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I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurt when I bend it, sit down, get up, stairs, and play volleyball. What could it be?

I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurt when I bend it, sit down, get up, stairs, and play volleyball. What could it be?

Knee pain: Few possibilities are : baker's cyst, tendinitis, ligament injury, referred pain from hip. Discuss it with your physician and get examined. Good luck! ...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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My knee hurts anytime I stand up or sit down. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

My knee hurts anytime I stand up or sit down. What should I do? Should I be concerned?

Injury? History?: You might try an OTC elastic knee brace, if that relieves it, good. But if not or if it happens again, an exam and follow through on treatment plans are a good idea. Movement is so important as we get older, you want to optimize your body now! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Throbbing knee pain that hurts to sit/lay down? Help

Throbbing knee pain that hurts to sit/lay down? Help

Knee pain: Consider inflammation, injury to cartilage, meniscus, patella, overuse, etc. Also consider referred from spine (disc herniation, etc.). ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I sit on my heels and bend it fully. What could be wrong?

My knee hurts when I sit on my heels and bend it fully. What could be wrong?

Quadriceps-Patella: When you sit on your heels there is a strain on the knee. In this position, the quadriceps tendon is fully extended. When this muscle contracts, it fully extends the leg. If this muscle and tendon are tight, this could cause such pain. If this persists, have it looked at. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I sit for an hour or so, and when I bent it (as when I excersice and do squats) I hear it pops I'm 18, with normal diet?

My knee hurts when I sit for an hour or so, and when I bent it (as when I excersice and do squats) I hear it pops I'm 18, with normal diet?

Patellar issue: Hello! This sounds like a patellar issue and may be either patellar tracking syndrome (pts) or late osgood schlatter (o.S.) depending on where the pain is. If over tibial tubercles, o.S., and you will need rest from heavy exerciser for about six weeks. If pain higher, above or behind knee cap, just tracking issue and you'll need to start strengthening medial quads. Most likely pts at your age. ...Read more

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My knee hurts if I go down a 1.5 step- no higher. What exercise can help?

My knee hurts if I go down a 1.5 step- no higher. What exercise can help?

Determine the cause: Before you start exercising the knee, determine the cause of the pain. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. Now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour. ...Read more

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My knee hurts from sitting down and working long hours. What should I do?

My knee hurts from sitting down and working long hours. What should I do?

Move frequently: Sitting makes your joints stiff. So every half hour get up and stretch and take a quick walk around your office or desk. Bend your knees under your desk frequently. ...Read more

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How come my knee hurts worse when I sit or stand in one place? When I stand the knee has to be bent so I put all the weight on one leg

How come my knee hurts worse when I sit or stand in one place? When I stand the knee has to be bent so I put all the weight on one leg

Common complaint: This is a common complaint of people with early degenerative joint disease and/or internal derangements such as meniscal tears or chondromalacia
keeping it moving gently seems to help. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when im laying down but that's it only when im laying down straight not bending them im fine when im standing up, etc im 17y/o?

My knee hurts when im laying down but that's it only when im laying down straight not bending them im fine when im standing up, etc im 17y/o?

May be mechanical: You will need clarification. Usually with arthritis the knee can hurt when you are walking but there are certain types that are better when you walk. Also depending on position the knee your cartilage can slip in and out and that can explain this. Your physician can evaluate you and decide if you need to see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been having severe knee pain in one knee for the past couple days. Now the pain is also going above my knee & calf. Laying down hurts worse.

I have been having severe knee pain in one knee for the past couple days. Now the pain is also going above my knee & calf. Laying down hurts worse.

Knee pains: Need thorough clinical exam followed by appropriate investigations for cause and treatment by your physician, internist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

Get it checked: Severe knee pain with motion in a 39 yo is often a sign of a structural problem within the knee. Often a torn and displaced meniscus fragment will cause pain with simple range of motion. An orthopedist will likely order XRs and an MRI to definitively diagnose the problem. Seek treatment soon as a displaced (bucketed) meniscus should be treated urgently. ...Read more

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Practicing my left split, I went down & think I locked my leg to quickly and there was a little pop at my knee, hurts to stretch, barely hurts to lock?

Practicing my left split, I went down & think I locked my leg to quickly and there was a little pop at my knee, hurts to stretch, barely hurts to lock?

Hamstring: You may have strained/torn part of one of your hamstring muscles. Stains take about 2-6 weeks to heal. See orhtpedic doc if symptoms persist or wprsen. ...Read more

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My knee locked while being trap in reeling as I was coming down the stairs so nw my knee hurts n I feel pain while bending it.

My knee locked while being trap in reeling as I was coming down the stairs so nw my knee hurts n I feel pain while bending it.

