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tightness in knee when bending

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience Sports Medicine
Diagnosis: Are we sure it is your mcl that is damaged? Is your knee swollen? That can make the joint feel stiff. Have you seen an orthopaedist? Did you have a re ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patellofemoral pain: With your age and no history of injury and w/out any other information or a physical examination the most likely cause of your pain is your kneecap( p ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Possible fluid : Pf pain is classically felt when straighten out the knee from a bent position(coming out of a car or a chair or going downstairs, times when the joint ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Probably not , some swelling not unusual after surgery but let your dr know what's going on.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Early: Swelling after surgery can last a long time, depending on age, weight, gender, etc. So far it sounds like normal post-operative course, but if you're ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Just Right: Some degree of compression aids in the treatment of swelling. Excessive tightness of a wrap at the knee may lead to calf/foot/ankle swelling--all to b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Bakers Cyst: behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses then seek immediate care. rarely a vas ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Tight tendons: A common cause of posterior knee pain in adolescents it having tight hamstrings. As one hits puberty, the bones can grow faster than the tendons and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatol ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience Family Medicine
Fluid: May be fluid in the knee can make you feel tight becuse the space in the joint becom smaller due to valium of the fliud.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Many causes: The first step is to find out why the knee hurts. See your doctor or an orthopedist.

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