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Q: I experience knee pain when I climb the stairs. I cannot move immediately when I stand up after sitting for some hours. Also, when I exercise, there is audible 'creaking sound' when I move my knees. Does this imply that my cartilage is wearing off? Will sports aggravate my condition?

A: Your knee pain is caused by excessive pressure between the kneecap (patella) and the front of the thighbone (femur). When we walk and stand, the pressure here is...