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My knee hurts with shooting pains and it clicks when I walk up stairs. What can this be?

My knee hurts with shooting pains and it clicks when I walk up stairs. What can this be?

Tracking Disorder: All joints can make noise. If the noise hurts, that may indicate a problem. Most people without a history of trauma and pain with stairs is usually a patellar tracking disorder. The knee cap can rub against the femoral groove when going up/down stairs causing inflammation and pain. This is often resolved with consistent rehab. You should see a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Knee pain. No swelling or redness. Feels like bones crunching together when I walk up or down stairs.

Arthritis: When cartilage is new, it is smooth and glides over each other. When the surfaces become arthritic, they become irregular and grate and crack as they go over each other. When this process involves the under surface of the knee cap, it is often worse going up and down stairs. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral( kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee ( popliteal/ Bakers' cyst ).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination( it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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My knee hurts when i walk upstair around outstside?

Anterior knee pain: Anterior knee pain is quite common. It typically involves irritation of the cartilage from the area surrounding the knee cap. It is made worse with stairs, kneeling, and squatting. Easy things to try initially include a low impact quadriceps strengthening exercise including riding a bike, elliptical machine or swimming. If you have locking of the knee, you should consult a physician. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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Inside my knee hurts when i walk why?

Inside my knee hurts when i walk why?

Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articular cartilage damage). Of these, the most common are arthritis and meniscus tears. See in orthopedic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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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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