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I cant bend my knee back all the way without a clicking feeling and I cant bend down on my knee its swollen it hurts if I stand or sit to long the pain goes all the way to my hip and sometimes down to my ankle doesn't hurt when I touch it only when I move

I cant bend my knee back all the way without a clicking feeling and I cant bend down on my knee its swollen it hurts if I stand or sit to long the pain goes all the way to my hip and sometimes down to my ankle doesn't hurt when I touch it only when I move

Cartilage damage?: You could have an internal derangement that is causing your clicking and pain. If you haven't had it checked out yet, see an orthopedic specialist. He will need to know when the clicking occurs and what things make your knee feel worse. You may need x-rays and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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About a week ago I fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee. It is still swollen and I can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?

About a week ago I fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee. It is still swollen and I can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?

Could have an injury: Hopefully, your injury is a simple strain and bruise but more serious injuries need be excluded. You should see a physician for an exam and probably an x-ray to check for a fracture of your knee cap. You may need an MRI to look for torn ligaments or cartilage. You should not ignore ongoing symptoms as some injuries require surgical repair to have the best outcome. ...Read more

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My knees hurts for 5 days now but it is not swollen sometime the pane stop and then it start back.

My knees hurts for 5 days now but it is not swollen sometime the pane stop and then it start back.

Many causes: Try ice or heat to the knees and an OTC NSAID and if not better see yur doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my left knee hard today now its swollen and I can't bare weight on it or bend it the pain is on the right side of my knee should I be concerned?

I hit my left knee hard today now its swollen and I can't bare weight on it or bend it the pain is on the right side of my knee should I be concerned?

Reasonable concern: If you truly cannot bend the knee or bear weight then the injury is sufficient to be concerned.

Whether or not you need immediate attention would be impossible to say based on limited information. Often one can elevate, ice and rest for 48-72 hrs to see if it improves.

One reason to seek medical attention would be if there was an open wound associated with the injury.

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I run about 2 miles daily. The inside of my left knee started hurting. Now hurts if I bend and is swollen.?

I run about 2 miles daily. The inside of my left knee started hurting. Now hurts if I bend and is swollen.?

Meniscus tear?: The description of your pain is concerning for a meniscus tear.
This is a tear of the cartilage ring on the inside of the knee. These tears commonly cause swelling and pain.
If it persists, it is worth getting a MRI to evaluate for a tear that may require further treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I scraped my knee on concrete and its now swollen and I cant move with out it hurting. What do I do I think it may be infected?

Hi I scraped my knee on concrete and its now swollen and I cant move with out it hurting. What do I do I think it may be infected?

Abrasion of knee: This type of injury can lead to deeper infection and swelling of the patellar bursa (fluid sack around the knee cap). If there is redness and warmth, antibiotics are crucial to avoid spreading. Drainage and use of a steroid injection for an inflamed bursitis can speed up the healing if not infected. ...Read more

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I've not been able to bend my knee without it hurting and now my knee and above it is swollen and its hurting when I walk. What could this be?

I've not been able to bend my knee without it hurting and now my knee and above it is swollen and its hurting when I walk. What could this be?

Knee pain: Knee pain/swelling after trauma can be injury to cartilage/tendon/ligament or even bone. Without injury, inflammatory issues such as arthritis/synovitis/chondromalacia patella may be a cause. See an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen knee for about a month now. Very sniff when I first wake up and hard to bend an straighten. Had X-ray but said it was fine.

I have had a swollen knee for about a month now. Very sniff when I first wake up and hard to bend an straighten. Had X-ray but said it was fine.

Lab workup: If this occurred without trauma you should have a collagen vascular disease (including lupus or rheumatoid arthritis) work up that your own physician or internist can do. Only see a surgeon if a work up is negative and your internist refers you. ...Read more

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Swollen feet for a week at the end of day. Last 2 days it won't go away and its now all the way to knees. Feel very tired and low back pain Any advice?

