Knee problems going down stairs

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It doesn't usually hurt to go up stairs, but sometimes it does going down stairs, and even if it doesn't hurt going down stairs, my knees usually feel kinda weak as I go down--shaky, like they can't support alot of weight. I run only twice a week, on pavement and on hilly hiking trails, and I use inserts with good running shoes. Every time I think it's getting better, it comes right back. Maybe I should stop running. I would very much appreciate any suggestions you feel might help me.
I have knee problems and will most likely need a knee replacement on my right knee eventually. Also, I have heard the excuse about *scar tissue.* I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist in Oct. 2007, and it still bothers me and the doctor blamed it on scar tissue. I don't know. I'll be honest, I don't really know what to tell you. I have a lot of joint and muscle pain and other problems with blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
I am sorry about your knee problems. I too have knee problems which were made worse by physical therapy. The one thing I have found that helps me is a good chiropractor treating my knee. Since you are on maternity leave I suggest that you also may want to find a good chiropractor to also treat your back.
We live in a town house so I have to go up and down stairs several times a day. When I'm going up my knees ache and pop it's quite annoying. Going down is not as bad I just seem to have more stiffness.
With constant nagging pain and swelling. And problems kneeling,squatting,bending, and just going up and down stairs. I saw another orthopedic doctor today. He suggests microfracture surgery on my knee. But that entails 6 weeks on crutches, and 3-6 months of PT afterwards. I need to think about that!
Problems with the patellofemoral articulation, the joint between the kneecap and the thigh, frequently present with pain going up and down stairs, and craqcking and popping in the knee. The cause is usually a combination of malalignment of the patellofemoral joint, quadriceps weakness or imbalance, and wear of the cartilage behind the kneecap.
now that ive lost 82 lbs, im having more knee pain than before the surgery. I would occasionally have knee pain when I was extremely overweight whenever going up & down stairs. Now that I ve lost the weight, my knees hurt more often & I have to be careful when stepping up or down stairs, or bending over to pick something up off the floor. Is this because im not working out at all? Im not physically active at all & im wodering if this knee pain is because ive lost a lot of muscle?
I am even going down the stairs on my butt because it hurts so bad. No matter how I move it doesn't help. What can I do to alleviate some of the pain?
In the last few days I've noticed that I can feel something move in the same knee when I walk down stairs. It feels like it's located to the left (outside) of the center of the knee. The right knee doesn't have any issues. There is no pain involved but I'm wondering if I should be taking some sort of action (glucosamine?) to prevent a future problem. Is there a better sub-forum for this issue?
hi my name is karina and am Puerto Rican from new jersey and am 20 years old I have had this pain since I was 15 and I been going through the same thing as u I been a dancer for ten years and I been having knee problems for over 5 years and I don't take meds but I go through a lot of pain I been to so many drs and hospitals and they done so many test on me that they cant fined nothing wrong with me I would rub it with mental and am tired of pills and my knee would get black and blue swell up it
ive noticed when i go down the stairs my knee gets weak and feels like it could give out several weeks later i noticed my knee twitching for about a week. its gotten worse ive ran and hiked and now the pains going from my knee bounces up to my hip then back to my knee to my ankel joint to my toe. its hurting really bad and i dont know whats happenning is this normal?
I went to the chiropractor for the first time to get it fixed and found out I have a slightly crooked pelvis. But, going to the chiropractor for two months the knee problems persisted. I'm an extremely active person. I run, play softball, jump on the trampoline, wrestle with friends, am in marching band, do flips on hard ground, have a heavy backpack, plus more. At any time, I could have injured my knee and not known it.
i am still on crutches after 3 months and in alot of pain. the surgeon has put my problems down to the fact that all my muscles and ligaments are now being pulled in a different direction to the way they have been used to for 40 years. i'm starting to get very worried that i will end up worse that pre op and have a very restricted life style as a result. i have always been an active person, an outdoor girl with my love of horses as a major part of my life.
I have noticed most times it occurs is when i am bending deep with my knee I.e. getting into my car, going down stairs fast, bending down to pick something off the ground. However it does not always happen when I am doing these activities. When the pain starts the only way I have seen to relief the pain is to straighten out my leg. The pain usually lasts for about 15-20 mins and then I am good. Recently I have had a few episodes that make my knee hurt for a couple days.
It seems to run along the edge of the knee cap. At first the pain was only when I walked up and down stairs and had to put all my weight on one knee but now I can hardly extend my knee without getting sharp pains on the inside of the knee. Also, not sure if this is relevant, but there is a painless bruise on the middle of my knee right below my knee cap and I have no idea where it came from. Any ideas?
Having knee pain walking up and down stairs (going UP is worse), or using knees to get myself on/off or up/down anything. I'm 49 years old. My GP found out that I was extremely low in Vitamin D and put me on a high prescripton dose of Vitamin D or 3 months (in 2007), and then supplements afterward. I had also been having problems with my elbows at the time. After about 6 months I could notice a big change in my elbows. It was wonderful not to have that daily pain in my elbows.
