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My knees hurt when I do lunges. What am I doing wrong?

My knees hurt when I do lunges.  What am I doing wrong?

Maybe nothing: Common - check with your technique on your lunges- wrong technique can hurt your knee. Also, you may already have some chondromalacia under your knee cap and that can be painful with lunges. if it persists, see an ortho knee specialist ...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


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What do I do when I dislocate my knee?

What do I do when I dislocate my knee?

Ortho evaluation: Actual knee dislocation is often the result of significant trauma and is incapacitating. Based on that it sounds as though you are referring to recurrent patellar (kneecap) dislocation. The unstable knee cap will often relocate on its own but sometimes requires relocation by a physician. However recurrent dislocation can be debilitating and thus warrants evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My knees hurt when i run? Why and what can I do?

My knees hurt when i run? Why and what can I do?

Get it checked: First of all it is not normal for knee joint to hurt when running, so need to have it checked to find the cause so that it can be treated meanwhile i will suggest do not run, give your knee a rest till you know the cause of pain. ...Read more

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If my lower back hurts when I run what am I doing wrong?

If my lower back hurts when I run what am I doing wrong?

Shoes: It could be that your shoes are not providing enough padding and shock absorption. If your shoes are old, try replacing them with a newer pair of running shoes.Try running on a dirt path or in the grass instead of hard pavement if possible and see if this helps with your pain. Also, may be wise to do some stretches before running and see if this helps. Lastly, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What to do if i hurt my lower back/spine while doing squats?

What to do if i hurt my lower back/spine while doing squats?

Low Back Pain: Squats can put a great deal of pressure on your discs if you do not maintain proper form. Any loss of lordosis(sway back) can increase the pressure on the forward portion of the disc causing it to bulge back and potentially be injured. Associated muscle spasm and pain can occur. Good news is most people recover with activity and proper exercise. If you return to squats make sure form is perfect. ...Read more

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When i walk a lot my knee hurts, what should I do ?

When i walk a lot my knee hurts, what should I do ?

Have it evaluated: There can be several causes for knee pain in a 17 year ago. Some are just treated with specific exercises. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I am doing crunches?

Doctors can you tell me why does my neck hurt when I am doing crunches?

Flexing Your Neck: Causes discs to bulge out more and pinch nerves and spinal cord in your neck. If this is not improving after trying different positions or proper form for your sit-ups, consider seeing a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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My knees make really bad squeeking sound when i bent them but nothing hurts. What do I do?

My knees make really bad squeeking sound when i bent them but nothing hurts. What do I do?

Crepitus: Crepitus is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation. This can be heard with generalized inflammation, or osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, fractures, etc. If this continues, get you knee checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do my ears hurt when I exercise?

Why do my ears hurt when I exercise?

Depends: Are you using earbuds or earphones when you work out? This is the most common reason; however, it may also be due to an ear canal irritation or infection. I suggest a checkup to be sure. ...Read more

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When I do sit ups my tail bone hurts. Am I doing it wrong or should I use pad?

When I do sit ups my tail bone hurts. Am I doing it wrong or should I use pad?

Use a pad: Situps are very difficult on the tailbone, especially if you are slim and have little padding over that area. Take care of yourself and use a pressure relieving pad! you will feel better, and be more effective in your exercise program with this. ...Read more

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Im 24 and I teach zumba, why do my knees hurt?

Im 24 and I teach zumba, why do my knees hurt?

Many possibilities.: Most likely it is due to overuse, but it could be due to a lot of different reasons. Knee pain can be due to gout, infection, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

What should I do when my heel hurts really badly?

Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and start treatment. www.aofas.org. ...Read more

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Im on driving job when i come back my legs hurt badly what I do for this pain?

Im on driving job when i come back my legs hurt badly what I do for this pain?

Venous Insufficiency: If you have chronic venous insufficiency, your ankles may swell and your calves may feel tight. Your legs may also feel heavy, tired, restless, or achy. You may feel pain while walking or shortly after stopping. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt after I put on contacts? Am I doing something wrong?

Why do my eyes hurt after I put on contacts?  Am I doing something wrong?

Possible misfit.: If your eyes hurt after placing contacts on it could be that they have been misfit for the shape of your cornea. This is especially likely if the eyes hurt immediately after placing them on and they keep hurting. If the eyes are initially comfortable and then hurt later on, it could be that you have dry eyes and your lenses are not permitting enough oxygen to get to the cornea. Tears might help. ...Read more

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Why do my knees crunch bad when i bend them?

Why do my knees crunch bad when i bend them?

Possible: Meniscal tears or ligament or tendon problems, see your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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My lower back hurt when i workout or walk i wanna know why and thanks?

My lower back hurt when i workout or walk i wanna know why and thanks?

Possible disc troubl: It is difficult to tell why, but scoliosis, disc disease, arthritis, spondylosis, strains/sprain can cause back pain. Severe hip pain can cause low back and leg pain as well. Without knowing more detail and without exam, it is difficult to tell exactly what you have. I suggest getting evaluated by doc. Motrin/aleve may help with pain in the meantime. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday and hurt my knee please help? What do I do now?

I fell yesterday and hurt my knee please help? What do I do now?

Fell yesterday: Ice the knee, keep it elevated and monitor your range of motion. A simple sprain should improve in a matter of days. If it is not better, or if swelling becomes a prominent feature, see an orthopedic specialist asap. ...Read more