See a doctor now: You need to see a doctor now than later. You are retaining fluid that can be due either to kidney or heart disease. ...Read more

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I fell on my left knee last night on a concrete floor, and now it is swollen, stiff, and hurts when I bend it. Should I see a doc or just use rice?

I fell on my left knee last night on a concrete floor, and now it is swollen, stiff, and hurts when I bend it. Should I see a doc or just use rice?

Can you walk on it?: If you can not walk on that leg (putting full weight on it with each step), or if you can't bend the knee to 90 degrees, or if the knee cap is tender when you touch it, you probably need an xray. Otherwise you can probably wait a few days. Either way, rice would be helpful. ...Read more

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So I hurt the back of my knee lifting something heavy hurts to walk & wen laying down its swollen & there a bump back there so now I'm gonna get MRI?

Good exam: Symptoms suggest a benign Baker's cyst of the knee. Sometimes these can leak a bit of fluid which can cause soreness down the calf. MRI is a good test to look for this (as is ultrasound). ...Read more

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I had my knee arthroscopy last Feb 19, it's been 2 weeks now, my knee is still swollen, can't walk, can't bend, small walk with crutches, stiff calf?

I had my knee arthroscopy last Feb 19, it's been 2 weeks now, my knee is still swollen, can't walk, can't bend, small walk with crutches, stiff calf?

See your surgeon: It sounds like you ought to call the surgeon that performed the arthroscopy and get examined. I wouldn't expect you to have these symptoms two weeks after your procedure. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee yesterday and now I can't bend it or put weight on it it's also very swollen and red and bruised, do you think it's fractured?

I fell on my knee yesterday and now I can't bend it or put weight on it it's also very swollen and red and bruised, do you think it's fractured?

Very Possible: If you have pain with weight bearing or are unable to weight bear you need to be evaluated by a physician and an xray to evaluate for a fracture. ...Read more

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I'm in need of a knee cartilage graft from a car wreck, but now the back of my knee is puffy and swollen and has a bit of rash. Is it related to injy?

I'm in need of a knee cartilage graft from a car wreck, but now the back of my knee is puffy and swollen and has a bit of rash. Is it related to injy?

MVA knee pain: Most likely this is related. With regard to the surgery I would suggest that you speak to someone who deals in regenerative procedures (Stem Cell) in the knee. This may be a good option before any surgery - this also depends on your pathology also. ...Read more

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Complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear no swollen locking catching knee can stairs climb up down+bend now pain on off can I wait arthoscopy?

Complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear no swollen locking catching knee can stairs climb up down+bend now pain on off can I wait arthoscopy?

You can wait: It you're not symptomatic and that knee isn't limiting the activities that you want you do, I would recommend waiting on arthroscopy as the risks of surgery would outweigh the expected benefit. If it starts bothering you more or if it is in fact limiting your activities, then consideration of surgery is reasonable ...Read more

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Since my ANA titer of 1:320 came back my knee has been swollen and leg now my back hurts when I breathe in and out do I have a immune disease?

Since my ANA titer of 1:320 came back my knee has been swollen and leg now my back hurts when I breathe in and out do I have a immune disease?

Only a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number on the results report. ...Read more

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Just had Knee surgery 2 weeks ago. Knee is swollen up & warm to touch, running fevers, chills, can't bend it back, & it's puffy. Can't sleep good either?

Just had Knee surgery 2 weeks ago. Knee is swollen up & warm to touch, running fevers, chills, can't bend it back, & it's puffy. Can't sleep good either?

Think of infection: You have symptoms of infection that may be related to your recent surgery. Be checked now. All the best. ...Read more

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I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen. Is that from nerves? Disck herniation? Blood clot?

I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen. Is that from nerves? Disck herniation? Blood clot?

None of the above: You certainly are a worrier to come up with those 3 possibilities instead of something more commonplace, like knee strain. Did a doctor diagnose you with sciatica, or did you diagnose yourself? Sounds like you need to have your knee examined by a live doctor in his/her office, someone who can counsel you about what to worry about & what not to worry about. Trusting Dr. Google is hazardous. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now I can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.

