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Is Rock Climbing Bad For The Knees
Maybe: Stair climbing place significant impact on the knee cap. So, if you have knee pain related to either inflammation or arthritis of the knee cap (front of knee), then stairs may not be he best things to do. Along that line, things like kneeling or squatting are not great for knees as well. Read more
I injured my left knee about six years ago. Will stair climbing affect bad knee? Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.
Maybe: The answer to this question depends on the source of your pain. I would find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get appropriately evaluated and then pursue a treatment plan. Read more
Question: seems like clot in leg at times below knee in back. Usually when I wake. Bad pain. Hot then ripped feeling. Now winded climbing stairs.
Pain: You should have your doc check you out for this problem. There are possible serious problems if you really do have leg clots. Read more
Is my knee infected? I fell on the street yesterday, and badly scraped my knee. It is painful, need to take painkillers almost 3-4 times a day, hurts when I walk, climb stairs. This pic is one day after I fell. I have been cleaning it, applying antibiotic
Based: Based on the photo and your description, the knee is not infected. You should continue to gently cleanse the knee with soap and water on a daily basis. You should continue to apply neoporin or other antibiotic cream and a clean sterile bandage such as a bandaide. Your knee is healing fine. If the area around the knee becomes angry red, hot to the touch and more painful, you should see your doctor as it may be becoming infected. You should also see your doctor if you develop a temperature over 100.4 f (38 c) or if you develop shaking chills. Read more
Cartilage - meniscus: Crouching and climbing increase the load across the patellofemoral joint under the knee cap and cartilage damage in the area of the patella and trochlear groove would cause pain when crouching or climbing stairs. A meniscal tear would also likely be more symptomatic with crouching or climbing stairs. Orthopaedic evaluation is indicated. Read more
Unilateral knee pain: If one knee is affected, often osteoarthritis is the problem. Meniscal injuries and tendinitis can co-exist (which can present with "giving way" of the joint - or instability). Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome has pain in front of the knee cap, with squats and when walking up stairs. PT to strengthen the quadricep muscle is required +/- knee brace. Short-term use NSAIDs (like Aleve) with meals. Read more
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. Pain that is most noticeable with climbing stairs (down or up) is usually related to chondromalacia patella. Physical therapy to help strengthen your quadricep muscles can be very helpful for this condition. Read more
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever I climb stairs, I can hear a noise coming from my knees. There's no pain but it's disconcerting. Should I be worried?
Knees: Noise can sometimes emanate from movement of joints and usually represent joint fluid moving around. If there is no pain or swelling, then it likely does not indicate anything serious. But to be certain, it would be worthwhile to obtain an x-ray of the knees. Read more
Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?
Patellar Tracking: Your description sounds like patellar tracking disorder. The kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. Weak thigh muscles, being overweight, poor alignment of the knee joints, any injury to the knee, all can contribute. Treatment has two goals: reduce pain and strengthen muscles around the knee. Hv dedicated PT. Read more
I'm 28 years old, but my knees have started making these crackling sounds. What is it? There isn't any real pain involved, but they make this horrible noise when I work out and when I climb flights of stairs.
Cartilage wear: Cartilage, which covers the bones, is smooth. This smooth surface along with joint fluid, help to maintain painless joint motion as a result of normal wear, cartilage develops surface irregularities which create a grinding sound when making contact. In the absence of pain continue to strengthen the muscles around your knee and moderate the amount of stair climbing and plyometrics. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoarthritis knee: Is most common but many possibilities. If osteoarthritis, staying active & a quality glucosamine+chondroitin supplement to help rebuild cartilage sourced from U.S., e.g. Nutrasense (most=sourced from China) has best track record of easing pain over several months, though zero quick relief. Typical only pain meds +/- steroid treatments used yet=no benefit for joint health & can add new problems. Read more
Strain, sprain: Ice and elevate it. If not improving see your doctor. Read more
Sir I have fallen from vehical. Near knee it was stiff. Since 6 werks physiothetaphy able to walk, but could not climb the staircase. How long it t?
Varies: It varies in part based upon your level of confitioning and whether you are able to avoid obvious injury such as a fall. Over use injuries can include tendon injuries to the patellar tendon and hamstrings. Ligaments that can be injured in a fall can include the mcl, lcl, ACL, and PCL. Read more
What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.
- Talk to a doctor online
- Drop knee techniques for rock climbing
- Rock climbing
- Are stair climbing machines bad for knee joints?
- Harness types rock climbing
- Belay rock climbing
- Choose rock climbing harness
- Rock climbing with weak arms
- Rock climbing a calcaneus fracture
- Is climbing stairs bad for knees?