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    Why does my knee hurt when I walk down stairs?

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    Jane Watson

    Physiotherapist

    Jane Watson is a leading physiotherapist based in the Upper North Shore servicing locations like Wahroonga, Pymble, Turramurra, Gordon, Thornleigh and surrounding suburbs. Jane's approach … View Profile

    The most like cause is patella tendinopathy. The cause can be due to some mal alignment of the patella due to some tightness of lateral structures of the knee, and/or some weakness in the quads muscle.

  • Sandra McFaul

    Physiotherapist

    Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain or neck pain? Based in SYDNEY, Sandra is 1 of ONLY 15 Physiotherapists in Australia with ADVANCED … View Profile

    As Jane mentioned above, you may have a patella tracking problem. 

    The general principles of treatment are:
    streching
    strengthening eexercises

    You may also also have to strengthen around your hips (hip abductor muscles) as this may be contributing to poor alignment of your legs.
    Hope this helps…

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