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Dr. Bert Bergland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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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

Dr. Bert Bergland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
127K people helped
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. Christopher Crosby
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11 years in practice
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
8M people helped
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I have never had knee problems i had played 6 vball games in 2 days & now i can't straighten my knee while standing without pain what's the problem?

Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
8M people helped
I have never had knee problems i had played 6 vball games in 2 days & now i can't straighten my knee while standing without pain what's the problem?

Meniscus: You need evaluation by orthopedic surgeon. Sounds like you teared your ligaments or meniscus. See the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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What should I do if i can't straighten my knee 1 year after surgery?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
9M people helped
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I can't straighten my knee without pain i can hardly walk or stand must keep the knee slightly bent to prevent pain it just happened suddenly after sit?

Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
9M people helped
I can't straighten my knee without pain i can hardly walk or stand must keep the knee slightly bent to prevent pain it just happened suddenly after sit?

Get it checked : Orthopedic surgeon can tell you if its a significant meniscal tear or loose body causing impingement, that could warrant scope. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
14 years in practice
1M people helped
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
37 years in practice
1M people helped
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I had plica removed along with a chondroplasty now i can't straighten my knee. I was told that I have arthrofibrosis. What is the treatment for that?

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
37 years in practice
1M people helped
I had plica removed along with a chondroplasty now i can't straighten my knee. I was told that I have arthrofibrosis. What is the treatment for that?

Depends.: Arthrofibrosis is scar tissue. Sometimes it will respond to an oral medication called a Medrol Dosepack (prednisone). If that fails, you may need arthroscopic surgery to remove the scar tissue. Keep up with your physical therapy motion exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
1M people helped
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Last night I hurt my right knee. I have a history of patellar tendonitis in the knee. It hurts to put weight on it. I can't straighten my knee. It hurts to bad to try. I went to urgent care they only ace bandaged it. They said it was patellar tendonitis.

Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
1M people helped
Last night I hurt my right knee. I have a history of patellar tendonitis in the knee. It hurts to put weight on it. I can't straighten my knee. It hurts to bad to try. I went to urgent care they only ace bandaged it. They said it was patellar tendonitis.

Need more info: It is hard to determine diagnosis of ur knee pain without being able to examine it and without more information, including description of how u injured ur knee, where ur knee hurts, etc. I suggest taking ibuprofen or naproxen, icing knee 20 min on / 20 min off, and seeing dr if no improvement within next 1-2wks; asap if worse. Take Care! ...Read more

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
796K people helped
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So i had played 6 games of volleyball in a tourney, so now i can't straighten out my knee when i walk, but i can laying down. Whats the problem?

Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
796K people helped
So i had played 6 games of volleyball in a tourney, so now i can't straighten out my knee when i walk, but i can laying down. Whats the problem?

Difficult to say: Without an exam, but could be a meniscal tear, patellar maltracking problem, synovitis, muscle spasm. Being more specific could help. Tell where the pain is, how bad, when do you get it, did you injure the knee, does it catch or lock, has this happened before. ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
129K people helped
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Why can't I straighten my knee after having a subluxation?

Dr. John cuong Doan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
129K people helped
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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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
224K people helped
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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. ?

Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
224K people helped

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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