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The outside of my knee hurts when running on treadmill?

The outside of my knee hurts when running on treadmill?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be a problem for runners, on a treadmill or outside. Pain on the outside of the knee can be due to trauma to the lateral collateral ligament or the lateral meniscus, commonly. Both of these can be strained or have small tears in them. Physical therapy can benefit and you should have your physician evaluate you further to be sure you aren't furthering damaging by continuing to run. ...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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Did leg press yesterday with ~400 lbs. I heard a loud pop in my knee but it didn't hurt. I started to run on the treadmill today and my knee hurts?

Did leg press yesterday with ~400 lbs. I heard a loud pop in my knee but it didn't hurt. I started to run on the treadmill today and my knee hurts?

See an Ortho Dr: you should rest, ice, compress, elevate the knee. Make an appointment to get it looked at. May need an xray and some manual testing to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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The back of my knee hurts when running?

The back of my knee hurts when running?

Knee pain: This can be related to "wear and tear" arthritis, meniscal stress/tears but usually there is a history of trauma, or rarely, especially if there is a mass behind the knee related to a baker's cyst. Stopping running for a short period to see if it resolves can be helpful information. Primary care and/or sports medicine is appropriate if you are a person who really wants to be able to keep running. ...Read more

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The back of my knee hurts when running?

The back of my knee hurts when running?

Knee pain: A possiblilty is a "bakers cyst". If the is a bulge behind you knee,
associated with discomfort, see your friendly orthopod. ...Read more

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My knee hurts from running. Any idea why?

My knee hurts from running. Any idea why?

Knee pain: Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Thus I would recommend seeing an orthopedic physician ...Read more

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Recently, my knee hurts after running. I used to run 5-6km twice a week. What are the chances of it being osteoarthritis?

Recently, my knee hurts after running. I used to run 5-6km twice a week. What are the chances of it being osteoarthritis?

Could be: It is most likely osteoarthritis but it could also be a knee injury. See your doctor for a physical examination if it doesn't improve or get worst. ...Read more

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I've started a new running program and my knee hurts behind the kneecap when running and when going down stairs. What is the cause and what can help?

I've started a new running program and my knee hurts behind the kneecap when running and when going down stairs. What is the cause and what can help?

Patellofemoral pain: You most likely have patellofemoral syndrome, sometimes associated with cartilage damage behind the kneecap termed chondromalacia. We treat this syndrome with strengthening of the medial quad called the vmo as well as the hamstrings and the hip abductors. Stretching the it band is also important. Getting customized running shoes from a quality running store is key as well. ...Read more

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58 years old knee hurts when I walk unless I hunch forward but does not hurt while running or cycling. What's going on? Thx.

58 years old knee hurts when I walk unless I hunch forward but does not hurt while running or cycling. What's going on? Thx.

Uncertain: This is not clear, but it is unlikely arthritis and more likely bursitis or tendinitis. When you get your evaluation besides examination you have imaging and x-rays and possibly other studies to help clarify. ...Read more

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Started running 2 mo ago (3mi 3xwk) and now my knee hurts. Feels twisted almost. I want to keep running. Will a brace help? Is it runners knee?

Started running 2 mo ago (3mi 3xwk) and now my knee hurts. Feels twisted almost. I want to keep running. Will a brace help? Is it runners knee?

U need 2 have Ur-: -knees evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. It needs hands on xam as well as Ur running history. Grass, black top, track flat or banked, hills & more. Also any foot deformity as prorated, also bring in Ur new as well as Ur regular shoes & old running shoes. Eval of them tells a lot. Imaging will B needed, plain ol X rays initially. Make an appointmen. ...Read more

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F, 50, could knee pain go away on its own with time after running injury? Had arthro surg. 1 yr. Ago, no luck. Still hurts to walk mri's, xrays good

F, 50, could knee pain go away on its own with time after running injury? Had arthro surg. 1 yr. Ago, no luck. Still hurts to walk mri's, xrays good

New evaluation: If you still have significant knee pain one year after surgery, you should consider getting a complete re-evaluation, possibly with another MRI, to be sure that nothing else is wrong with the knee. Talk with your Doctor. ...Read more

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I flipped and fell in gym 2 days ago and my whole thigh and knee especially hurts a lot should I see a doctor? I was running in gym and a boy pushed me. I flipped in the air and fell to the ground and my whole thigh hurts and knee hurts when i touch it. M

I flipped and fell in gym 2 days ago and my whole thigh and knee especially hurts a lot should I see a doctor? I was running in gym and a boy pushed me. I flipped in the air and fell to the ground and my whole thigh hurts and knee hurts when i touch it. M

Without : Without an examination, it would be hard to determine if additional tests, such as an x-ray are needed. From what i can tell, you are a young person and probably pretty healthy. If your joints, i.e. Knees, hips can move fully, in other words you can bend them, without much pain, and your leg is not grossly deformed and you can walk, my guess is that this is a contusion, i.e. Bad bruise. You may have some minor swelling and discoloration or scrapes. This will get better with some moist heat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin will help with the pain. However if there is deformity, significant pain when moving your knees or hip and you cannot walk, then you should see a physician and x-rays are likely to be done. ...Read more

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Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Be seen: There are so many possibilities that it is really hard to say without more history and the benefit of an exam. An avid runner is at risk for a stress fracture. Symptomatic chondromalacia at the patellofemoral joint, a meniscal tear, an inflammatory condition of the knee like chondrocalcinosis are all considerations. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be ?

