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Sudden Knee Pain Without Injury
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
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
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
Sudden knee pain; noticeable swelling; no injury; just below r kneecap follows around to the inside side of knee and goes behind knee. What can it be?
Pain followed by : Swelling means injury/tear.C ur doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
Knee pain from PFPS for years; better after plica removal. Am I prone to knee injury? Is it safe to play rugby without higher risk of knee injury?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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