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.
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.

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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...
Running Technique. Running injuries are usually a result of faulty biomechanics, technique or training errors. The best technique involves aligning the joints to minimize stress while running. The best resource and description for injury free running is chi running by danny dreyer. Other factors to consider regarding biomechanics include limb alignment, shoes and orthotics. Overtraining can also lead to injury. Read more...

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?

Pat-Fem Syndrome. This is inflamation of the under surface of the patella (kneecap), most often brought brought on by a recent increase in weight bearing exercises in susceptible individuals. Isometric exercises, or "quad-sets", are the primary exercise of choice. Go see a physical therapist to learn how to do them correctly. Read more...
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...

I am experiencing knee pain. It specifically flares up after running for about a mile. The pain runs down the back of my upper leg, down into my calf?

Sciatica-Leg Pain. Hi VinceN564, Concerned about the pain running down the back of the leg into the calf after running. This is usually a problem with the nerve exiting the low back called the Sciatic nerve. It runs down the leg and when pinched causes pain. Stop running temporarily and get some relief before this gets worse. Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania. Read more...
Choices baker's cyst. The first thing that comes to mind is could this be a Baker's cyst. This is the swelling in the back of the knee and can go up the back of the thigh and down the calf. There are also tendons and bursitis that can cause these problems. This is something you need to discuss with your physician. Read more...

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...

My knee hurts from running. Any idea why?

Knee pain. Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain. Thus I would recommend seeing an orthopedic physician. Read more...

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?

PAIN in Knee. If you never ran before and suddenly started running, then it can cause pain in the knees.You did not say how long strech you run and what speed.You should let the knee get better, you can take Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) for the pain.Then start at a slower pace and smaller distance and gradually increase the speed and the distance .I am presuming your knees were normal without any abnormality prior to running. Read more...
Need evaluation. Pain behind the knee needs clarification. Is it tender to touch? Is there swelling? Have you had an examination, imaging including x-rays, etc having stopped running you need to know why you had to stop. It is wise to stop until clarification but there can be other exercises such as quadriceps exercises that you can do. Since you started running you may have done too much too soon. Read more...
Get new shoes. The wrong shoes can cause knee pain when you run. I was also having knee pain when i ran. I went to an orthopedist (a doctor who specializes in joint problems) and had a normal workup including an mri. I went to a good shoe store and they determined i was overpronating. They recommended an asics running shoe for overpronators and the knee pain went away. A local running shoe store can fit you. Read more...
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...

I get knee pain from running. I used a foam roller and ran a half marathon last year. But the pain has come back, what should I do?

Ice/Motrin. Rest. Consider water exercises in a pool. Always stretch before and after running. Consider taking Motrin with food/h2o two hours before a run. Ever think about bicycling or walking as an alternative? Read more...
Sportmedicine MD. I would not trust self diagnosis in this situation. I would seek out a good local sportsmedicine specialist. Read more...

Recently, my knee hurts after running. I used to run 5-6km twice a week. What are the chances of it being osteoarthritis?

Could be. It is most likely osteoarthritis but it could also be a knee injury. See your doctor for a physical examination if it doesn't improve or get worst. Read more...
Little more info. It would be unusual to have osteoarthritis at a young age so your age is important. It still could be an overuse syndrome even if it is only couple times a week, it might be worth taking a couple weeks off or decrease the distance you run. If there is swelling, warmth, or your pain is no longer associated only with running you will definitely need to see a physician.. Read more...

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...