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why does it hurt to bend my knee

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably weak quads: People with weak quadriceps tend to have problems with knee. The quadriceps are the groups of muscle on top of the thighs. It's known that regular ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many causes,but: Many possibilities. Often related to knee instability. Have knee medial-lateral stability checked. Then ? Rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Chondromalacia: Painful grinding of the knees with bending is usually a sign of a condition known as patellar chondromalacia. This refers to an irregular or rough ca ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
May have: You may have osteoarthritis or other stuctural problems such as a mensical tear. See your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is very difficult to answer without being able to examine the knee. Have your doctor or an orthopedist take a look.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Abrutyn
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patella: Was there trauma? If not, could be from mild arthritis behind your knee cap; also could be from tight muscles, around knee (ie quadriceps, hip flexors ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Trgger thumb: Most of the tome clicking thumb without pain also called trigger thumb if not painful there is no problem and does not require any treatment, but if t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Too general : A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis: You are describing symptoms that fit arthritis, cartilage damage, chondromalacia patellae. You will need to see a doctor for a definite diagnosis of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Need more info: There are many reasons for knee pain. Was there an injury? If not it could be inflammation. Try ice and anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Try moving: While indoors where it is warm before going outside. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/weather_and_pain?page=3.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: These are 2 very vague symptoms and should be worked up by a doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Effusion: It sounds like you have a knee effusion. An effusion is a collection of fluid within the knee joint. It increased the pressure within the joint. As y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: It could be a simple tendinitis, or, something more troublesome, like arthritis. Meniscal tears are very common, as well. You need to see an orthopedi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Meniscus: Hard to tell. Popping by itself without pain is one thing. If it pops and hurts then I would see a doctor. Take some Advil/Aleve till then and ice the ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Crepitus: The sound a moving joint makes is called crepitus. It is often associated with inflammation, pain & joint immobility, which means arthritis. You d ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis: This means that the knee cap and the thigh bone are not smooth like they suppose to, early stage of arthritis.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
47 years experience General Surgery
Ligament: Extending will stretch the ligaments where bending does not. Should see either ortho or local urgernt care or regular doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Cracking Knees: Do they hurt? I would try wrapping, exercise and heat and ice first. See an orthopedist to see if it needs surgical intervention.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several reasons: It may be that when you walk you are putting the toe in a different position or putting more pressure on it than when you just touch it.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Rule out dvt: You need to make sure you don't have a blood clot in this leg. Go to the doctor or ER and they should order a doppler ultrasound. This can be a seriou ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not specific: This is not particularly indicative of any specific condition but that doesn't mean that something is still not wrong. You will need an exam to evalua ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: For your best answer to this one, you need to be seen and examined by your doctor. There are lots of possible causes for pain in your side.

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