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Knee Pain Walking Up Stairs
I have been experiencing knee pain every time walking up stairs and it's just in my right leg. I'm still young so why does this happen?
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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
I have knee pain on the outside of my knee and sometimes on the inside. Walking hurts but going up stairs is very painful. No direct injury. Cause?
I get really bad knee pain and it gets really hard to walk up stairs or move things around. I exercise and stretch Im only 19 is there something wrong?
Something wrong: You need to see your primary doctor. If he/she can help you that's fine. If not you will be referred to a joint specialist. Have your doctor refer you. ...Read more
Chronic knee pain exacerbated by exercise, crepitus, pain increases when walking down stairs, a feeling of something catching when walking down hill?
I ran 1.5 miles and now have knee pain and weakness when walking, doing stairs, etc. itmhas been over a week. did I damage them?
Orthopedic consult!: Most knee sprains heal pretty well in 1-2 weeks. If you have "water on the knee" or fluid in the joint space, then this could indicate torn ligaments a/o cartilage. The inside portion of the knee contains an especially fragile complex (terrible triad of o'donahue) in which the medial collateral, the medial meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament tear as one unit. This injury requires arthoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have knee pain and been told it's probably runners knee. It's getting worse running or walking up/down hills/stairs. Buckles a lot. Painful.
Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?
Chondromalacia: Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia. 1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I deal with severe shins splints and knee pain? It hurts even when I walk and go up the stairs. (Cross Country and Track and Field runner)
Rest and ice: at first. Add an otc anti-inflammatory. Consider biomechanical correction ...Read more
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