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Pain in knees when climbing stairs, walking. Need surgery?

I have been in a lot of pain with my right knee and had a cortzone shot in the right knee 3 days before Thanksgiving of last year. A week and a half went by and all of a sudden had terrible pain in left knee and then the right one started to hurt. Am feeling both knees popping and pain in both knees every time I climb stairs or do much walking am going to a specialist this Friday but want to know if both knees are bad and need surgery is it possible to have both done at the same time and what are the pro s and con s of having it done on both??
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.
You might be suffering from patellar tendinitis or chondromalacia patellae, which causes pain in your knee when you try to climb the stairs. This type of knee pain related to overuse or physical activity.

Slight modifications in your life style can help.

- Do regular knee exercises (quadriceps and hamstrings).
- Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterwards. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.
- Lose weight if you are overweight. Every pound that you are overweight puts about 5 extra pounds of pressure on your knee cap when you go up and down stairs.
- If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).
- Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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