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15 Aug 2007

painful knee
Good afternoon,

I am 31, weigh 68 and I have been batteling with my left knee for about 4 months. I cycle often but have not been on my bike for around 5 months. If I bend my knee for 2 or 3 minutes, when I straighten it I have an intense pain behind my knee cap. I have no discomfort when walking or when riding my bike.

Could you assist as to what it may be?
Answer 354 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Darryl
You may have patello femoral pain syndrome (
or inflammation of the bursa underneath the patella. You can let your GP confirm this and refer you to a biokineticist for strenghtening of certain muscles around the knee, and prescribe some anti-inflammatories to take.
Dr B
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