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I am male 47 I don't have any medical complaints except little knee pain when climbing on the steps. But now I like to learn swimming shall I join?

I am male 47 I don't have any medical complaints except little knee pain when climbing on the steps. But now I like to learn swimming shall I join?

Checkup: You should be able to join swimming, but given your age and without knowing your past medical history, might be a good idea to get that annual checkup first to make sure your health is ok. Knee pain while climbing stairs usually indicates patellofemoral syndrome. It can be treated with gentle quad strengthening exercises, such as a leg press in a gym or squats at home with light weights. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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I am experiencing knee pain when I climb stairs?

I am experiencing knee pain when I climb stairs?

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

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What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

See details: I am not sure I would classify 43 as middle-aged. However, there are many causes of knee pain. I would suggest having the knees evaluated to determine the cause and the best therapy. ...Read more

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I am 38 year old female. I have knee pain especially in morning and time of climbing stairs or bending downwards. What should I do?

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 more

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Knee pain started after the gym. For days now, I've been doing gymnastics again without pain but only hurts when I climb/descend stairs. What do I have? What do I have to do?

Knee pain started after the gym. For days now, I've been doing gymnastics again without pain but only hurts when I climb/descend stairs. What do I have? What do I have to do?

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 more

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Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Patellofemoral pain: Pain in the front of the knee when climbing stairs, first standing, or sitting for prolonged periods is generally from problems under the knee cap. This can be patellofemoral pain, chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral arthritis. ...Read more

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Sir I have knee pain in my both knee but I don't rember any injury I am expering pain when climb stairs and cant able to sit on my knee?

Sir I have knee pain in my both knee but I don't rember any injury I am expering pain when climb stairs and cant able to sit on my knee?

Can be arthritis: This can be arthriis but also could be soft tissue rheumatism such as bursitis or tendonitis. You need to ask your physician check you and see if you need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I m 34 yrs old l developed knee pain climbing the stair. I m a faster boler in my cricket team. I played 2 hrs daily. What precaution I should take?

I m 34 yrs old l developed knee pain climbing the stair. I m a faster boler in my cricket team. I played 2 hrs daily. What precaution I should take?

Knee pain: Knee pain which gets worse on stairs is most likely due to injury to under surface of your knee cap. Pt along with Ibuprofen and glucosamine / chondroitin sulfate. If pain persist, I will recommend MRI scan. ...Read more

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No knee pain while playing but only while squating and climbing down stairs. Will quad strengthing help.

No knee pain while playing but only while squating and climbing down stairs. Will quad strengthing help.

It can: Sounds like you have a problem under your knee cap (patella). Most stress in this area during squats and going down stairs (chondromalacia pattelli). The corner stone of pt for it is quad exercises : straight leg raising, "quad sets" (tensing muscle while knee straight/isometrically)and pain free arc exercises. Many online resources for exercises
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xwc4flssv6e. ...Read more

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I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

See details: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. Knee inflammation is relatively common in uc but it usually is present only when the colitis is uncontrolled. Have the knee examined before deciding which exercises work best and to see if more specific treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?

Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?

Many possibilities: Needs evaluation by rheumatologist to assess how much instability and perhaps by a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, difficulty walking, knee swelling, unable to bear weight, difficulty climbing stairs, severe pain in extremity and popping or snapping sound from joint.

I am experiencing knee pain, difficulty walking, knee swelling, unable to bear weight, difficulty climbing stairs, severe pain in extremity and popping or snapping sound from joint.

Get mri and xray: Sounds like meniscus tear, see orthopedic, get xray and mri, if overweight lose wt, if not bad, take over the counter pain meds tylenol/aleve. Wear elastic knee sleeve, m can do physical therapy if knee gives way or locks up likely tear ...Read more

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Fell of ladder 3 weeks ago and twisted knee, pain when straighten and walking, but no limping, swelling gone down, can it be sprained, can bear full w?

Activity is on You: Feel free to use your knee if you can and as you can. If pain continues or lose full range of motion, consider meniscus injury and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain behind my knee & in front. I've been climbing up & down a ladder & kneeling a lot. What is it and how should I treat it?

I am experiencing pain behind my knee & in front. I've been climbing up & down a ladder & kneeling a lot. What is it and how should I treat it?

Overuse tendinitis: Seems like a logical possibility; however you must be examined and x-rayed. If not allergic I suggest Aleve- 1 tab every 6-8 hrs until you are seen. Local ice for the first 24-48 hrs. RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Get examined asap. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the top of knee cap when kneeling, climbing ladder, sudden turns. Any ideas?

Painful kneecap: Several conditions about the anterior knee can cause this type of pain, such as chondromalacia of the patella, quad tendinitis, plica syndrome, chronic subluxation of the patella, etc. You would need to see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ligament of right leg was torn so I did the surgery past 6 months but now while climbing the ladder my knee hurt why it hurt?

What do you suggest if my ligament of right leg was torn so I did the surgery past 6 months but now while climbing the ladder my knee hurt why it hurt?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. You may want to consider Regenexx Stem Cell therapy as an option instead of surgery. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis from last 2 yrs. Recently, I have started facing knee pain while walking and climbing stairs. Is it psoriasis arthritis?

I have psoriasis from last 2 yrs. Recently, I have started facing knee pain while walking and climbing stairs. Is it psoriasis arthritis?

Not necessary: Up to 30% of patients with Psoriasis can have Psoriatic arthritis but knee pain is very frequent as well from other causes. It sounds your pain maybe more mechanical since it hurts with activity instead most of the inflammatory arthritis like psoriatic arthritis are painful in the morning with stiffness and improved with activities. Maybe you are overweight and that's more fr, see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain?

What can cause knee pain?

Lots: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee pain?

How can I reduce knee pain?

Lower impact: Strategies to minimize knee pain include weight loss (maintenance), activity modifications and a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities. ...Read more

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Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more

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What will help my knee pain?

What will help my knee pain?

Depends on Cause: This question is too broad to answer properly; would need more specifics. Location, duration, type of knee pain, aggravating factors, etc. Are vital to understanding the cause, as is physical exam. A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers. Could be neural/structural/infection, etc. Generic treatments incl. Heat/ice, surgery, manipulation, prolotherapy, meds. ...Read more

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What can I do for knee pain?

Depends on problem: There are many treatments but to provide the correct options more information is necessary. Can you elaborate on your problem? ...Read more