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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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What is the definition or description of: Can't straighten knee?

What is the definition or description of: Can't straighten knee?

Can't fully extend:: The inability to completely extend the lower leg at the knee can be temporary or permanent. It can be due to a birth defect, or to a later injury or illness, or immobility. Causes vary and the treatment and outcomes depend on the cause. ...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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I can't bend or straighten my knee w/o it being very painful. It doesn't pop and I can do a squat without it hurting. This came out of no where.?

I can't bend or straighten my knee w/o it being very painful. It doesn't pop and I can do a squat without it hurting. This came out of no where.?

See a doctor: If your knee is not swollen, the inability to straighten it completely or bend it means that something is physically blocking the joint. However, squatting involves bending so I wonder what you mean by "can't bend".

There are a few possibilities but you will need to see a doctor. ...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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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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I don't have health insurance but my knee is hurting. I'm trying to determine if I should just go in and be seen. It hurts to bend and straighten my r?

I don't have health insurance but my knee is hurting. I'm trying to determine if I should just go in and be seen. It hurts to bend and straighten my r?

Knee pain: If you can't bend whether there was trauma or not you need to be evaluated. Could be effusion from lyme/erlichia, inflammaotry arthritis, gout, infection all which require prescriptions and other interventions. When it is just fro mrepetitive motion you usually have preserved function and can bend. ...Read more

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I had tissue damage in my leg and knee last year and still can't use my leg fully. How long does this take to heal my dr said a year but no improvement?

I had tissue damage in my leg and knee last year and still can't use my leg fully. How long does this take to heal my dr said a year but no improvement?

New normal?: Some damage may continue to improve over time, but some people never return fully to their pre-injury state. If you are healthy & fit before an injury, your chances of full recovery are better. ...Read more

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How to straighten knock knees?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to straighten knock knees?

Only surgery: Only surgery can straighten knock knees but is rarely needed. Depends upon symptoms, treatment failure, etc. I rec eval from ortho doc. ...Read more

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What is causing my knee to lock in a bent position and be painful to straighten out? How can I fix it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain behind the knee, if sitting down when straightening the knee it's very painful. What can this be.?

Pain behind the knee, if sitting down when straightening the knee it's very painful. What can this be.?

Baker's Cyst: Oftentimes you can have an outpouching of the synovial membrane that lines the joint. ...Read more

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I have hyperextended knees so what exercises will help hyperextended knees possibly straightening the knee?

I have hyperextended knees so what exercises will help hyperextended knees possibly straightening the knee?

Rest: Try to rest your knees and just do range of motion and stretching exercises and only low impact movement with knees ie walking - no running, jumping. Sometimes working with a physical therapist is often helpful too with recovery. ...Read more

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What's the cause of a knee stuck with pain when trying to straighten it? This randomly occured only once before and left within three days

What's the cause of a knee stuck with pain when trying to straighten it? This randomly occured only once before and left within three days

See a knee doctor: You might have some relaxation from stretching or previous injury to some of the knee ligament that end up causing instability of the knee and possible subluxation that could lead to dislocation which is serious in the knee go and see a knee doctor he will give you appropriate evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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My knee got hit back the opposite way. Is it hyper-extended or is it torn? It has improved a lot in a week. I can bend/straighten it, put weight on it

Improved: It is a good sign that the knee has improved and you can bear weight and function it seems normally. So sounds like a sprain. See how you feel in another week. Sound like almost better ...Read more

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Why can't I straighten my knee after having a subluxation?

Why can't I straighten my knee after having a subluxation?

Your joknt: May still have subluxation or displacement. Or joint effusion which won't allow u to have full range of motion. Please inquire your orthopedic specialist who took care of your knee. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I've been having knee pain only on stairs. Now its constant. I can't bend it or straighten it?

Knee cap problems: Or chondromalcia. The most common symptom of this problem is knee pain that increases when you walk up or down stairs. Simple treatments — such as rest and ice — often help, and motrin, but sometimes physical therapy or even surgery is needed to ease patellofemoral pain. ...Read more