Knee injury?

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    Sep 05, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Anyone know what's the proper term diagnose for when you ran too hard and fast that you knee hurts the next day, especially when you walk DOWN the stairs.
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    Sep 05, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    thats way to vague of a description. There are certain tests that pertain to different injuries. If this is just pain from the day after and then goes away, i doubt it a 'formal injury'.

    could just be that your not consistent and your knees need to get used to it?

    walking down stairs is much harder to do than going up, biomechanically and requires more strength at a certain range of motion, so my guess is that if it continues to hurt, see a physical therapist.

    depends on where it hurts in the knee to be honest.. could just be simple patella femoral pain
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    Sep 05, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    The pain hurts from the knee joint. It hurts consistently for about 3-4 weeks before I can start running again without any pain. Happened to me twice, once on my left knee after running 20 min INTENSELY on a treadmill and the other was on my right knee after my 21km.

    It hurts most when walking down the stairs, but also after just walking for about 15 mins.
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    Sep 05, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    I've had the same pain before. If it keeps recurring, you may have no choice but to see a doctor.

    How are you treating it? Since the injury is a long term one, I think that the recommended protocol is heat and stretching.
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    Sep 05, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    I did see a doctor before. He said it was probably inflammed, so he gave me anti-inflammatory drug. It hurted even after the whole prescription and I went back. This time he said that I just needed to rest to let my knee heal up.
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    Sep 05, 2011 8:47 AM GMT
    naproxen?
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    Sep 05, 2011 9:26 AM GMT
    ...check it is not osteoarthritis - it can strike at any age - you will need a full scan of the knee to determine if it is..

    ...in the meantime, get onto fish oil and glucosamine to reduce inflammation and prevent further damage...it takes a few weeks to work but is worth it..and it is totally natural
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    Sep 05, 2011 11:19 AM GMT
    There are multiple causes of knee pain such as muscle imbalances or ligament, tendon and cartilage abnormalities. You would need to be examined by a medical professional to make a definitive diagnosis.
    One of the more common causes of anterior knee pain while descending steps or hills is patellofemoral pain syndrome (zsocestar mentioned it in his earlier post), When the cartilage underlying the patella (kneecap) becomes frayed the term used is chondromalachia.

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/991101ap/2012.html
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    Sep 05, 2011 11:20 AM GMT
    Maybe somethings wrong with your knee cap. Chondromalacia patella is a common cause in runners and does specifically happen when you walk down stairs. Its basically blistering of the cartilage in the knee, and can be see with osteoarthritis but unlike arthritis its something the body can repair.

    Definitely rest your knee, and follow up with your general doc. He/she will send you to an ortho if need be.