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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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Both my knees "pop" when climbing stairs. There is no pain. What could this be?

Both my knees "pop" when climbing stairs. There is no pain. What could this be?

No pain=no problem: As long as you do not have accompanying pain or limited mobility, popping or cracking of joints should be of no concern. The tissues in joint may have minor rough spots or imperfections that cause sounds. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have pain in my knees while climbing stairs?

I have pain in my knees while climbing stairs?

Many causes: Usually is the articular cartilage in your age. Can work on quad and hamstring strengthening. If no response meds, bracing, weight loss, pt. Need ortho eval. With xrays and maybe further testing to determine source of pain. ...Read more

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I am facing severe pain in my knees while climbing stairs.

I am facing severe pain in my knees while climbing stairs.

Rest a lot: Try MOtrim 600 mg every 12 hour if no improving go to see an Orthopaedic and a aNTI-inflammatory treatment for pain.. MRI of knee will help to find a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 38 year old female. I have knee pain especially in morning and time of climbing stairs or bending downwards. What should I do?

Patella femoral: If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read more

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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?

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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Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Knee pain while first standing and climbing stairs after long flight. 60. Any ideas?

Patellofemoral pain: Pain in the front of the knee when climbing stairs, first standing, or sitting for prolonged periods is generally from problems under the knee cap. This can be patellofemoral pain, chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral arthritis. ...Read more

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My right knee has been bothering me since Sat. Hurts to go up&downstairs. I did alot of walking and climbing stairs this past week. Some advice please?

My right knee has been bothering me since Sat. Hurts to go up&downstairs. I did alot of walking and climbing stairs this past week. Some advice please?

RICE: Hard to be sure without knowing where it hurts and examining you. In general a brief trial of Rest Immobilization Compression and Elevation may help. Don't overdo any of these but you can use cold packs or a bottle of cold water and a gently wrapped 4-6" Ace as a form of first aid treatment. Will probably subside but you can add Alleve or Motrin if you don't have stomach problems. ...Read more

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I have a jabbing pain in my left knee when climbing stairs following heavy exercise. What could this be and can I keep running?

I have a jabbing pain in my left knee when climbing stairs following heavy exercise. What could this be and can I keep running?

Maybe ant. Knee pain: Anterior knee pain (patello-femoral dysfunction) is a commonly seen "overuse" injury that can appear after a person increases his training, changes running surfaces, changes to different shoes, gets a separate leg injury that results in slight gait changes, gets some weakness in the quads, etc... A primary care, sports med, or orthopedic doctor's exam can help. Meanwhile, running less is helpful. ...Read more

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My left knee and hip keep hurting whenever I put all my weight on it. Ex: climbing stairs. I didn't do anything physically demanding recently?

My left knee and hip keep hurting whenever I put all my weight on it. Ex: climbing stairs. I didn't do anything physically demanding recently?

Call your doctor: There are many minor injuries that may have occurred without you realizing it. It's most likely a soft tissue injury but you really need to be examined by your doctor to know whether or not you need x-rays to rule out a bony injury. You can try Naproxen or Motrin for a few days but if not improved, you should call your doctor and be seen for further evaluation. You may benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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I injured my left knee about six years ago. Will stair climbing affect bad knee? Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.

I injured my left knee about six years ago. Will stair climbing affect bad knee? Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.

Maybe: The answer to this question depends on the source of your pain. I would find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get appropriately evaluated and then pursue a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I went for MRI and it shows that my knee caps are fine. But I am feeling pains when doing normal activities such as sitting down and climbing stairs.

I went for MRI and it shows that my knee caps are fine. But I am feeling pains when doing normal activities such as sitting down and climbing stairs.

Knee instability: It could be knee instability (loose collateral ligaments and peri-articular capsule. It could also be a symptom of vitamin D and calcium deficiency. You need to be examined. ...Read more

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Hi I am overweight and my knee's ache while jogging or climbing stairs. Do I need to take any medication or induce some food in my diet?

Hi I am overweight and my knee's ache while jogging or climbing stairs. Do I need to take any medication or induce some food in my diet?

Avoid aggravating: Excess weight can put a strain on the joints and promote pain with even normal every day activities. Specific foods or supplements won't help much. Strengthening the supporting muscles will, and walking and other quadriceps strengthening exercise should help. Avoid, when possible, those activities that cause pain. Most important is weight loss to reduce the strain. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Experiencing pain in both knees. Climbing stairs, sitting, very sharp while squatting. Weather changing and after working out gets worse. Help please.

Anterior knee pain: You have classic symptoms of anterior (front) of the knee pain, AKA, patellofemoral syndrome. Common in young, active females. Not serious and usually not a surgical problem, but can be slow to improve. Recommend initial eval by orthopedic surgeon, trial of physical therapy, bracing, anti-inflammatory, and activity modification. ...Read more

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Knee problem, very painful, getting up from sitting position. Climbing stairs. And now a lump on back of knee. On feet all day as contractor. Any idea?

Baker's cyst?: Should see orthopedist and probably have an MRI of the affected knee. It can give an anatomic reason for the discomfort and verify if that lump is a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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Both knees started paining 6 months back. Pains badly climbing stairs, sitting down, bending. Took xray ortho told the space btw bones is narrow. No med?

Both knees started paining 6 months back. Pains badly climbing stairs, sitting down, bending. Took xray ortho told the space btw bones is narrow. No med?

"Narrowness": Of the knee joints usually indicate osteoarthritis cartilage LOSS. There is treatment, steroid injections, Visco supplementation by injection and finally total or partial knee replacement.
You need to discuss these options with your Orthopedist!
Hope this is helpful\
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am having a bruised feeling on my knee cap. It hurts when pressing on it or climbing stairs. It hurts even more when the knee is bent with pressure?

I am having a bruised feeling on my knee cap. It hurts when pressing on it or climbing stairs. It hurts even more when the knee is bent with pressure?

Possibilities: Prepatellar bursitis is inflamation of the fluid filled sac located in front of your knee cap; it can cause swelling and tenderness to touch. Also patellofemoral syndrome can cause pain particularly with squats, stairs and hills. In this case the knee cap is rubbing on the underlying bone which can happen with repetitive exercise which is why it can be called "runner's knee" stretching can help. ...Read more

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I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

See details: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. Knee inflammation is relatively common in uc but it usually is present only when the colitis is uncontrolled. Have the knee examined before deciding which exercises work best and to see if more specific treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Thought I pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, I hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent

Thought I pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, I hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent

It: It definitely sounds like you need an mri. This will show any tendon or ligament damage. See your doctor. He/she will exam you, order an x-ray first then decide on an mri. If possible see an orthopedist. If not your doctor will refer you after doing preliminary tests.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Elbow joints sore when lifting and knees sore when climbing stairs sometimes finger jpints also?

Elbow joints sore when lifting and knees sore when climbing stairs sometimes finger jpints also?

Arthritis: Is it worse in the morning or at the end of the day. How long has it been going on? Does simple analgesia help? Worth discussing with your doctor and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many possibilities: Needs evaluation by rheumatologist to assess how much instability and perhaps by a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low vitamin d dose it cause aching legs and sore knees when bending or climbing stairs?

What are the symptoms of low vitamin d dose it cause aching legs and sore knees when bending or climbing stairs?

Possibly: Vitamin D deficiency could cause aching legs and sore knees.
A more common cause of knee pain in a young healthy woman is when the kneecap doesn't track straight in the groove. Pain worse with stairs is classic. Usually pain in the front of the knee. "patello-femoral pain syndrome". PT will help. Exercise to strengthen the medial quadriceps. Good luck! :-) ...Read more