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I have knee pain on the inside, some stiffness when sitting, and sharp buckling pain at times when walking. Any idea what's going on?

I have knee pain on the inside, some stiffness when sitting, and sharp buckling pain at times when walking. Any idea what's going on?

Knee problems: Knee pain and stiffness can come from many conditions/ injuries, but with the sensation you describe as "buckling" i would suggest you see a physician to check for ligament or meniscus problems. To start treatment at home begin with rice, and make sure you continue working on your quad strength (like you did after your acl surgery). Hope this helps! ...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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Why would I have sharp knee pain on downhills or descending steps, but no pain going uphill?

Why would I have sharp knee pain on downhills or descending steps, but no pain going uphill?

Pain in knee: Descending stairs or downhill places more stress on the quad as the quad is expected to eccentrically "fire." often time are quads are stronger in the concentric (shortening) range of motion and not in the eccentric (lengthening) mode of motion. Work with a physical therapist to strengthen your quads eccentrically and you may experience less pain. E.G., walking slowly backwards on a treadmill. ...Read more

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I have sharp knee pain from the top of my knee to the bottom of my knee, the pain goes straight down the middle and does not occur on the outer parts.

An exam: More history and an MRI would go a long way to identifying the cause. A visit to your medical doctor, rehab doc, orthopedic doc all could help you. ...Read more

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I'm recently having sharp knee pain when i get up from the couch or get out of the car. It corrects in about 30 seconds. Only right knee.

I'm recently having sharp knee pain when i get up from the couch or get out of the car. It corrects in about 30 seconds. Only right knee.

Kneecap pain: Your c/o are classic for kneecap pain or chondromalacia patella. It is an inflammation of the joint in between your patella and your femur. Getting up from a low seated position puts the most strain/pressure on this joint especially if you have been seated for a while.Also know as the "movie" sign. ...Read more

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During long hike, going uphill was fine. On downhill, sharp knee pain under kneecap. Any ideas? Why only pain on downhill not uphill? Thank you.

During long hike, going uphill was fine. On downhill, sharp knee pain under kneecap. Any ideas? Why only pain on downhill not uphill? Thank you.

Likely: Your patella (kneecap is the issue). Whether its due to arthritis and cartage wear or muscle weakness around the knee is a decision that your and your doctor will discuss. Suggest seeing an musculoskeletal orthopedic specialist to evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my constant sharp knee pain?

How can I get rid of my constant sharp knee pain?

Knee pain: The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain ... The treatment of knee pain depends on the cause of knee pain. Please see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Really sharp knee pain - buckled over in pain. Same area as an ITB inflammation, but much different sensation. Feels fine now. Ran 14 miles this AM?

Really sharp knee pain - buckled over in pain.  Same area as an ITB inflammation, but much different sensation.  Feels fine now.  Ran 14 miles this AM?

Stress fracture.?: ITB irritation doesn't usually cause severe pain. Some possibilities include a stress fracture, or even possible a torn cartilage a on the outside of your knee. If pain recurs, I would get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a sharp knee pain just about in the middle of the knee. I was playing basketball and i came down from a dunk and i landed wrong. Hurting since?

I have a sharp knee pain just about in the middle of the knee. I was playing basketball and i came down from a dunk and i landed wrong. Hurting since?

See details: The knee needs evaluation, preferably by an orthopedist. It may simply be a contusion but tears and even fractures are other possibilities. An MRI may be needed to clearly define the cause. ...Read more

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