After running the stairs, my knees ache. What should I do?

Depends. Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the cartilage area around the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try ice, therapy, nsaid'. If persists see an orthopedist.

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Why do my knees ache every time I start running or walk down the stairs?

Knee pain. There are many causes of knee pain -- what you are describing sounds like arthritic pain (depends on your age) and is best evaluated by your primary care doctor. Exam +/- imaging will be helpful in diagnosis. Read more...
Chodromalacia. When you up and the steps a lot of stress applied to the joint between the knee cap and femur, so any problem in that joint show on those motion because they go are stress and also in squatting. Read more...
Knee Pain. If you are younger, some cartilage damage, with motion under stress such as running and stairs, or tendonitis is more likely. As you get older, and the more you have used your knees for athletic pursuits, the cartilage can wear thin, and the bone can rub on bone, osteoarthritis. Orthopedist, with x-rays, mri, and a arthroscope can let you know, what the damage is, and how to improve the problem. Read more...

Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Heat/ ice pack. I presume you have tried ice pack then heating pad. Have you tried NSAID? It is also possible that you may have ended up with knee injury or just the beginning of osteoarthritis. If the problem persists or gets worse, it is best to consult an orthopedist. Read more...
Be seen. There are so many possibilities that it is really hard to say without more history and the benefit of an exam. An avid runner is at risk for a stress fracture. Symptomatic chondromalacia at the patellofemoral joint, a meniscal tear, an inflammatory condition of the knee like chondrocalcinosis are all considerations. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. Read more...

I have achy knees. Going up and down stairs my knees ache. What can I take for this? Thanks

You . You can start by trying tylenol (acetaminophen). If that does not work you can try ibuprofen. It is also a good idea to rest your knees when possible, and use an ace bandage or knee brace when walking for long distances, or doing any strenuous physical activity. I also recommend you see your primary care provider for an examination. You may need x-rays or other testing deemed necessary. Read more...
Anti-inflammatory . An anti inflammatory med like aleve (naproxen) or advil will help. You may have some arthritis in the knees. You should be evaluated by an orthopedic knee specialist. Read more...

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...

For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg. Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs. Can be quiet dull or sharp. I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer? Worried

Doubtful. Cancer is statistically extremely unlikely. Much more likely at your age would be conditions such as chondromalacia (wear and tear of the kneecap cartilage) or possibly cartilage wear and tear within the knee joint itself. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation since symptoms have been present for a month. Read more...
Probably not cancer. There are lots of reasons for knee pain, but cancer is very, very unlikely. The most common reason in a sedentary 20 year-old female may be irritation of the back of the patella against the front of the thigh bone, but the only way to tell is by having your doctor examine you and possibly do x-rays. If pain is behind knee, then it may be a thrombosed vein, related to bcpills and needs md. Read more...

How do I get rid of knee pain after running every am?

New shoes. Start with a gait analysis. If you are an under or over pronator and your shoes aren't correcting for it, that could be the cause. Go to a good running shoe store and have them do a gait analysis, it's free. They can recommend shoes and/or orthotics to correct the problem. Read more...

How do I manage knee pain after running?

Running pain. You shouldn't generally have knee pain after running. It may require some investigation, a more gradual approach, or new footwear. Once you have the pain anti-inflammatories, tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice are helpful. Read more...
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...

How to recover quickly from knee pain after running?

Ice and rest. The best thing you can do is to determine the cause of the pain. Then you can start a program to resolve the issue. See an orthopedist. Read more...