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Knee feels stiff and tight

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Mild strain: ice and elevate it. If the swelling does not go down or pain develops see your doctor.
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Lateral collateral: Could be a sprain lateral collateral ligament. See a physio for some exercise and stretching . Make sure there is no locking of the knee in which case... Read More

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Maybe spine: The fact that this is in both legs at the same time, in the front and above your knees clues me in that this is either metabolic (like dehydration) or... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See an orthopedist: This sounds like something that may be going on in your spinal column and needs investigation soon. A doctor specializing in back surgery would be goo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: If your knee is stiffening without any relevant preceding activity, locking, causing an abnormal gait, or painful, see your doc for an evaluation. Th... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Have it evaluated: You give no age or pertinent history. How stiff or painful is it? The obvious answer is to see your doctor and obtain an exam and x ray.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cy... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific especially if there is no history of recent injury or sprain. If you obtain no relief after resting the knee, applying c... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
If the knee feels: "tight" on flexion, then it probably has increased fluid in it (effusion) from whatever condition or situation that caused the injury or inflammation ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Effusion: This most likely due to swelling on the knee. The cause of that would most likely be some type of arthritis.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Physical therapy: Should help a lot. Based on your description there is more to the story. Exercise as part of the overall approach should only help. Is it possible th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Synovial cyst: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your father, however, clot or muscle problems are unlikely. He may have an early ... Read More

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