Patellar tendinitis: You appear to be describing a classic case of patellar tendinitis. A common overuse type injury tht is almost always amenable to nonoperative treatment. Static quadriceps stretching usually helps resolve this complaint. Nsaids such as motrin, naproxen, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. If no improvement after several weeks arrange for an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce knee pain caused by treadmill workouts?

What can I do to reduce knee pain caused by treadmill workouts?

Treadmill: Good arch supported shoes, ice, rest, less incline and speed on the treadmill, using a good quality treadmill, adequate warmup, cool-down, and stretching. ...Read more

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Good day I noticed a bit of knee pain in my right know, whilst on a treadmill yesterday? Should I avoid a treadmill?

Good day
I noticed a bit of knee pain in my right know, whilst on a treadmill yesterday?
Should I avoid a treadmill?

Knee pain/ treadmil: Did the knee pain persist or resolve? Treadmill/running does have increased force on the knee, but would evaluate if pain recurs persists, related to flat feet or abnormal knee tracking. You may benefit from taping with kinesiotape or a brace during activity. You may want to do a lower impact like elliptical, stationary bike for a week and resume and half activity, Discuss with a doc/orthopedist ...Read more

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Bilateral knee pain/soreness. Recently started jogging with intervals on treadmill. Do I keep jogging and work it out or stop?

Bilateral knee pain/soreness. Recently started jogging with intervals on treadmill. Do I keep jogging and work it out or stop?

Change up routine: The treadmill and interval routine may be too much impact on your knees. Incorporate a good warm up routine with hamstring stretching. Also consider trying ellipticals or stationary bicycle which can have less impact. Minimize resistance until you have had a chance to have a formal evaluation with a Sports MD. In addition a formal course of PT with core strengthening is likely in order.Let me know ...Read more

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I've been getting right knee pain during leg workouts - esp lunges and during/after time on a treadmill. Advil or aleve (naproxen)? Ice or heat? Suggestions

I've been getting right knee pain during leg workouts - esp lunges and during/after time on a treadmill. Advil or aleve (naproxen)? Ice or  heat? Suggestions

Why do you have pain: The real question is why do you have pain, especially if it is recurrent. Ice is always the best choice for musculoskeletal problems. A short course of an advil (ibuprofen) like medication may be ok. If this does not resolve with rest and simple measures you should have an orthpedic surgeon or sports medicine md examine you. ...Read more

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I have knee pain from running. What should I do?

I have knee pain from running. What should I do?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What can be done about knee pain when running and jumping?

What can be done about knee pain when running and jumping?

Find cause: Knee pain with activity can be caused by a variety of intrinsic knee problems as well as pain stemming from outside of the knee. Getting a formal evaluation by a physician trained in musculoskeletal medicine/sports, pain, or orthopedics is a good idea! ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate knee pain that only occurs while running?

What can I do to alleviate knee pain that only occurs while running?

See below: Decrease your running by 50%. If it still hurts, decrease it again until it doesn't hurt when you run. Once you reach that point, wait 2 weeks and then 1ncrease by 10% per week. ...Read more

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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

Rest, ice anti-inflm: Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks. Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, i would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back. ...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?

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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I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain i never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain i never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

Weekend warrior: The most obvious answer is -- you are out of shape. You are still young, but not as young as you used to be. You may need to start slow and build up miles gradually. Also, stretch after warming up and after. With hip and knee (especially the outside/lateral part of knee) pain you may have a tight iliotibial band (itb). Google stretches for that. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get knee pain from running. I used a foam roller and ran a half marathon last year. But the pain has come back, what should I do?

I get knee pain from running. I used a foam roller and ran a half marathon last year. But the pain has come back, what should I do?

Sportmedicine MD: I would not trust self diagnosis in this situation. I would seek out a good local sportsmedicine specialist. ...Read more

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Knee and running... When running, sometimes, on 5-6 km I am having left knee pain. Usually it occuer in the morning. What can I do?

Supplement/OTC: Some good options for general joint pain: try a glucosamine-chondroiten supplement (+/- msm or asu). Can also try an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or naprosyn (naproxen). I am also a big proponent of daily stretching especially the hamstrings if you are having knee pain especially around or behind the knee cap. ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having knee pain, running don't know why?

Help please! i'm having knee pain, running don't know why?

Could be many things: Depends on what kind of pain, where, symptoms, etc. You should of course see someone to examine your knee. Generally speaking there are many things that can go into knee pain with running, outside of an obvious injury things to consider are improper running form, starting too aggressively with a new program, poor shoes, an old injury that didn't heal, weak hips causing affecting the knees. Depends. ...Read more

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How do I manage knee pain after running?

Knee pain: First check to see that your shoes fit properly and that your running is not irritating your knees due to poor mechanics. If pain continues then see your doctor. Meanwhile try ice to the knees after running. Consider changing exercise from running to something like bike riding or rowing. ...Read more

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How to recover quickly from knee pain after running?

Ice and rest: The best thing you can do is to determine the cause of the pain. Then you can start a program to resolve the issue. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of knee pain after running?

What's a fast way to take care of knee pain after running?

Ice: Ice the knees for 15-20 minutes after running. If it persists, see an orthopedist to determine the cause. Sometime exercises are all that you will need to resolve the issue. ...Read more