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I have severe pain behind my knee. I can't straighten it without pain, pain is worse at night. Have had MRI and bone scan that came abnormal. biopneg?

I have severe pain behind my knee. I can't straighten it without pain,  pain is worse at night. Have had MRI and bone scan that came abnormal. biopneg?

Hard to say: Hard to say based upon your note. Was the MRI normal or abnormal? If it was abnoal, it should give a good idea of what the problem is. If it was normal, other sources of pain in that area such as neurological or vascular conditions should be sought. ...Read more

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My knee often cracks loudly when straightening, but without pain. Cause for alarm? What is typically the cause of that?

My knee often cracks loudly when straightening, but without pain. Cause for alarm? What is typically the cause of that?

Arthritis: Ther are many potential causes, but Ina 39 year old the most common cause is early degenerative arthritis. When cartilage is healthy, the smooth surfaces glide over each other. As the sugars wear, they become irregular which causes a grating and popping sensation known as crepitance. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...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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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'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

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