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knee pain when climbing stairs

Knee Pain When Climbing Stairs

Many conditions can cause knee pain when stair climbing. Pain in the front of the knee/knee cap is a common complaint from knee pain suffers when they climb or descend a set of stairs. Stair climbing places additional stress on injured knee tissues such as tendons and cartilage. View the top 3 causes of Knee Pain Going Up Stairs Patellar Tendinitis Patellar tendinitis can cause knee pain when climbing stairs. Patellar tendinitis is a painful condition and can be debilitating. The patellar tendon connects the patella ( knee cap ) with the larger bone of the shin ( tibia ). A significant amount of stress is placed on the patellar tendon during activities that require repetitive sprinting and jumping movements. Typically, patellar tendinitis is associated with overuse. Common signs and symptoms include: Pain where the patellar tendon joins the kneecap Knee stiffness Knee pain/stiffness when squatting or climbing/descending stairs Cracking sounds in the knee when the knee is bent ( […]

knee pain causes

Knee Pain Causes

Even though the knee is a fairly small part of the body, it’s frequent use and central, load-bearing position means it is one of the most common sources of pain in the human body. There are many causes of pain, but we’ve listed some of the more common ones below.   Knee Pain Cause #1: Arthritis Arthritis is one of the most common cause of pain in the knee. There are six different types of arthritis that tend to cause knee pain. They are: Gout Osteoarthritis Post-traumatic Arthritis Pseudogout Rheumatoid Arthritis Septic Arthritis   Knee Pain Cause #2: Injury A common cause of knee pain is injury due to heavy use or mis-use. Physical activities such as sports and work can often cause an injury, either through over-use or through twisting or applying weight on the knee at an unsual ankle. Being overweight also places an unnatural amount of strain on the knee and makes you far more suseptible to […]