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Twinge in left knee while climbing steep stairs or hills, feels tender. Reason ?

Every now and again, particularly when climbing steep stairs or hills, I get a twinge in my left knee and it feels like it will buckle, it seems to be happening more frequently, but the right knee is fine. Last weekend it was quite bad and the knee felt quite tender, also the bones in my toes/left foot felt a little painful, though they seem fine now.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Occurence of sudden, sharp and localised pain in the knee joint suggests Intra articular pathology (some problem in the soft tissues inside the joint).
This could be propably due to Meniscal lesion (shock absorber inside the joint) or due to crushing of infra patellar fat pad (Hoffa's disease) during knee motion.
Inorder to diagnose these conditions, MRI scan is mandatory.
So i suggest you to consult an orthosurgeon and follow his advice.
Hope this helps
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Raghuram's  Response
Hi !
From your history it appears to be case of osteoporosis. It would have been better if you had mentioned your age . Your condition can be improved by taking calcium supplements which would strengthen your bones.For your pain and tenderness in the knee you can use diclofenac gel.
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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