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Dr. Varun Verma
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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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Dr. Gehrig Harris
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Bert Bergland
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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

Locking knee: Sounds like a condition known as chondromalacia or if you have had a knee injury in the past it could be due to a meniscal tear. Locking of the knee is generally the result of a free body of some kind. You may need an MRI on the knee to make the diagnosis, and an orthopedic consult. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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