic changes or spinal stenosis from your previous injury that didn't have time to heal now you are just re-injuring the area. Stretching and anti-inflammatories, Ibuprofen and if no relief see your Dr. ...Read more

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I think my friend has post partdum she gets spacey and stairs off into space and other odd things im worried about her and her kids how can I help her?

I think my friend has post partdum she gets spacey and stairs off into space and other odd things im worried about her and her kids how can I help her?

First-: Talk to her, an kindly and gently let her know she seems not to be herself and ask what you can do for her. Then ask if it would be ok for you to come along to her next doctor apt for her or to the pediatrician when the kids go in for a check-up and encourage her to ask the doc about what you've noticed. It's one thing to diagnose her, but if she has ppd, she also needs professional help and yours. ...Read more

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Problem with my back after I fall on stairs?

Problem with my back after I fall on stairs?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some imaging tests. You may take over the counter pain medication, but if you still have symptoms, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Running vs. Stairs which is more benificial?

Running vs. Stairs which is more benificial?

Exercise: This is a question that has no correct answer from a medical point of view. Just moving, keeping your heart rate up for at least 20 to 30 minutes means you are getting good exercise. ...Read more