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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
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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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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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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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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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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