Why do my knees hurt going down stairs, but not up?

Often, knee injury is more painful the more we bend or squat. Descending stairs involves more knee flexion than ascending. It also places more stress on the patella (knee cap) which is often the source of pain.

Often, knee injury is more painful the more we bend or squat. Your knees hurt going down stairs but not up because descending stairs involves more knee flexion than ascending. It also places more stress on the patella (knee cap) which is often the source of pain.

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