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My left knee hurts when I walk or sit for long periods of time. What is it?

My left knee hurts when I walk or sit for long periods of time.  What is it?

Knee pain on sitting: The causes of persistent knee pain vary with age. The most common cause of knee pain worse with sitting is arthritis usually due to trauma or a fall. Most commonly for middle-aged and older adults, it represents degenerative arthritis. An anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen will relieve the ache. Other causes include torn meniscus, ligament sprain, and bruising of the patella (knee cap). ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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My left knee hurts when i walk. There is no bruise lumps, bumps. ?

My left knee hurts when i walk. There is no bruise lumps, bumps. ?

Most likely : Early arthritis, when move more friction happen in the knee which could cause some pain, try advil (ibuprofen) 2 of them and before you walk if that help, most likely that it. ...Read more

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I went knee "left" first into a pole and now both sides of my knee hurts and the back of it also hurts and it does hurt to walk or bend "left knee"

I went knee "left" first into a pole and now  both sides of my knee hurts and the back of it also hurts and it does hurt to walk or bend "left knee"

Probably contusion: A direct blow to the knee most commonly causes a contusion, a bruise to the soft tissues and the bone. It can also cause bursitis, an inflammation of the tissue in front of the knee. If there is significant swelling or instability, it may be worth seeing a doctor to have it examined to be sure there is no internal injury. ...Read more

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Left knee, inside joint bone is very sore and painful, in bed laying on my side, it pains when it touches my right knee, hurts to walk, daily?

Left knee, inside joint bone is very sore and painful, in bed laying on my side, it pains when it touches my right knee, hurts to walk, daily?

Get evaluated: Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, inflammation, and neoplasm. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. Common conditions could be arthritis, meniscal pathology, and soft tissue injuries. ...Read more

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My left knee hurts when i drive in long traffic jams, when I do walking lunges or when i ride a bicycle. My doctor thinks it wear. What it can be?

My left knee hurts when i drive in long traffic jams,  when I do walking lunges or  when i ride a bicycle.  My doctor thinks it wear. What it can be?

Several causes: It could be arthritic wear but age 37 is on the young side for this. Other possibilities include tendinitis, bursitis or tears. If you have availability of an orthopedist, see him or her. If the knee has not be x rayed, get that done. ...Read more

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Few weeks ago did weighted squat first time, raised it to nearly my own weight. Left knee hurts moderatly since then. I try to rest it doesn't help.

Few weeks ago did weighted squat first time, raised it to nearly my own weight. Left knee hurts moderatly since then. I try to rest it doesn't help.

Prepare: Prepare for new activities with stretching and warmup and build over time. Knee instability may be a factor, but the body must be first readied for new activities. ...Read more

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Yesterday was first time i went parallel skiing. I woke up with pain on the inside of my left knee hurts more when i bend the knee. What can it be?

Yesterday was first time i went  parallel skiing. I woke up with pain on the inside of my left knee hurts more when i bend the knee. What can it be?

MCL / meniscus..?: Skiing can stress the medial collateral ligament w/ valgus( knock-kneed) injuries or repeated 'cutting' or changing direction while skiing.If your knee continues to hurt despite nsaids and time, or develops swelling inside the joint it could be your cartilage( medial meniscus). This is usually more likely injured w/ a twisting mechanism and may require surgery... Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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