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Doctor insights on: Sitting Cross Legged Knee Pain

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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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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain. Stretching and anti-inflammatories are a good place to start. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

You knees - gelling: We call this gelling when you sit a while and your joints get stiff like gello after setting. This can be related to knee joint arthritis, or knee bursitis or tendonitis. We do have lift chairs to help people awith knee and hip pain get out of a chair and adding height can help. Getting off the toilet can be a problem and there are raised toilet seats but you need an evaluation, x-rays. ...Read more

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Knee pain from sitting/standing at work. Nothing vigorous or no bending or twisting. Possibilities?? Suggestions?? Thanks

Knee pain from sitting/standing at work. Nothing vigorous or no bending or twisting. Possibilities?? Suggestions?? Thanks

Arthritis, get eval: At 76 yo, unless there is diabetes, the most common problem is degenerative joint disease, arthritis. See an orthopedist for X rays and manual examination. Injections, physical therapy, topical and oral options can offer significant relief. Get going! ...Read more

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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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I'm 30, male, fit. Will around 4.5 miles of cross trainer workout daily cause knee related problems? I feel some minor knee pain now a days?

I'm 30, male, fit. Will around 4.5 miles of cross trainer workout daily cause knee related problems? I feel some minor knee pain now a days?

Not sure: If u like to exercise and have no underlying knee problems; give it a try. Start slowly both w/ your pace, intensity and length of workout and gradually build up over a period of weeks. Overuse knee tendinitis will be less likely if u start in " slow". Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a displaced meniscus and a lot of knee pain worse when sitting?

I have a displaced meniscus and a lot of knee pain worse when sitting?

Meniscus: See your orthopedic surgeon for partial meniscectomy/repair if you have mechanical symptoms of locking or painful clicking. ...Read more

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I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can occur earlier with excessive use. Another option is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or inflammation where the kneecap tracks on the femur (upper leg bone). In most people, these can both be helped with antinflammatory meds and quad strengthening. ...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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What exercise modification of a free-weight squat would you prescribe for an individual who experiences knee pain when standing from or sitting in a?

PFPS: You may have what we call patellafemoral pain syndrome. If you get checked out by ortho/sports med you may need pt. If you have pain with stairs, standing up from a seated position, squatting, kneeling all around the knee cap this seems what it could be.
Have it looked at, you want to get pt. Exercises are terminal knee extensions, one legged squats (no wts), and isometrics. Email me for details. ...Read more

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Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

Knee pain in petella tendon area. Hurts when sitting down too long or standing up.?

Torn miniscus, bursa: The more common causes of your symptoms are petallar bursitis (the patellar bursa becomes swollen, irritated and painful), and a meniscal tear (tearing of the cartilage disc between the femur and the tib/fib complex. If it persists for more than a few days, you need to see an orthopedist for an eval and knee MRI. In the meantime, an adjustable brace would not hurt, and would give support. ...Read more

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If you got new shoes and just started cross-country, how can you tell if the shoes or the running is causing a knee pain problem?

If you got new shoes and just started cross-country, how can you tell if the shoes or the running is causing a knee pain problem?

See a doctor: You need to see a podiatrist or sports medicine orthopedist so they can examine not only your knee but your ankles, feet.
Don't forget to take your shoes with you so they can be checked also. ...Read more

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Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. Extreme limp after sitting down. Feels stiff but stretched out. No injury, pain for about 2months?

Pain back of knee &pain underneath kneecap on shin. Extreme limp after sitting down. Feels stiff but stretched out. No injury, pain for about 2months?

Chondromalacia patel: This sounds like chondromalacia patella which is softening of the cartilage underneath your kneecap. Best treatment for this is to do exercises that strengthen your quadriceps muscles. You can discuss with your physician about this or after your evaluation if x-rays and other imaging looks okay you could have physical therapy help you work on a new program ...Read more

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For about a year now I have had a lot of knee pain made worse by having my legs bent, especially sitting. It sometimes wakes me up. What could it be?

Chondromalacia: There are several causes for knee pain. It sounds as if it could be chondromalacia in your case. See an orthopedist in any event. Chondromalacia can improve significantly with proper exercises and the occasional use of anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more