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Knee pain while descending steps

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  • Posted By: Kevin0506
  • April 3, 2008
  • 09:48 PM

I suffered what the Orthopaedic surgeon diagnosed as a rotational injury to my right knee. He felt PT would solve this over time. I have good strength in both legs. I work out with a weight trainer and also do cardio but I have to be careful because using the treadmill causes a lot of soreness in my right knee. If I try to descend stairs slowly by standing on my right leg, extending my left over the next step down and slowly lowering my weight I can get about half way before my back of my right knee hurts alot and I can tell I can not support or stabilize my weight fully on my right knee. This exercise was given to me by my PT. She said she would rather break a bone then suffer any tendon or ligament damage around the knee. Any idea on what the real cause of my pain is and if anyone else has experience with this ?

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