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Knee Problems When Walking Uphill
Chronic knee pain exacerbated by exercise, crepitus, pain increases when walking down stairs, a feeling of something catching when walking down hill?
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
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?
Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?
Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thigh weakness: straightening leg from a bent and weight-bearing position (climbing stairs, squats, etc) = leg reflexively feels like buckling. Ideas?
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Knee pain can be a torn cartilage or arthritis. If it hurts getting up from a chair or going dwon the stairs, you may have patella chondromalacia, an irregularity in the surface of the back of the kneecap. For every pound someone is overweight its an extra 4 lbs. On the knee, so this can make a small problem hurt worse. To know what is going on you probably need an x-ray and possibly an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. Pain that is most noticeable with climbing stairs (down or up) is usually related to chondromalacia patella. Physical therapy to help strengthen your quadricep muscles can be very helpful for this condition. ...Read more
A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more
Ache in right lateral knee while walking through stairs or while walking after sitting,what will be the diagnosis?
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.
LOOSE BODIES: Loose bodies may have formed post surgery. Also possible the plastic surface has creacked. ...Read more
Torn miniscus, bursa: The more common causes of your symptoms are petallar bursitis (the patellar bursa becomes swollen, irritated and painful), and a meniscal tear (tearing of the cartilage disc between the femur and the tib/fib complex. If it persists for more than a few days, you need to see an orthopedist for an eval and knee MRI. In the meantime, an adjustable brace would not hurt, and would give support. ...Read more
Need exam: You may have some iliotibial band tenderness and inflammation. You may also have some lateral patella issues it s difficult to tell without an exam most of these can be treated with ice, nsaids and rest. Sometimes physical therapy with modalities and stretching can be helpful. ...Read more
Pain/pressure in knee and ankle when i walk or stand. Slight cramoing and pain in foot also whike resting, standing or walking. 28/f. Healthy.?
I would : Entertain the possibility of a mechanical cause such as a flatfoot or hyper pronated foot. Arthritic possibilities must also be considered. Finally, pain in one joint, could be the problem which ultimately causes pressure on the next...So a physical exam in person by a doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more
I have had an injury on my knee from doing step ups with a heavy weight. I don't run and walking s a problem still after so long. Why?
Impossible to: Tell without adequate examination. But meniscus or ligament injury is possible. It will probably not improve with time. So get to an orthopedic surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more
My knees swell and now my ankles on both sides are swelling and I can't walk too well. What could be the problem?
I'm having knee problems in which my knee swells and gives out a lot when i'm walking on. Is there any help for me?
I'm having knee problems. My knees pops out of place from time to time . Now it hurts to walk. What can I do for this?
Can walking for 2 hours a day cause problem in the cartilage of my knees.Please explain to me .Also I am taking glucosamine 1000mg daily.?
My knee has been giving me problems for a while now.I have pain when walk up&down steps and I have discomfort when walking on a flat surface.
I have a problem when cycling up hill, my knees feel like they are burning, have to get off and walk, cycling on the flat is no problem?
Varies: There are many potential causes. In general, bicycling uphill is going to require more forced to be applied to propel you forward than riding on level ground. So one condition, for example, would be if you were developing chondromalacia of the patella and when you are putting more force on it while going uphill it is becoming symptomatic. Consider being seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever I walk up stairs orwork out my left knee clicks and feels like its grinding. Is this a major problem?
Patellofemoral Syndr: Pf syndrome is the most common cause of non-traumatic knee pain (and clicking) and is especially common in young females. It is caused by an imbalance between the knee hinge and the muscles of the thigh, the quadriceps, and often develops after a recent period of increased physical activity like sports. Fortunately, it's easily and effectively treatable with physical therapy so go get some! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm an otherwise healthy young male, but my knee painlessly pops when walking up stairs. Should i get it looked at to avoid long term problems?
Not surgical: There are several causes.You should be evaluated sooner than later. ...Read more
So i had played 6 games of volleyball in a tourney, so now i can't straighten out my knee when i walk, but i can laying down. Whats the problem?
What can I do to help a cartilage problem with my knee had physio but still in pain dose walking and standing a lot make it worse ? What else is ther
Depends on problem: There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoarthritis. There can be partial or full thickness defects.. The best trestment depends on the type of cartilage injury. A precise diagnosis by your by your sports med doc with the help of xray, MRI or arthroscopy can determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't walk because my knee hurts so bad of two days ofeasy softball practice have had knee problems in past have had cortisone and scope. Shot again?
My knee hurts walking up and down stairs or when I'm doing anything really.It doesn’t give me problems when it's stretched out. What's wrong with it?
Arthritis?: Can 't be sure. Since you are pregnancy it may be a mechanical problem. It could be muscle about the knee or bursitis or tendonitis. I am not certain which knee you are discussion, whether it locks, is it swollen, what is the results of you laboratory tests. Since you are pregnant would hold off X-rays. Ultrasound of the knee or MRI if indicated or even an ultrasound of the knee - bot ...Read more
I'm having knee problems It hurts to walk. didn't do anything to it I'm not sure what's wrong. It's on the outside of both knees but left is the worst?
See an orthopedist: Why wait and chance things getting worse.? ...Read more
Would you suggest to use Total Crunch® if I have some knee pain when I walk (especially when going uphill)?
NotWhatCap'nOrdered: Anything that doesn't over-stress the knees (e.g. hyper-flex under stress) should be fine. To quote an eloquent forum commenter: "That machine is absolute trash. You'll never get enough resistance from it to get any training done... Exercise machines sold on television tend to be bullshit. If you are interested in general fitness try [something else]. IMHO, better to find a trainer to help you . ...Read more
Feeling shaky knees from past 1 month the problem is increasing gradually started from difficulty in climbing stairs now cant walk properly..age=24/F?
See your doctor ASAP: Whenever someone is 24 and gradually loses the ability to walk normally, it needs evaluation. You should see your doctor or a neurologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
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