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A year i dropped a metal shelf on my knee and since it's been severe pain daily. I can't straighten or bend my leg fully or support my weight, ideas?

A year i dropped a metal shelf on my knee and since it's been severe pain daily.  I can't straighten or bend my leg fully or support my weight, ideas?

Go and see a doctor: 'A year'? Or yesterday? Regardless, if you can't support your weight - you should go and see a doctor. You may require imaging like an xray. ...Read more

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Hi.. My both knee unable to bend fully.. Can only straighten n bend 90 deree .. Is this part of arthritis n also I have gout?

Hi.. My both knee unable to bend fully.. Can only straighten n bend 90 deree .. Is this part of arthritis n also I have gout?

Let me explain: It sound to me you have bad case of gout in early age, you may have a family history of it. Also you have something else. My advise to you to see rheumatologist in your area to manage that condition and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Fluid build up in knee, quite large with a lot of pain, once drained it fills up again in a few days. Cannot straighten leg fully. MRI soon, thoughts?

Fluid build up in knee, quite large with a lot of pain, once drained it fills up again in a few days. Cannot straighten leg fully. MRI soon, thoughts?

Arthritis problem: Arthritis is a very general term that just means inflammation of a joint and that is exactly what you have. It could be from infection, trauma, neoplasm or autoimmune-type(rheumatoid) but, you really should not have any of these problems at the age of 21. You have an MRI scheduled and your doctor will no doubt order lab studies on the fluid. Take it easy until results come back. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I popped locked knee and can't straighten it out, what to do?

I popped locked knee and can't straighten it out, what to do?

Get knee evaluated: If your knee has locked, it could be due to a tear. Have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How come i can't straighten the knee when I am standing up? It is painful to move it straight. I seem to have a lot of grinding and locking of the knee

How come i can't straighten the knee when I am standing up? It is painful to move it straight. I seem to have a lot of grinding and locking of the knee

Knee locking: You may have a few things going on...A torn meniscus with an unstable fragment, loose cartilagenous or bony body, inflamed synovial tissue, underlying arthritis with bone spurs present, an acute inflammatory condition such as gout or pseudo gout. Grinding of the knee is usually due to chondromalacia of the patella or trochlea. ...Read more

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I twisted my right knee some years back and has given me problems every since! it sometimes buckels without warning and it pops, and can't straighten?

I twisted my right knee some years back and has given me problems every since! it sometimes buckels without warning and it pops, and can't straighten?

You most likely have: A meniscal tear and all your symptoms, that you describe, are typical for such a problem. The knee buckling under you is a dangerous situation, as it makes you fall and can result in broken bones or other injuries. You need to see an orthopod to get evaluated/investigated and most likely will require a scope surgery to be treated. ...Read more

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What should I do if i can't straighten my knee 1 year after surgery?

What should I do if i can't straighten my knee 1 year after surgery?

See your orthopedist: What exactly was the surgery? If the knee contracture is mild then physical therapy may help. If it is more severe then i would speak with the orthopedist. ...Read more

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