Hi, How are you? Pain in the knee traveling down to the calf, without allowing the knee to bend could be due to claudification, baker’s cyst, arthritis and electrolyte imbalances. Also pinching of nerve in the knee can cause such symptoms. But as your reports deny of anything positive, I would suggest that you visit a physician to rule out causes for claudification and electrolyte imbalances. Also, a second opinion from a orthopaedician would be better to assess the condition. Best.
Uneven ground and hot, humid weather are also problems, as well as stairs. My doctor recommended knee replacement for both knees. I am 61, so I'm old enough, but not ready to take this drastic step yet. I'm not afraid of surgery, I've had several in my life. I just don't feel ready to replace a body part. Lately I have been doing better. I still take a glucosamine plus, and also drink one 'Elations' a day. I also take several other vitamins and minerals everyday, including magnesium.
I however felt I was doing fine, I had been off pain pills for 2 weeks and was walking well, going up and down stairs fairly well. All with very minimal pain. Needless to say I had manipulation done a week ago, and after going back to P.T. 2 days later, I am in extreme pain, knee is quite swollen and need to take my pain pills almost every 3- 4 hours. I am unable to sleep through the night without getting up to take a pain pill.
Unfortunately martial arts studies increases my knee pain which has become more or less constant. Climbing stairs and bending/crouching is extremely painful, and my knees grind (you can see and feel the grinding) and pop/lock constantly. I've seen my general practitioner who thinks it is patellofemoral syndrome. Physical therapy did not help and I have a stomach disorder that makes taking NSAIDs very difficult.
I am not a doctor, but i was just wondering..is the pain mostly when you are going down the stairs? your situation sounds really painful- please let me know how it goes. i am in a similar predicament- i am 45 and i feel like i am way too young for all of this arthritis stuff!.
I just wondered if anyone else had problems with their knee locking up or may have some idea of what is going on with my knee.We have some real knowledgeable members so I am looking for some feedback.Thanks Jamie for the kind words.I really don't need any new problems added to what I am already dealing with .You are right about that .This is hurting me really bad today .It almost brings me to tears to try and walk .I am just barely making it back and forth to the bathroom .
hey, well i ended up going to the doctor about my knee pain he sent me to get 6 sessions of physical therapy on my right knee there they gave me laser on the knee, after the 1st session it got alot better now ive had 6 the pain is pretty much gone but i still feel pain when sqatting and going up the stairs. my left knee has started to hurt so he recommended i go to physical therapy again, but this time on both knees.
Gets more pinful if I go up the stairs and less down, and crack when I bend......they feel different. i had no problems and I only go to gym and play tennis from time to time (hobby not competitive).....Can you tell me what is worng. one more thing if it pops then it feels better (usually I tend to crack b my back, knuckles and elbows). Can anyone help me know what is wrong? Should I see a physio or soemone else?
Then a few days later I actually had to kneel to do something and Holy Cow I almost keeled over with the pain. But again it doesn't last long and then it's gone. I can walk, go up/down stairs okay and poking/proding my knee doesn't appear to hurt either. So needless to say it sure would be nice if someone could let us know what's going on.
Now, it doesn’t hurt when I walk, but it hurts when I lean forward and put weight on it while it is bent. Like going down stairs or running. It also popped in ways it never did before. When I put it out in front of me and lock it, the kneecap seems to pop. It doesn’t pop when I am bearing weight on it and lock it. When I have it resting in front of me and I press on the kneecap, it seems to “rock” back and forth, while popping. The other knee does not pop and seems much more secure.
In the last two weeks my knee has become increasingly painful and even sore to the touch on the outside of the knee, I have not injured my knee to my knowledge and do use the stairs and walk on a daily basis. I feel as though I am bothering my surgeon to call and ask him as to what can be causing this yet I am almost back to the amount of pain I had before surgery. I have even gone to taking pain pills so I can sleep or sometimes even function on a daily basis.
Can anyone tell me whether I've set myself up for problems? I couldn't see much use in going to a doctor here, because if I need surgery, I want to have it done at home. Will it be a problem if it takes me a while to get into see the orthopedist, or should I ask to have it considered an emergency? I'm not quite sure how to handle it, especially since the injury is two weeks old now. Thanks in advance for your help.
I am beginning to think the problem is in my knee rather than my hip. I have a difficult time going up the stairs and much more going down. The knee feels weak when I step up and when going down, it hurts across the front of the knee. I am feeling very discouraged and like I will never be able to walk normal again. I have an appt with my OS mid March and I am going to suggest they xray my knee and perhaps try the snyvisc to see if there is any improvement in my ROM.
I began experiencing pain in my left outer knee when climbing stairs. About every other day for about a year, I was climbing up and down stairs,2 to 4 times each, equivalant to about three stories.I fell about 2 feet off a platform at work and was jarred quite a bit, it hurt for awhile then the pain went away. I now have left groin pain that radiates to the outer left knee. The groin pain is constant with a burning sensation. No problems when lifting leg straight up.
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