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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

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...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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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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