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My knee makes a loud crunching noise when hiking uphill; minor achyness above the knee after a long hike. Pretty hard fall 3-4 years ago. What's up?
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Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Patellofemoral pain
Sounds like patellofemoral pain syndrome.
You could try nsaids, quadriceps (vmo) strengthening with terminal knee extension exercises and hamstring stretching.

In brief: Patellofemoral pain
Sounds like patellofemoral pain syndrome.
You could try nsaids, quadriceps (vmo) strengthening with terminal knee extension exercises and hamstring stretching.
Dr. Tim Schrader
Dr. Tim Schrader
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chondromalacia
Most likely you have chondromalacia which is a wearing of the back of your kneecap.
It could have been from your fall. Try nsaids and maybe a joint supplement. If no improvement get it checked out.

In brief: Chondromalacia
Most likely you have chondromalacia which is a wearing of the back of your kneecap.
It could have been from your fall. Try nsaids and maybe a joint supplement. If no improvement get it checked out.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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