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Doctor insights on: Behind The Knee Pain When Bending

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

Many things.: There are many entities that can cause pain when flexing and extending the knee. It's hard to be specific without an exam. see an orthopedic knee specialist, who can evaluate you. ...Read more

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What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

See details: Have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain and the treatment options. ...Read more

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I have lumbar deg discs.have knee pain when bending knee and instability. could this be related?

I have lumbar deg discs.have knee pain when bending knee and instability.  could this be related?

Not likely: Disc problems can cause nerve pain that radiates down the leg, including over the knee; but they don't usually cause problems with motion or stability in the knee. The main exception to this is if there is such severe nerve compression that atrophy and weakness in the muscles occur, then the knee can feel unstable secondary to weakness. ...Read more

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Knee pain from sitting/standing at work. Nothing vigorous or no bending or twisting. Possibilities?? Suggestions?? Thanks

Arthritis, get eval: At 76 yo, unless there is diabetes, the most common problem is degenerative joint disease, arthritis. See an orthopedist for X rays and manual examination. Injections, physical therapy, topical and oral options can offer significant relief. Get going! ...Read more

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What can be cause for lateral posterior knee pain while bending the knee?

Lateral meniscaltear: Could be a meniscus tear, the cushion between the thigh bone and shin bone. See a sports medicine trained orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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My knee felt funny now it hurts i just when straighting it pop like a gun shot and when bending the knee pain is almot unbearable?

My knee felt funny now it hurts i just when straighting it pop like a gun shot and when bending the knee pain is almot unbearable?

Have it evaluated: Have it evaluated by a professional. Depending on the severity of the injury treatment options include: bracing, casting, physical therapy, injections, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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