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Painful knee when standing or walking.?

Painful knee when standing or walking.?

It depends: Knee pain can be a torn cartilage or arthritis. If it hurts getting up from a chair or going dwon the stairs, you may have patella chondromalacia, an irregularity in the surface of the back of the kneecap. For every pound someone is overweight its an extra 4 lbs. On the knee, so this can make a small problem hurt worse. To know what is going on you probably need an x-ray and possibly an mri. ...Read more

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What would cause progressively worse knee pain that stems from behind the knee? It is painful to bend and to walk?

Baker's cyst?: Several causes of pain behind the knee. I assume no recent trauma--you may have a baker's cyst--basically a collection of joint fluid extruded outside of the joint and formed sack there behind the knee...As it enlarges, it can cause pain and reduces ability to bend the knee.
A bit clot in the back can do so as well, but you don't have other symptoms to suggest that.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have knee pain on the outside of my knee and sometimes on the inside. Walking hurts but going up stairs is very painful. No direct injury. Cause?

I have knee pain on the outside of my knee and sometimes on the inside. Walking hurts but going up stairs is very painful. No direct injury. Cause?

Prob chondromalacia: Probably chondromalcia patellae or simply the patella impacting the femur. Usually related to quadriceps muscle weakness. Pain on inside of knee could also be a bursitis, related to the accompanying knee instability. ...Read more

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Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp My hip is very tense?

Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp My hip is very tense?

Your joint: Pains could be a sign of inflammatory joint disease.
Please consult an internist or video-consult the Healthtap
doctor on call. If you have not had xrays of these joints, please request them from you primary doctor. When did you have your knee surgery? ...Read more

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Very painful knee joint when bent or moved - gets worse outside in the cold and when walking up and down hills?

Very painful knee joint when bent or moved - gets worse outside in the cold and when walking up and down hills?

Cartilage, ligament: This could be caused by torn cartilage in your knee, or ligament problems. It would be reasonable to try a knee brace and NSAIDs for a while, and then see an orthopedist if symptoms continue to persist. ...Read more

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Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Have it evaluated.: Locking and clicking are signs of soft tissue or meniscus damage. This needs to be evaluated and treated by a specialist to possibly prevent future complications. ...Read more

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I have knee pain and been told it's probably runners knee. It's getting worse running or walking up/down hills/stairs. Buckles a lot. Painful.

Giving way...: Is a nonspecific sign and does not indicated tears or any other pathology. However, if your pain is worsening it is important to be evaluated by a musculoskeletal physician to determine the cause and correct treatment of your knee pain. ...Read more

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I've got a swollen and painful knee. I've not injured it. The pain is under my knee cap and when walking it feels like it try 2 give way on me.

I've got a swollen and painful knee. I've not injured it. The pain is under my knee cap and when walking it feels like it try 2 give way on me.

Internal derangement: Something in the knee is wrong, resulting in the pain and the fluid. It doesn't always happen after a recognized trauma. Since the meniscus pads and the cartilage have no nerves, sometimes people don't feel it when they tear something. You should see an orthopedic specialist to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a very painful knee not had a injury. When it hurts I walk on tiptoe it's painful to put my foot down its like my knee locks what's wrong??

I have a very painful knee not had a injury. When it hurts I walk on tiptoe it's painful to put my foot down its like my knee locks what's wrong??

Could be gout: Pseudogout, or GC infection. Also mediscus tear if it truly locks. Consult with a doctor for accurate diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Painful knee popping under kneecap when straightening. Limping, burning and achy. Stairs and walking hurts. Brace and ace bandage helps a bit. I'm diagnosed with runner's knee. It's not the normal flare. 'm not sure what this is. What could it be?

Painful knee popping under kneecap when straightening. Limping, burning and achy. Stairs and walking hurts. Brace and ace bandage helps a bit. I'm diagnosed with runner's knee. It's not the normal flare. 'm not sure what this is. What could it be?

Patellofemoral pain: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral pain;the cartilage underneath your kneecap may be thinning or damaged and causes pain in the kneecap region, esp. W/stairclimbing, squats, lunges etc. Keeping the knee bent for a period of time can be uncomfortable. Isometric quad strengthening, hamstring stretching, nsaids and patellar stabilizing sleeve can be helpful. See ors if sx's persist. Gl! ...Read more

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Left knee pain, no swelling or bruising. Painful when, often or moved, however no pain when weight bearing. Pain when walking on, y because of movement?

