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Greenville, KY
A 27-year-old male asked:

some years ago i twisted my knee. since then it refuses to straighten out. i can pop it if i kick it out to the side. and sometimes its very stiff.

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Uk: Try going to uk sports clinic. You may have torn a ligament and the scar formed prevents full extension. An MRI may be ordered. Then it's possible that physical rehabilitation or other procedures. Go cats!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

I twisted my knee and now can't move it. Is it broken?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Probably not: The tightness in the joint is more likely due to swelling deep inside the joint. It is possible that you have simply sprained or strained the knee and with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc) it will impove on its own. If not, or for severe, worsening pain, don't wait - see a doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I think i twisted my knee. Can i heal it myself?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Ortho eval needed: If your pain and swelling do not resolve within days, or if you feel unstable as though your knee may buckle or give out, you should seek a thorough knee examination by your physician or an orthopaedic surgeon. Xrays and even an MRI will potentially supplement an initial examination to clearly elucidate the nature and full degree of damage.
Canada
A 23-year-old female asked:

I twisted my knee a few weeks ago and it still hurts to jog or even climb stairs on. Any idea why its taking so long to heal and how i can heal it?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Have internal injury: You may have internal knee joint injury. You will need an evaluation to clarify why you have a persistent problem. This can be a ligament, cartilage or bone injury. Knee quadriceps exercises will help but you need a definite diagnosis.
Reedsburg, WI
A male asked:

I twisted my knee and it is swollen. What should I do?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Swollen Knee: This could be anything from a torn meniscus to a simple sprain. It may require draining, surgery, or simply ice. Please see your doctor. He/she will let you know. Peace and good health.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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