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What should I do to help/fix knee pain about a year after injury?

What should I do to help/fix knee pain about a year after injury?

You probably can't: You did not mention the nature of the injury but chronic knee pain that persists a year after the injury needs to be reevaluated. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

Check out your feet: The foundation for good Biomechanics is the foot. See a Podiatrist for a good pair of functional orthotics if you are pronating. Don't trust the shoe salesman or the trainer or the guys in the gym for a problem that might be with you all of your life. ...Read more

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I have right knee pain no injury no turning?

I have right knee pain no injury no turning?

May need eval.: It's hard to say what's going on without more information. How long has the pain been present? Is there any visible swelling, warmth, or redness? Is there locking or giving way? Are there other symptoms such as rash, fever, diarrhea, etc? Are any other joints involved? If the problem is new and the answer to the other questions is no, I would try a little rest and simple pain medicine. ...Read more

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Knee pain and possible injury from twisting in tennis. Should I stretch first?

Knee pain and possible injury from twisting in tennis. Should I stretch first?

Depends: If you just twisted your knee during tennis and cannot continue then i would ice the knee, wrap it and elevate it. If the pain passes quickly and you can run, plant and pivot to hit balls then yes by all means stretch a little first. Do not continue if there is any lingering pain because you might cause further injury. Ice and elevate for any swelling, should resolve my morning. See dr if persist. ...Read more

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would it be possible to hyperextend a knee if the injury occurred before? The symptoms are knee pain, swelling and warmth.

? Yes: if u hyperextended you knee before and had symptoms ( pain , seelling, 'looseness feeling') than the chances are definitely higher of it happening again; esp. if u are 'loose jointed' to begin with and then tore your ACL... See an experienced orthopedic surgeon for examination and diagnosis . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

I've been having serious knee pain no injury hurts to bend hurts wen straight hurts wen laying down I can't bend without being in pain hurts so bad?

Get it checked: Severe knee pain with motion in a 39 yo is often a sign of a structural problem within the knee. Often a torn and displaced meniscus fragment will cause pain with simple range of motion. An orthopedist will likely order XRs and an MRI to definitively diagnose the problem. Seek treatment soon as a displaced (bucketed) meniscus should be treated urgently. ...Read more

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I have knee pain that flairs up when I keep it bent too long. It started months ago, after a knife injury to the knee. Is knee pain like this serious?

I have knee pain that flairs up when I keep it bent too long. It started months ago, after a knife injury to the knee. Is knee pain like this serious?

Knee pain: How serious was the knife injury? May have tendon /ligament or meniscus /cartilage damage or bone edema . May benefit from MRI to check anatomy. Unresolved deficits over a long term like decades could cause issues. f/u/ w/ urgent care /doc/ ...Read more

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19mo old complains of daytime knee pain. Mostly in the tub or in high chair. Sudden and severe. No known injury. Other than growth what could this be?

19mo old complains of daytime knee pain. Mostly in the tub or in high chair. Sudden and severe. No known injury. Other than growth what could this be?

Uncertain see peds: You need to see your pediatrician to see if your child needs a rheumatology or orthopedic evaluation. Since she is otherwise active and has no other limitations I suspect it is physiologic and no inflammatory joint disease. Even though the pain is in the knee sometimes hip problems can radiate to the knee. ...Read more

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Sudden left knee pain with no injury or swelling. What could be wrong?

Sudden left knee pain with no injury or swelling. What could be wrong?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more