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Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

You knees - gelling: We call this gelling when you sit a while and your joints get stiff like gello after setting. This can be related to knee joint arthritis, or knee bursitis or tendonitis. We do have lift chairs to help people awith knee and hip pain get out of a chair and adding height can help. Getting off the toilet can be a problem and there are raised toilet seats but you need an evaluation, x-rays. ...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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Sharp Knee pain when sitting for long periods of time like in a car around kneecap and sometimes in the back feels really tight same if I go run onit?

Sharp Knee pain when sitting for long periods of time like in a car around kneecap and sometimes in the back feels really tight same if I go run onit?

Anterior knee pain. : I think you may have weak quad muscle putting increased load on knee cap resulting in pain. Other option is knee cap injury with cartilage damage and pain. You are very young for arthritis. If symptoms persists you may need to see orthopedist for more formal exam. ...Read more

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Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?

Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?

Knee, hip, back: If the thigh problem is immediately above the knee this could be a knee problem (cartilage, bakers cyst, joint problem). Knee pain rarely radiates up the leg. Anything higher up is unlikely to be knee. This could also be referred pain from the hip or back. A good physical examination by someone experienced with these problems should give you the answer. ...Read more

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I have a displaced meniscus and a lot of knee pain worse when sitting?

I have a displaced meniscus and a lot of knee pain worse when sitting?

Meniscus: See your orthopedic surgeon for partial meniscectomy/repair if you have mechanical symptoms of locking or painful clicking. ...Read more

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Knees back pain when sitting on toilet seat

Knees back pain when sitting on toilet seat

Arthritis: You probably have arthritis in the lower back or knees. You may also have a pinched nerve in the back. ...Read more

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Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Conservative care : Could be an injury to the soft tissue structures within the knee, possibly the meniscus. I would treat with conservative care: rest, ice, and perhaps Aleve (naproxen) or similar product. Hopefully it will resolve in short order. ...Read more

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What exercise modification of a free-weight squat would you prescribe for an individual who experiences knee pain when standing from or sitting in a ?

PFPS: You may have what we call patellafemoral pain syndrome. If you get checked out by ortho/sports med you may need pt. If you have pain with stairs, standing up from a seated position, squatting, kneeling all around the knee cap this seems what it could be. Have it looked at, you want to get pt. Exercises are terminal knee extensions, one legged squats (no wts), and isometrics. Email me for details. ...Read more