Do you know what may be causing the pain in my knees?

@disvachic (10123)
United States
April 4, 2008 11:38am CST
Lately for the past month I've been having pain in my knees.They only hurt when I go up and down the stairs or if I have to bare weight on them to stand up or get in the car.When I squat down they hurt.My doctor's appointment is next week on the 9th.Have any idea what may be causing this pain?Have you ever had knee pain like this or know anybody that has?
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@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
4 Apr 08
Hi disvachic, there are many different thing that can cause the pain in your knees, the best thing is to let your doctor check you out. My doctor put me on a cholesterol medication called Vytorin and it messed up the joints in my knees and elbows so bad that I could not even walk up and down the stairs, I could not bend down or even stand too long. I was in so much pain until I stopped the medicine and it all disappeared. I had him put me on something else. That one medicine just messed me up terribly, it works differently on everyone and it wasn't good for me.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I am sorry to hear about your bad experience with that medicine.I hope you are better now.I'm definitely going to the doc next week.
@howard96h (11663)
• New York, New York
4 Apr 08
Thank you, it was amazing how it all disappeared after I stopped the medicine. Some people don't realize that even medicines can cause some bad side effects. Good luck with your doctor's appointment. Keep us informed.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
it really is and thank you so much
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
5 Apr 08
It may be Arthritis from some old injuries that you have. I know for me, my weight causes my legs and knees to hurt at times. I also have tendonitis from old injuries. They tend to really act up with the weather. I take Ibuprophen, it seems to work very well for the pain.
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I've tried taking pain medicine nothing seems to help.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
5 Apr 08
Ask your doctor about a cortizone shot. That's what I have to have for the tendonitis in my knee.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I will mention it to him.thanks
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Hi disvachic. You could of strained the ligaments around the knees maybe. Have you done any vigorous exercising lately? I hope it isn't anything serious my friend and glad you're getting it checked! keep us updated ok?
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
NO maddysmommy but Since the pain i've been trying to exercise on my health rider to see if it helps but it doesn't.I will you posted.My grandmother says my doctor might send me to therapy.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Physiotherapy would be the best if it's just strained ligaments or something pulled. I've had a lot of injuries while playing sports and majority of the time, physio always helped. Oh, do you notice any swelling around the knee?
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
naw I havent noticed any swelling @ all so I dont know what the problem is
• United States
7 Apr 08
I am having problems with mine lately. I believe it may be a touch of arthritis, but not certain just yet. I have to see a doctor in May and will have her check my knees then. I stand for most of the day and rarely sit. The pain in my knees is more evident when I walk up stairs and not so much going down.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Mine is both going up and down the stairs.Goodluck at your doctor's visit.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
gosh it could be anything, it is hard to say, maybe even the weather.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
7 Apr 08
time will tell.take care
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 08
Well my Daughter has a lot of trouble with her Knees but we know what that is down to I really don't know what could be causing it but please do let me know how you get on Sweetie
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I will keep you informed gabs
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
4 Apr 08
It sounds like you might be getting that darn Arthritis. Have you injured you knees, fell on the ice or something. I fell a few months ago, there was ice on the sidewalk. I went down hard on my knees, they still hurt. It does take time for your knees to heal. I know of people having problem with the cartiledge in their knees. Our knees do take a beating everyday. Good luck I hope its nothing serious and they get to feeling better soon.
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
same thing 34momma said but no polly I havent fell or injured my knees.Well when I go to the doctor I will post a discussion.He probably will refer me to a specialist.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
4 Apr 08
you may have arthrist. that's what it sounds like to me. now i am not a doctor and you better make sure you get your appointment. I have not seen you around either site much lately, how are things going with you?
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
4 Apr 08
oh definitely.things have been kinda hectic but i know they are going to get better.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Apr 08
probably not enough information to go on but I can tell you what has effected my own knees. my knees pain me when the weather is humid, impending rain etc. my knees ache me from arthritis. I carry a bit of extra weight which has also affected my knees. When I was a teen I popped my patella out of socket and a bit down my leg, this tore on the ligaments and tissues surrounding the knee cap as well. it took a good long while to heal - and I think in my old age that pain is revisited frequently.
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