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Knee feels stiff and tight

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 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
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Effusion: This most likely due to swelling on the knee. The cause of that would most likely be some type of arthritis.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
Podiatry 46 years experience
Leg Problems: The question is always where to begin? I am a podiatrist, so we tend to look upwards from the feet. Make sure you are in very stable shoes and orthoti... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Many possibilities: See an orthopedist and have them examine the knee. If there is a correctable problem it is often better to have it addressed before it gets worse. W... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
See ur Dr and get: Checked for autoimmune condition, pinched nerve, nerve inflammation etc. Take care! http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000816.Htm.
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