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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?

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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so i get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

I have chrons and don't know if this has anything connected to chrons, but every month or so i get very painful joint pain, ankles, knees, fingers?

Can be related: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease that just does not affect your GI tract. It has been associated with a sero-negative arthritis similiar in many respects to rheumatoid arthritis. Have your doctor get you a consultation with a rheumatologist to confirm and aid in your complex treatment. ...Read more

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I have patelofemoral pain syndrome. Is it normal that some nights my knees feel uncomfortable (not really painful) in bed so i can't keep them still?

I have patelofemoral pain syndrome. Is it normal that some nights my knees feel uncomfortable (not really painful) in bed so i can't keep them still?

Possibly: One of the things that can occur in patellafemoral syndrome is the development of arthritis on the undersurface of the patella. In general, patients with arthritis do have more pain and stiffness when the joint is immobile. The other possibility is that you also have another condition such as restless leg syndrome. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?

May be polyarthritis: The swelling of the ankles is not as specific as swelling of the joints. the amount of pain you're having needs to be clarified with the swelling. You'll need an evaluation by a rheumatologist to clarify this clinical picture ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! but with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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