Chondromalacia: Knee pain in a 16 year old female is often related to chondromalacia. This involves the joint behind the kneecap. See an orthopedist. Specific exercises often provide good benefit. Of course, other causes for the pain such as tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis of the knee itself are also possible, . ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis through to osteomyelitis had ten CM bone removed grown back painful knee joint can't walk on it hip pain too x?

Osteoarthritis through to osteomyelitis had ten CM bone removed grown back painful knee joint can't walk on it hip pain too x?

It is muscle tissue: So begin the healing with heat, stretching, massage, yoga, deep tissue release acupuncture and trigger point therapy … add in magnesium as a muscle relaxant plus needle therapy. Janet g. Travell, md and c. Chan gunn, md. These 2 pioneers in pain treatments have textbooks on the subject. Their protocols can treat and possibly resolve complex pain issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if I walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if I walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articular cartilage damage). Of these, the most common are arthritis and meniscus tears. ...Read more

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I get really bad knee pain and it gets really hard to walk up stairs or move things around. I exercise and stretch I'm only 19 is there something wrong?

I get really bad knee pain and it gets really hard to walk up stairs or move things around. I exercise and stretch I'm only 19 is there something wrong?

Something wrong: You need to see your primary doctor. If he/she can help you that's fine. If not you will be referred to a joint specialist. Have your doctor refer you. ...Read more

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I have knee pain while walking, what should I do?

See a doctor.: The first step in helping any problem is to know what the problem is. This symptom could be a mechanical problem, structural problem in the knee, a sign of arthritis, a problem with your foot or ankle, muscle weakness in the quadriceps muscle, or a referred pain from another area. At your age the most likely cause would be a prior injury, quadriceps muscle weakness, or early osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Knee pain after twisting/ hot, cold, sit, walk, what?

Knee pain after twisting/ hot, cold, sit, walk, what?

Ice first: After injury ice 36 hours then heat. Is it swollen? Your could have torn cartilage or ligaments. Your evaluation will tell. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very bad knee pain. Now im walking with a cane.?

See your doctor: You may have an injury that has not been treated or healed properly. There are many causes of knee pain including osteoarthritis which is a "wear-and-tear" arthritis from recurrent trauma to the joint leading to loss of cartilage. Football players and jackhammer users can develop this young (in 30's). See your doctor. You may benefit from referral to an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very bad knee pain. Now I'm walking with a cane.?

What to do if I have very bad knee pain. Now I'm walking with a cane.?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. You should take an anti-inflammatory, like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil. That will help. Mostly, you should see an orthopedic knee specialist, for treatment. ...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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I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

Many causes: The possibilities are many. Traumatic vs. Inflammatory causes are most likely. Have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when I stand but can walk on it?

I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when I stand but can walk on it?

Acute trauma: To the knee with common symptoms: focal tenderness, effusion, inability to bear weight. Most soft tissue injuries, including internal derangements of the knee, although potentially disabling, do not usually need emergency treatment.
Rec. See your pcp for evaluation, imaging (ct/mri) and treatment. ...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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Fell and now have severe knee pain when I push on it. Can walk and move fine. What have I done and what can be done for pain?

Be seen: It would probably be wise to be seen for an accurate diagnosis as there are multiple possibilities. The idea that you don't have pain with walking suggests the injured part may not bear weight, just one example of this is if you injured the patellafemoral joint, which typically may not cause pain with walking but may cause pain when " pushed on" as you put it. ...Read more

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Have had severe knee pain for past 3 months. The pain is unbearable while walking and standing up. Knee Exercise hasn't been of any use.

Have had severe knee pain for past 3 months. The pain is unbearable while walking and standing up. Knee Exercise hasn't been of any use.

Most likely: You have arthritis of some kind. You will need an exam to get to the bottom of this. Your general doctor should be able to figure out what is going on with a history, physical exam and possibly X-rays. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours? The front, side, and back of knee hurts after each work day.

What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours? The front, side, and back of knee hurts after each work day.

For yourself?: There can be many factors in a young person including high heel use, patellofemoral syndrome from muscle overuse, juvenile arthritis or other type or rheumatologic condition, meniscal injury ...Read more

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LT knee pain when walk only & if I bend knee, feels like knee is falling off & it gives out but pain goes away when I sit & is back by taking few step?

LT knee pain when walk only & if I bend knee, feels like knee is falling off & it gives out but pain goes away when I sit & is back by taking few step?

See an orthopedist: Depending on your age and history, this could be sprain, meniscal injury or arthritis. Pain with bending and giving out argues to be seen by an orthopedist. ...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