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my left knee hurts when I bend it

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
31 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
IT band friction: Have a trainer assess you for IT band syndrome. A good trainer can "strip" your IT band and show you how to foam roll to prevent it. It causes your kn ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Have an evaluation: You could be experiencing symptoms from a cartilage or meniscal injury in your knee. Seek an evaluation with a knee specialist for a complete look at ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormal : Grinding popping of the knee pain with hurting and walking these are usually signs and symptoms of an internal damage to your kneeare the .usuallymea ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Likely knee cap wear: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See Dr.: Most dr's should be able to help you. Need an exam and a proper history and physical to diagnosis your problem. Could be simple sprain/strain or som ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap tracking: It sounds like you are having problems with knee cap tracking or subluxating. It is common for young females to have loose knee caps that get slightl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Baker's Cyst: Pain behind the knee with fullness and pain suggest a possible baker's cyst. A baker's cyst is a natural outpouching of the knee joint that can get f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Could be arthritis : I have had many patients over the years tell me when it was going to rain based on their various joint pains. It may have something to do with changes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Knee pain: Please have your primary doctor refer you to an Orthopedist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Orthopedic: evaluation is necessary to evaluate the integrity of the joint including an examination, x-rays and possibly an MRI.
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tailbone: It could be broken or you could have damaged a disc in your back which can cause the leg pain. Suggest an initial X-ray and orthopedic evaluation then ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to te ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be: deep vein thrombophlebitis in your leg, so you should see a doctor immediately, especially if you have risk factors. If your symptoms are in both arm ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Possible...?: You need to collect and record when you had bunion surgery, how soon you began right knee hurting, etc. Then, bring those information to see your surg ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
You may have : Strained some of the tendons & ligaments. Hold off push-ups & other wrist stress for a couple of wks, (substitute other arm exercises), then gradually ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: There are several possible causes including issues involving the wrist or more likely a tendinitis known as a de Quervain's tendinitis of the wrist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval.: I don't know how long you have had the hip pain for or if it has been medically evaluated. If it is at all chronic, would encourage you to have it med ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Cartilage, meniscus, arthritis, pica, malalignment...Etc give more info.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Sounds like arthritis---you may want to see your doctor for further treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Any # of diagnosis: This is a difficult problem it requires evaluation by a hand surgeon and should include x-rays the differential diagnosis is from tendonitis to arthri ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mario Hernandez
11 years experience Family Medicine
Patellofemoral pain : Unless you had mechanical injury it is likely patellofemoral pain. See pcp get X-ray to make sure and physical exam. This should resolve with physical ... Read More
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