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Persistent Unknown Knee Problem

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  • Posted By: heathernoname
  • September 29, 2009
  • 06:32 AM

Hello,

I have this persistent ache in my knees, my right knee more than my left. The ache never fully goes away, but is barely noticeable when I'm sitting or walking. However, when I run or go up stairs, or even take a brisk walk, my knees start burning and aching. They even creak when I get up on a winter morning.

I've had X-ray's taken, but they don't show any signs of bone disease or any physical abnormality. So it can't possibly be arthritis, osteoporosis, or another common thing.
The doctor's I've seen don't have any clue what it might be and just prescribe me anti-inflammatory pills and Tylenol. The anti-inflammatory pills do nothing and the Tylenol just temporarily help. I haven't been diagnosed with anything.

I've had this problem for 7-8 years now.

I'm going to another doctor soon, and I'd like to try suggesting something to test for.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Heather. Age 19.

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  • Hello,I have this persistent ache in my knees, my right knee more than my left. The ache never fully goes away, but is barely noticeable when I'm sitting or walking. However, when I run or go up stairs, or even take a brisk walk, my knees start burning and aching. They even creak when I get up on a winter morning. I've had X-ray's taken, but they don't show any signs of bone disease or any physical abnormality. So it can't possibly be arthritis, osteoporosis, or another common thing.The doctor's I've seen don't have any clue what it might be and just prescribe me anti-inflammatory pills and Tylenol. The anti-inflammatory pills do nothing and the Tylenol just temporarily help. I haven't been diagnosed with anything.I've had this problem for 7-8 years now.I'm going to another doctor soon, and I'd like to try suggesting something to test for.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thank you,Heather. Age 19.Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome its not unusual in young women
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    • September 29, 2009
    • 08:12 AM
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