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Stiff knee after exercise

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
You should exercise: If you don't stretch and exercise your knees will tend to become more stiff and week. Joint cartilage is nourished through the diffusion of nutrients ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
Hand Surgery 50 years experience
Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis.
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OA most likely: Knee stiffness with acute swelling is not gout, bleeding into the joint, etc. The most common cause is a low grade osteoarthritis.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: This can be anything from osteoarthritis to something inflammatory such as rheumatoid. Without any more details, it is difficult to say what you have... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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dtermine the cause: First of all, you should determine the cause. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologic consultation. Avoid medications if it is not a big issue.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Arthritis, effusion: Arthritis and a simple knee effusion ("water on the knee") or swelling can lead to knee stiffness.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Stretch exercise: Regular stretching and exercise, ice after exercise, occasional nsaids, low impact exercise, avoid deep squats and lunges with knee pain. Hydration is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Number of reasons -: Like an injury to it, bleeding into the joint, or fluid build up from any cause, a fracture of the bones making the knee joint, pulled muscles, strain... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 29 years experience
Arthritis, possibly.: Could be arthritis. If it seems to be worsening then seek medical help. Your PCP can send you for x-rays and refer you to an orthopaedist if neces... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee pain: Stiffness is a hallmark of arthritis, as is pain. Limited range of motion can be caused by arthritis, meniscal or ligament tears, loose bodies, muscle... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
Hand Surgery 50 years experience
Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Stiff Knee: Try an anti inflammatory, plus heat and gentle range of motion exercises. If it is not improving after a few days to a week, see your doc.

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