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Knee Pain Going Down Stairs
I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?
OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can occur earlier with excessive use. Another option is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or inflammation where the kneecap tracks on the femur (upper leg bone). In most people, these can both be helped with antinflammatory meds and quad strengthening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24y/o F with left knee pain. When I go down stairs/hills, keep it bent for 3 mins or so and at night I get random shooting pains that move up my thigh?
Knee Cap: Knee pain is very common. The symptoms you describe on the surface sound like patellofemoral syndrome. This can have many causes. Some if which include improper muscle activation, misalignment of the knee cap, or poor biomechanics. The sharp pain in the thigh is not part of this process. I would recommend evaluation by a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more
What might be causing my knee pain and what should I do about it? I have pain along the outside of my l knee that only hurts when i go up and down stairs or move from a sitting to standing position. There is no redness or swelling. I have not done anyt
Patello-femoral: You are describing some of the symptoms commonly associated with patella-femoral pain. The most common cause is chondromalacia patella (softening of the cartilage under the knee cap / precursor to arthritis. Other cases include supra pr infrapatella tendonitis or partial tears. See an orthopedist and get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe knee pain when i get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible.My knees shake it hurts so bad.
Unusual: Late teenage female with severe bilateral knee pain with range of motion has an unusual problem. Absent a history of bilateral knee injury, these symptoms suggest an autoimmune arthritic problem or an inherited problem of joint hypermobility syndrome. A rheumatologist would be the type of medical specialist to consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have knee pain above knee, hurts esp walking up/down stairs or standing up. Feels like it needs to pop but won't. Pain is constant. No known injury.
I woke up with knee pain on the inside of my knee. it feels very tight when I bend it. Going up and down stairs is miserable.
Joint or bursitis: Your physician will need to evaluate you to see if you have internal knee problems in the inside medial knee such as cartilage or joint pain or if it comes from bursitis on the outside of your medial knee - often anserine bursitis. Each of these conditions could mimic the pain you describe. ...Read more
My 7yr old son often hobbles down the stairs from2nd floorin the morning after getting out of bed. Last two days he complains of knee pain. Concerns?
Need exam: There could be many causes. I would have him seen today. ...Read more