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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
19 years in practice
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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
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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?

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. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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
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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. Eric Weisman
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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
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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
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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?

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. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
37 years in practice
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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
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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?

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. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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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
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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.

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
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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
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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?

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
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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
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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
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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
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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. ?

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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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Douglas Mund
Board Certified, Rheumatology
41 years in practice
592K people helped
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My knee popped then i had extreme pain in my lower back that has made walking very difficult can't straighten my back? And my knee hurts please help

Dr. Douglas Mund
Board Certified, Rheumatology
41 years in practice
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My knee popped then i had extreme pain in my lower back that has made walking very difficult can't straighten my back?  And my knee hurts please help

Need to see orthopod: When a knee pops as you describe it often indicates an injury or tear to an internal structure like the meniscus. The back pain may be related to the injury but the persistent knee pain may need attention - anti-inflammatories and pt initially but may also need arthroscopic saurgery. ...Read more

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