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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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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

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My knee is hurting and it's hard to bend or straighten it. I didn't fall or anything. It just started when I got in the car. Any ideas?

My knee is hurting and it's hard to bend or straighten it. I didn't fall or anything. It just started when I got in the car. Any ideas?

Knee pain.: You can tweak the knee from simply turning (torque) it the wrong way, such as turning on a planted foot as you get into a car. If this pain persists beyond one week, then you should visit a doctor and get some testing, such as an MRI. ...Read more

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Can instability in the knee be fixed without surgery? I have a -11 knee flex ion. I can't seem to straighten it especially when standing

Can instability in the knee be fixed without surgery? I have a -11 knee flex ion. I can't seem to straighten it especially when standing

Instability: Instability due to mechanical symptoms such as cartilage damage or acl tears typically require surgery. Instability due to weakness should recover with exercise. ...Read more

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The bottom part of my knee hurts after basketball and I can't put weight on my knee, bend it, or straighten it out all the way. It is swollen

The bottom part of my knee hurts after basketball and I can't put weight on my knee, bend it, or straighten it out all the way. It is swollen

Need to be examined: When you have swelling and trouble bending it, you may have injured an internal structure in the knee. The inability to straighten it could be damage to your knee cartilage (meniscus) as well as your inability to put weight on it. You will need an exam to evaluate your ligaments (ACL, MCL, LCL) and to see if the swelling is from the joint. ...Read more

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I can't bend or straighten my knee all the way without pain. If I sit down, it is difficult to try and straighten my leg to stand. I can't kneel either?

I can't bend or straighten my knee all the way without pain. If I sit down, it is difficult to try and straighten my leg to stand. I can't kneel either?

Many possibilities.: This could be a number of issues depending on what other symptoms you have. I would want to know if the knee is swollen, red or warm? How long have you had it? And is it all the time, or does it come and go? ...Read more

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I twiste my knee, it hurts on the inside it has swelling it hurts a lot so I am limping I can't straighten it I tried I heard a grinding noise any idea?

See the doctor: There are a couple of possibilities, including a torn cartilage, loose body or problems with the surface of the lining cartilage. Particularly if you can't fully straighten your knee, you should see an orthopedic surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more