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My left knee is not recovering (7day), I can't squad fully and hard for me to stand after squatting, around back of knee pain when bending, any advice?

My left knee is not recovering (7day), I can't squad fully and hard for me to stand after squatting, around back of knee pain when bending, any advice?

Ask your physician: This depends on the type of surgery, what your activity should be. This is something you need to ask your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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Sharp left knee pain moves down to left foot what's the cause?

Sharp left knee pain moves down to left foot what's the cause?

Many causes: Any injuries to the knee? Any back pain? any calf swelling? Too many possibilities. Suggest getting evaluated ...Read more

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The inside of my left knee hurts whenever I have to squat down, or stand up from sitting. What could be going on? How do I fix it?

The inside of my left knee hurts whenever I have to squat down, or stand up from sitting. What could be going on? How do I fix it?

Medial knee pain: Can be a sign of inflammation, or possibly a strain of the ligament. Your specific complaints tend to be concerning for a meniscus injury. You are too young for significant arthritis symptoms. That being said many people can have medial knee pain for various reasons. Typically I would treat the symptoms with relative rest ICE and Nsaids and see if it gets better. If not have it evaluated. ...Read more

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There is a bone-like bump below my left knee but it does not cause pain. Only slighty if I prod it with a little force, or when I squat deep?

There is a bone-like bump below my left knee but it does not cause pain. Only slighty if I prod it with a little force, or when I squat deep?

Could be a few thing: I'm not sure exactly where its located
due to your age it may be the proximal
tibial growth plate or even the head of the
fibula
it may be somewhat inflamed from exercise
hard to say much more without an exam and
xray of the area. ...Read more

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Good morning, My left knee have been giving me issues with some tightness around it specially when I bent it and now when I do body squats it pops?

Good morning, My left knee have been giving me issues with some tightness around it specially when I bent it and now when I do body squats it pops?

Not too much: To worry about unless you have pain. It is not especially unusual to hear or feel some popping with flexion/squats usually due to tendons moving over bony aspects of the knee joint. Tightness sometimes indicates a bit of swelling with fluid causing some tension within the joint. I would back off your work out a bit for a week or two. If still having issues, consider Orthopedic/Sports Med eval:) ...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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I am having pain in left knee. Whenever I squat and come back up the pain returns. It is right below the knee cap and at the top of my shins.

I am having pain in left knee. Whenever I squat and come back up the pain returns. It is right below the knee cap and at the top of my shins.

Chondromalacia Patel: Is probably related to your knee cap. You may have a common conditiuon call patella chondromalacia. They are many options for treatment. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Someones knee went straight into the inner side of my left knee. Knee is stiff. Pain on stairs. Calf pain. Knee gives out when rising from a squat. Help

Unstable joint: Get an MRI of the knee and an orthopedic evaluation. The calf pain should be evaluated with both a venous and arterial doppler study of the lower leg. If the knee is giving out, I would suspect some internal derrangement. ...Read more

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After joining crossfit I've noticed I favor my right leg & my left knee hurts/clicks when I bend it. What can I do, squats have become quite painful.

After joining crossfit I've noticed I favor my right leg & my left knee hurts/clicks when I bend it. What can I do, squats have become quite painful.

IT band friction: Have a trainer assess you for IT band syndrome. A good trainer can "strip" your IT band and show you how to foam roll to prevent it. It causes your kneecap to go "off track". It is a frequent issue with young athletes and if untreated can cause other issues. ...Read more

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I have mild pain in my left knee, most pronounced when I do squats and lunges. Should I rest or keep working it out to strengthen surrounding muscles?

Sounds like a carti-: -lage problem & I would recommend U C an orthopedic surgeon. The tears do not heal so if you stop the exercises you most likely feel better, but as soon as you resume them, the pain will reoccur. If you don't want to go & C an ortho. Stop & if you improve start again & if it starts up again, then make an appointment. ...Read more

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I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.

I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.

Meralgia Paresthetic: This might be meralgia paresthetica especially if the numbness is also on the side of the thigh. You can ask your physician ...Read more

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Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Was weeding & kneeling for 15 minutes. When I stood up, can't bear weight on left knee w/out severe front knee pain. Doesn't hurt when sitting. Tips?

Conservative care: Could be an injury to the soft tissue structures within the knee, possibly the meniscus. I would treat with conservative care: rest, ice, and perhaps Aleve (naproxen) or similar product. Hopefully it will resolve in short order. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old having knee pain and stiffness while squatting and arising?

I am 30 years old having knee pain and stiffness while squatting and arising?

Check it out: It is not normal unless you previous injury, stiffness and pain in this age not usual unless you have problem in the knee. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

See details: I am not sure I would classify 43 as middle-aged. However, there are many causes of knee pain. I would suggest having the knees evaluated to determine the cause and the best therapy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain when I try to seat on the floor. Pain is a light burning sensation. I squat heavy once in a week. Kindly suggest the soltn?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be from several sources. In someone doing heavy squats, conditions like patellar or quadriceps tendonitis is common. This would show up as front of the knee pain. If your pain is on the side of the knee and associated with locking or catching, might be a meniscal tear. Recommend evaluation by ortho surgeon if symptoms persist ...Read more

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I'm trying to build a stronger body. I do a lot of squatting and I have been getting knee pain. I don't like taking pills unless I can't handle the pa?

I'm trying to build a stronger body. I do a lot of squatting and I have been getting knee pain. I don't like taking pills unless I can't handle the pa?

Quit squatting w/wts: Any knee pain is from what excess load is placed on the body above the knee voluntarily or otherwise. You are voluntarily lifting weights well beyond what your knees can handle & if you keep this up, you might tear, shear or sprain your knee menisci & you'll be in trouble. Also, not knowing your gait pattern, if you have residual knee pain without weights, it can be cause/effect on your lower back. ...Read more

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Knee pain mostly while sitting down or squatting I first noticed the pain after a run I would do 2 miles every weekend. Stopped 3 month but pain sstill?

Knee pain mostly while sitting down or squatting I first noticed the pain after a run I would do 2 miles every weekend. Stopped 3 month but pain sstill?

Kneecaps & alignment: Knee pain in younger people is often due to foot, knee, and hip alignment issues. Pain when the knee is bent comes from pressure of the kneecap into the femur. An alignment evaluation, orthotics, and a specific exercise program designed by a pt for you should help. Without an injury, a meniscus problem is unlikely. ...Read more

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Does squatting could give me knee pain?

Does squatting could give me knee pain?

Definitely, yes: The fact is squats can cause knee pain, especially when they’re performed incorrectly. If you have knee pain with full squats, you may have injured your knee without knowing it. See your PCP for evaluation and check with certified personal trainer, how to perform your squats correctly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about knee pain after squats?

Do you think I should worry about knee pain after squats?

Squats: Yes you should. It probably indicates poor form that in turn is harming the knee joint. You should not continue without being evaluated. ...Read more

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How to relieve knee pain after injuring and how to get up from a squatting position?

How to relieve knee pain after injuring and how to get up from a squatting position?

Knee: Relieving knee pain after injury is multifactorial. A proper diagnosis is necessary: acute vs. Chronic/overuse as the treatment may be entirely different. A locked knee with a torn and dislodged meniscus may require arthroscopic surgery. Anterior knee pain from going up and down stairs usually responds to physical therapy. ...Read more

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more