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What causes knee pain above knee walking up and down stairs?

What causes knee pain above knee walking up and down stairs?

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 more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Walking (Definition)

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


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CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

See Dr. ASAP: You may be giving yourself a "stress test" so get into the Dr asap to assess your cardiac status/function and assure your heart is stable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?

Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?

Meniscus tear?: Your symptoms of pain w/ squatting , twisting and turning associated w/ swelling may indicate a meniscus( cartilage) tear.The meniscus can tear as we get older w/minimal trauma as the water content diminishes and it becomes more 'brittle' and less 'elastic '. See your board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Bursitis: In your age group the likely source is prepatellar bursitis from trauma or kneeling. Rest, ice, elevation and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications will take care of this with one caveat...You could have a staph infection in this bursa and need antibiotics. Thereofore, you need a quick doctor appointment to look at the knee. ...Read more

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Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...Read more

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Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more

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Knee pain after twisting/ hot, cold, sit, walk, what?

Knee pain after twisting/ hot, cold, sit, walk, what?

Ice first: After injury ice 36 hours then heat. Is it swollen? Your could have torn cartilage or ligaments. Your evaluation will tell. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in my left knee for 7 months cant sit climb stairs walk on uneven ground bending my knee is horrible pain. Knee stays swollen. ?

Excruciating pain in my left knee for 7 months cant sit climb stairs walk on uneven ground bending my knee is horrible pain. Knee stays swollen. ?

See a different MD: Have you ever had a MVA in the past like 1-10 years ago ? Is this on the R or the L, or both, knees. All around, lateral, medial, anterior, posterior, any other joints are involved ?, shoulders, lower back,etc. Have you seen a Dr.?, Have you had X rays ? are you on medications?, Do you have a diagnosis. If yes, I would suggest to see a rheumatologist, he will manage both knees. If not see one. ...Read more

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Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?

Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?

Problems linked?: Heaviness of the leg and hip weakness may be due to a back problem (L 3-4). This would not cause pain in the ankle (local process if there truly is some swelling) I would have the muscle CPK checked (on statin drug) the weakness in the legs is typically symmetrical if due to statin drugs but can be noticed on one side initially. If these problems persist you will need to be examined. ...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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Severe deep pain in hip, thigh & knee, worse when lying down?

Get seen.: Severe pain deserves a full evaluation in person by your physician. I assume you want the answer.... Not just a guess. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. This could be nerve pain, vascular pain, muscle pain. But in any event severe pain could indicated something very serious so get seen. ...Read more

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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