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What does it mean when your knee and thigh hurt?

What does it mean when your knee and thigh hurt?

Have it evaluated: Several issues can cause this type of pain including those involving the hip, knee and soft tissues of the thigh. If this is a chronic issue, have it evaluated. ...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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My knees hurt,what can I do?

My knees hurt,what can I do?

Check stability: Instability is the most common cause, but evaluation for arthritis and for ligament and meniscus damage is important. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt in the cold?

Why do my knees hurt in the cold?

Arthritic: Many pts. With osteoarthritis have arthralgias when temperatures go down. It is probably the most common reason. A very low possibility would be cold agglutinins present in your blood. Consult with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My knees hurt after doing deadlifts.

My knees hurt after doing deadlifts.

Check with a trainer: Have an experienced trainer check on your form. If the problem continues change your exercise --- the particular exercise isn't worth years of bad knees. ...Read more

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I'm only 26 why do my knees hurt so bad?

I'm only 26 why do my knees hurt so bad?

Look at your feet: See if you are pronated or flatfooted as this is one thing from a podiatric point of view that could cause knee pain. If this is the case you can try an orthotic. Of course the are other causes of knee pain...but I thought I'd throw that out there.. ...Read more

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Could standing on bad knees hurt your back?

Standing on knees: Standing on bad knees that do not straighten fully or have deformity can cause some back issues. Also a bad back can sometimes cause hip, knee and leg pain. Have this checked out by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt when my knees are bent?

Why do my knees hurt when my knees are bent?

Hard to say: Flexed knees increase tension on the patellar tendon and compression on the patella articulate surface. Flexed knees also pinch on the posterior horns of you meniscus. ...Read more

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My knees hurt when I do lunges. What am I doing wrong?

Maybe nothing: Common - check with your technique on your lunges- wrong technique can hurt your knee. Also, you may already have some chondromalacia under your knee cap and that can be painful with lunges. If it persists, see an ortho knee specialist ...Read more

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My knees hurt every morning I wake up, what happen to me?

My knees hurt every morning I wake up, what happen to me?

Inflammation: If pain occurs during the night or when you wake, it's a good bet you have inflammation, particularly if you have little or no pain in motion. See a rheumatologist. If not start out with your pcp. ...Read more

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My knees and right under my knees hurt so bad, what should I do?

My knees and right under my knees hurt so bad, what should I do?

Many causes: There are many possible causes. You will get the most benefit from seeing a orthopedic / sports med doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Knees hurt and give out when I stand up after sitting for hours?

Knee hurt give out: Symptoms og knee pain and feeling of knee giving out is most of the times due to ligament injury. The knee is held together by ligamentsand feeling of instabiity and giving out is due to a tear in one of the knee ligament. You should see your doctor or an orthpedic specialist and may need a MRI if indicated after exam to find out if there is torn ligament. ...Read more

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Almost every time I exercise both my knees hurt. What could be happening?

See below: You could have injured your knees or you have arthritis. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I barely ran today and my knees hurt really badly?

Should I be concerned if I barely ran today and my knees hurt really badly?

Many possibilities: Knee pain can be due to many things such as gout, trauma, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt so badly? I am always in pain. Am I missing something in my diet?

Why do my knees hurt so badly? I am always in pain. Am I missing something in my diet?

No: You are missing a professional examination and xray interpretation. Please make an appointment to be seen and use OTC anti inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve, (naproxen) if not allergic to these medications. BioFreeze Lotion is also quite helpful until seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm only 24 and my knees hurt badly standing up for 2 hours or sitting on a chair for 4 hours long. What should I do?

I'm only 24 and my knees hurt badly standing up for 2 hours or sitting on a chair for 4 hours long. What should I do?

Exercise: On the surface, what you are describing maybe as simple as patellofemoral syndrome. Females are much more commonly affected due to the geometry of the pelvis and how it affects the tracking of the knee cap when you move. I would ofcourse see a physician to be sure, but start with exercise. ...Read more

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My knees hurt all the time but worse at night! No injury and been going on about a year what would make it worse at night?

My knees hurt all the time but worse at night! No injury and been going on about a year what would make it worse at night?

Consider: Sleeping with a pillow in between your knees if you sleep on your side. And if you sleep on you back, below your knees.

Sometimes it is our position. Please make sure you walk with shoes with good arch support, or your knees will eventually be closer together when you walk and hurt on the inside from too much pressure.

Good luck! Visit local orthopedic doctor for more specific help. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and I teach zumba, why do my knees hurt?

I'm 24 and I teach zumba, why do my knees hurt?

Many possibilities.: Most likely it is due to overuse, but it could be due to a lot of different reasons. Knee pain can be due to gout, infection, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my heels and knees hurt in the am on arising?

Why do my heels and knees hurt in the am on arising?

PF and OA: Your heel may hurt as a result of plantar fasciitis which is often related to first step pain in the morning. This can respond well to stretching or night time splinting. Your knees may hurt as a result of arthritis and again related to early motion pain caused by stiffness that occurs at night, that typically gets better with some activity and worse towards end of day. Try otc and stretching. ...Read more

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Knees Hurt After Walking Exercising?

Knees Hurt After Walking Exercising?

Knee pain: Most likely degenerative joint disease. See your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt after I go for a run?

Why do my knees hurt after I go for a run?

Couple of things: You may have an inbalance of your feet and knees.
Your shoes may be worn out.
Try using and orthotic to give shock absorbtion and stability to your feet. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt walking downhill but not uphill?

Patellofemoral: Often kneecap pain will cause more pain going down hill. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my knees hurt at 15 years old?

What do you suggest if my knees hurt at 15 years old?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why do my knees hurt in the morning whenever I eat meat?

Why do my knees hurt in the morning whenever I eat meat?

No relationship: Unfortunately, there is no physical relationship between meat consumption and joint pain. ...Read more

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My Knees Hurt & Wen I Walk They Or Move Em They Hurt Worser Whyy?

My Knees Hurt & Wen I Walk They Or Move Em They Hurt Worser Whyy?

The only way 2 get-: -an answer is 2 B Cn by an orthopedic surgeon & have a hands on xam and a history taken & possible imaging ...Read more

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Please explain why does my knees hurt in the morning whenever I eat food that contains meat continuously?

See MD: Very difficult to say without examining you. However, high protein intake and associated knee pain in a middle- aged male w/ no history of knee injury is suggestive of gout.See your pcp for evaluation and lab work. The best way to know 'for sure' if it is gout is to have your knee aspirated and the fluid looked at by an experienced pathologist. Uric acid crystals are classically -" birefringent" ...Read more

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My knees hurt when I bend  down.  ( i.e., . to pick up something). What can be done about this?  Does glucosamine and hydrodyn really work?

Evidence Lacking: The use of glucosamine chondroitin is a very popular over the counter supplement that many people take for osteoarthritis. Research is mixed on its efficacy. Some research indicates that the glucosamine sulfate version may be the one that works. Often people look towards the more expensive combination of glucosamie and msm. It would be good to see an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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My knees hurt when I run. What could that be?

The list is long: An examination and detailed history will narrow the following list down to just one or two likely items. If your pain persists, definitely seek a medical evaluation. The long list includes: bruise, meniscal tear, cartilage lesion, loose body, plica syndrome, focal or early osteoarthritis, tendonitis (patellar or quadriceps tendon) or secondary baker's cyst. ...Read more