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Is it normal for the back of the knee to feel little puffy upon touch if it’s same on both sides? No noticeable pain. Thanks

Is it normal for the back of the knee to feel little puffy upon touch if it’s same on both sides? No noticeable pain. Thanks

Not unconmon: The back of your knee should be soft. The area contains your hamstring muscles and your synovium. This is the popliteal space. Soft is normal. ...Read more

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Knock Knees (Definition)

-when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the ...Read more


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My knees.Swell why.?

My knees.Swell why.?

Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.) , degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more

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My knees are pain ful ?

My knees are pain ful ?

Assessment : Multiple possible causes. Needs assessment to determine cause. Please see your Family Doctor ...Read more

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Why are my knees so rough?

Why are my knees so rough?

Iregular cartilage: Rough usually means crepitation which has multiple causes, the irregularity is the end result very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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Experiencing weaker knees?

Experiencing weaker knees?

Strengthen: Many conditions can lead to weakness, from nerve problems to muscle weakness, etc. Be examined by a doctor and may need strengthening and physical therapy. Might need diagnostic tests if the weakness is significant. ...Read more

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Why are my knees super hot?

Why are my knees super hot?

See a doctor: For an evaluation. An auto immune or infectious process may be the cause. ...Read more

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How do you lock your knees?

Full extension: Knees are traditionally in a locked position when they are fully extended. ...Read more

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Why do golfers get bad knees?

Why do golfers get bad knees?

Twisting and loading: Golfing requires a fair amount of twisting movements. If you walk a hilly course, this can make your knees sore. However, the literature on injury patterns does not identify golf as a sport that has a higher than normal proportion of knee injuries although it can happen, especially in golfers with slightly abnormal knees to start. ...Read more

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I have a disease of the knees?

I have a disease of the knees?

See a doctor: There are many kinds of problems that can occur with knees. See your primary care doctor first and he or she can refer you to an orthopedist if needed. ...Read more

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My knees feel hot,what is this?

My knees feel hot,what is this?

It could be arthriti: This could be arthritis. It depends on whether there is swelling in the joint whether there is inflammation the joint was The kneewarm for another reason. You can see your physician and decide whether you need to see a rheumatologist to clarify the warmth ...Read more

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What means if my knees are hot?

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
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What means if my knees are hot?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a pain in the knees?

What causes a pain in the knees?

Many causes: Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, chondromalasia, medial or lateral meniscus tear, collateral ligament tear, intra-articulate hemorrhage from trauma or bleeding disorders, joint effusion, and osgood schlater syndrome. ...Read more

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How can I keep my knees healthy?

How can I keep my knees healthy?

Exercise: Weight bearing exercise such as walking, cycling or swimming and weight loss are the best methods of keeping joints health. ...Read more

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What can cause really hot knees?

What can cause really hot knees?

Inflammation: A "hot" knee would be a sign of inflammation within the knee joint. Inflammation can cause not only heat, but pain, swelling and sometimes redness. Recommend an orthopaedic consult for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to lighten extreme dark knees?

How to lighten extreme dark knees?

Citrus fruits: You can use orange or lemon peels. It's acidity promotes exfoliation of skin. Whitening creams such as hydroquinone, kojic acid and arbutin can be used. See your dcotor for prescriptions. ...Read more

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Could bad knees cause back issues?

Could bad knees cause back issues?

Yes and vice versa: Weakness of the quadricpeps due to nerve root impingement can cause quadricep muscle weakness and lead to knee injury. Compensating for a bad knee can lead to back injury. ...Read more

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What causes your knees to give out?

Dr. Rose Wynn Dr. Wynn
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What causes your knees to give out?

Several conditions: Knees can give out for various reasons, from ligament tears, to nerve problems, to pain-related issues. Be examined by a dr, especially if you had an injury or pain with the buckling/giving out. ...Read more

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Is daily thread mill bad for knees?

Is daily thread mill bad for knees?

Not really: Low impact exercises are typically recommended for patients with knee problems. Treadmills are typically higher impact than a stationary bike or elliptical machine. Nowadays, most treadmills are well cushioned and may lessen impact, but if the work out does not bother you, then it should be ok to exercise in this fashion. ...Read more