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Dr. Elise Sadoun
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I can't bend my knee all the way back.?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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I can't bend my knee all the way back.?

Knee problem: Have u injured your knee? May have torn a meniscus with a piece getting caught in the joint space & limiting flexion. Another possibility is a baker's cyst at the back of the knee (unlikely at your age). See your pcp or orthopedics for full knee evaluation & options for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I can't bend my knee all the way back. It also like pops when i jump or do some kind of activities. I don't know what's wrong.?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I can't bend my knee all the way back. It also like pops when i jump or do some kind of activities. I don't know what's wrong.?

It is not normal: For some body in your age you must have mechanical to cause the not to bend, this condition need to be checked by exam and possibly mri. As far as popping when doing activities, the most common cause of it something we call plica in the knee which is remnant of embryonic tissue in the knee if it bother could be taken out. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Fell on the side of my knee. After 3 days, there's still some swelling, mainly on the inside, pain reduced, can't bend back all the way. Concerns?

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Fell on the side of my knee. After 3 days, there's still some swelling, mainly on the inside, pain reduced, can't bend back all the way. Concerns?

Yes: I would recommend an exam by your doctor with possible x ray. Bone, ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage could be damaged. Ice, Tylenol, rest and elevate before seeing your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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About a week ago i fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee. It is still swollen and i can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?

Dr. Herbert Hoover
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About a week ago i fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee.  It is still swollen and i can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?

Could have an injury: Hopefully, your injury is a simple strain and bruise but more serious injuries need be excluded. You should see a physician for an exam and probably an x-ray to check for a fracture of your knee cap. You may need an MRI to look for torn ligaments or cartilage. You should not ignore ongoing symptoms as some injuries require surgical repair to have the best outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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I strained my right knee. Couldn't bend it for 2 days. Got better since but now there's some pain/discomfort on outer and back region of knee. Help?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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I strained my right knee. Couldn't bend it for 2 days. Got better since but now there's some pain/discomfort on outer and back region of knee. Help?

See a doctor: most likely you stretched or injured some of the knee ligament if you have any pain or ant limit of mation it is better to have it examined by a knee doctor this way you can prevent further damages ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Torrente
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My knee clicks when I rest for too long if I don't bend it back it gives way when I walk any help?

Dr. Jason Torrente
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My knee clicks when I rest for too long if I don't bend it back it gives way when I walk any help?

Need Hands On: Get hands on by a sports medicine specialist or orthopedist. Many clicks are often related to patellofemoral tracking issues but also may be meniscal in origin. Patellofemoral tracking disorder can be treated with physical therapy while meniscal tears usually require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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I had a menicus and synovectomy op in jan,still can't bend knee and I'm still in a lot of pain , front and back of knee?

Dr. Philip Miller
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I had a menicus and synovectomy op in jan,still can't bend knee  and I'm still in a lot of pain , front and back of knee?

Ortho/MRI: see your orthopedic surgeon and get a repeat MRI-you waited 9 months with this issue? Why? ...Read more

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