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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What does sharp pain below the knee cap indicate?

I am a runner and occassionally when I move my leg at rest a cettain way or when walking down stairs I get a twing that causes a sharp pian below the knee cap. IT can last for a few minutes to a few hours and only happens when I move my leg a certain way after being at rest. It may be sitting at a desk and when I stand uop the discomfort starts or walking down a staircase and one step triggers the pain. I am very active and jog four or five days a week and that does not cause any problem.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for the query, I understand your concern.
You seem to have pain due to patello femoral syndrome... it's out of over use during sports,
The pain & stiffness formed due to over strain can be relieved by- Rest/ change in activity level/ A therapeutic exercise program under observation of a doctor of sports medicine ? orthopedic surgeon- physiotherapist.
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