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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.

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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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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43f. My friends are distance runners . I want to join them but running is painful for me. My feet, back , knees all hurt when i'm done ! why? I need to pack myself in ice and take motrin ! why

43f. My friends are distance runners   . I want to join them but running is painful for me.  My feet, back , knees all hurt when i'm done !  why?  I need to pack myself in ice and take motrin !  why

Have you acclimated?: Running distance should not be attempted on the first outing. Depending on your cardiovascular conditioning, overall health &previous exercise history, it may be necessary to work up. Try running 1/2 mi every day for 2 weeks on a soft high school track, then progress by 1/4 mi every week, running 4 days a week. Distance running greatly increases joint injury risk &has no health benefits! ...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?

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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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How do I manage knee pain after running?

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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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I have recently started running and have developed knee pain, especially behind my left knee. I've stopped running but what else can I do?

I have recently started running and have developed knee pain, especially behind my left knee. I've stopped running but what else can 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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