Couldbe many things: When you say your knee is locked this something happens to make the knee lock, knee cap problem or cartilage problems are the most common so I would check it out. ...Read more

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Knee pain hurts to walk bend or to do anything started today hurts laying down what can I do?

Knee pain hurts to walk bend or to do anything started today hurts laying down what can I do?

Knee pain: Pain the knee can be due to tendonitis, plica, cartilage wear, synovitis, weakness, vitamin deficiency. Just too many possibilities without a proper diagnosis. If your knee hurts, start with a basic exercise program for your hips and knees and if your pain persists, or if you feel like the knee is giving out then I would see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain when I get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible. My knees shake it hurts so bad.

Severe knee pain when I get up&down from any seat, up&down stairs, &trying to get off the floor is nearly impossible. My knees shake it hurts so bad.

Unusual: Late teenage female with severe bilateral knee pain with range of motion has an unusual problem. Absent a history of bilateral knee injury, these symptoms suggest an autoimmune arthritic problem or an inherited problem of joint hypermobility syndrome. A rheumatologist would be the type of medical specialist to consult. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have knee pain above knee, hurts esp walking up/down stairs or standing up. Feels like it needs to pop but won't. Pain is constant. No known injury.

I have knee pain above knee, hurts esp walking up/down stairs or standing up. Feels like it needs to pop but won't. Pain is constant. No known injury.

Patella pain: Typically pain in that region originates from poor function of the kneecaps. If this in fact is true, a series of treatments may be helpful to eliminating the symptoms... injections, therapy, braces and even surgery can play a role in treatment of this condition ...Read more

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Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

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

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Knee hurts, tightens when I walk or bend down, I fell on it last night and I don't know what it could be or if I need to go to the emergency room.

No ER C ortho: If u just aggravated ur old proble I would rec ortho xame 2 DX the underlying problem. If the is a new & different problem rice & c an ortho soon. ...Read more

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My rt knee hurts. I hurt it 30 yrs ago, & 3days ago I slipped on some water & now it hurts to walk, sit, or anything. Nothing out, it hurts badly! ?

My rt knee hurts. I hurt it 30 yrs ago, & 3days ago I slipped on some water & now it hurts to walk, sit, or anything. Nothing out, it hurts badly! ?

Address the injury: To be on safe side, have your doctor evaluate, as knee injuries can become persistent and even progressive. You may need orthopedist to look at it, but perhaps a course of physical therapy can stabilize in a short time. ...Read more

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I have inner knee pain that hurts all the way down my shin bone what could this be?

I have inner knee pain that hurts all the way down my shin bone what could this be?

Thigh muscle: If you knee is normal, the pain can come from injured muscle and fascia in your thigh/leg. The injured areas will be tender, and there will be at least one ropey cord of muscle with knots in it. This pain is called myofascial pain. Seek a massage therapist, physical therapist who can do dry needling, or an accupuncturiest.
www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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I have a crackling/ snapping in my knee when going up/down stairs. Xray shows nothing but my knee hurts? May I have torn ligament?

I have a crackling/ snapping in my knee when going up/down stairs. Xray shows nothing but my knee hurts? May I have torn ligament?

Probably not a lig: The snapping you hear is usually your knee cap snapping on your femur. That comes from a muscle imbalance in your quad muscle. Ysually the outer quad is stronger than the inner one and therefore pulls the knee cap to the outside of the groove it normally sits in your femur. Work on inner quad or vmo strength to correct the problem. ...Read more

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I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurts. It hurts to bend it and go up and down stairs. What could it be?

I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurts. It hurts to bend it and go up and down stairs. What could it be?

Many possibilities: In the absence of a trauma/injury, then abnormal tracking of the kneecap, called patellofemoral syndrome would be the most common cause of your pain. Cartilage problems (meniscus tear or osteochondral injury) would be other considerations. Finally, tendonitis of various tendons is another thought. If I can help, then consider an inbox consult- www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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My knee hurts whenever I sit or bend it for too long and it hurts when it's cold an when it rains. Also whenever I run or go up the stairs.

My knee hurts whenever I sit or bend it for too long and it hurts when it's cold an when it rains. Also whenever I run or go up the stairs.

Inflammation: Knee pain is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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I've started a new running program and my knee hurts behind the kneecap when running and when going down stairs. What is the cause and what can help?

I've started a new running program and my knee hurts behind the kneecap when running and when going down stairs. What is the cause and what can help?

Patellofemoral pain: You most likely have patellofemoral syndrome, sometimes associated with cartilage damage behind the kneecap termed chondromalacia. We treat this syndrome with strengthening of the medial quad called the vmo as well as the hamstrings and the hip abductors. Stretching the it band is also important. Getting customized running shoes from a quality running store is key as well. ...Read more