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What is pain above the kneecap a sign of? Hurts to go up and down stairs. Had meniscus surgery years ago on same knee.

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Quad tendinitis

Pain could be from quadriceps (above knee cap) or patellar tendonitis (below knee cap- try a knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (behind knee cap-try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap).
Avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. See ortho.

In brief: Quad tendinitis

Pain could be from quadriceps (above knee cap) or patellar tendonitis (below knee cap- try a knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (behind knee cap-try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap).
Avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. See ortho.
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine

In brief: Arthritis?

Return to ur surgeon for evaluation.

In brief: Arthritis?

Return to ur surgeon for evaluation.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Dr. Bradford Romans
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