I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now I can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.

GET CHECKED OUT!: This is concerning - you had second degree burns and now have complications of decreased range of motion, swelling and pain with weight bearing. While these may all just be results of the burn, it is also possible that there is a secondary infection, and if you ignore this at this point could turn into a disaster. Have it checked out today...... ...Read more

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Cramping right calf started in lower shin 2 days ago & now in the back knee. Not swollen, red, or warm. Dr said it's from running. Still worried DVT?

Cramping right calf started in lower shin 2 days ago & now in the back knee. Not swollen, red, or warm. Dr said it's from running. Still worried DVT?

Not likely DVT: Your description is not a common one for a DVT. As your doctor said, it is likely from running. Feel your leg again; if you feel cords under the skin that are painful and not associated with muscle, have your doctor look at it again. ...Read more

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I believe I have a torn ACL. I have swelling arty the knee and under the knee. Now I've noticed from my hurt knee all the way down to my ankle my entire leg /chin/ankle is really swollen. This is new. Is this due to the injury?

I believe I have a torn ACL. I have swelling arty the knee and under the knee. Now I've noticed from my hurt knee all the way down to my ankle my entire leg /chin/ankle is really swollen. This is new. Is this due to the injury?

Be seen: I would be seen. It could be a torn ACL or other ligament or cartilage, there could even be a component of a sciatica to your complaint; but when people begin to complain of swelling in the leg itself, a blood clot is a consideration as well. And, because that is potentially life threatening, you need to be seen to rule this out. ...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

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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Why is my knee swollen and crackles when I bend it?

Why is my knee swollen and crackles when I bend it?

See below: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a meniscus tear, plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't bend your knee and it is swollen?

Effusion: The medical term is an effusion it means swelling of the joint, usually from irritation, osteoarthritis, trauma, meniscus tear or ligament tear. Stiffness is related to swelling in the joints limiting your motion. ...Read more

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What can I do for my knee that is slightly swollen, hurts to put weight on and to move from siting to standing. And also just to bend it?

What can I do for my knee that is slightly swollen, hurts to put weight on and to move from siting to standing. And also just to bend it?

RICE and an eval: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. You should also get a physician to take a look at it to make sure it is not something more serious, like an infection, fracture or significant tendon injury. ...Read more

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I was at a full sprint and fell hard on one knee, now it hurts to the touch, but also hurts when I move it at all. A little swollen. Anything serious?

I was at a full sprint and fell hard on one knee, now it hurts to the touch, but also hurts when I move it at all. A little swollen. Anything serious?

Could be: You need to be examined and likely an x-ray-it could be fractured or a ligamentous or meniscus injury. Your PCP may refer you to an Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more

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I fell hitting my knee now my leg is swollen and painful?

I fell hitting my knee now my leg is swollen and painful?

Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, you should consider getting x-rays to make sure you didn't break your leg. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a swollen knee for about 7 months now, what could it be?

What to do if I have had a swollen knee for about 7 months now, what could it be?

Get it evaluated: It needs to be evaluated. It is obviously unlikely to resolve by itself. This is likely an inflammatory arthritis.See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Got, pain in knee, swollen, fell last year, is that the cause now?

Got, pain in knee, swollen, fell last year, is that the cause now?

Tramatic Arthritis: Arthritis can be caused by the trauma of your fall. You also may have a soft tissue injury that can actually be corrected. For instance a meniscal tear or plica (scar tissue). And there's always the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis or other unusual cause. You should see a orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Twisted knee & fell on it, top inside is swollen and hurts to put pressure on, bend, & touch.?

Twisted knee & fell on it, top inside is swollen and hurts to put pressure on, bend, & touch.?

See a doctor: It is likely that a ligament is torn. An orthopedist can evaluate and determine appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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When getting up from chair I heard snap and was in pain with my knee now its swollen and my leg swollen what is going on?

When getting up from chair I heard snap and was in pain with my knee now its swollen and my leg swollen what is going on?

Not good and need to: Seen by her doctor to assess. Any swollen lower extremities that are painful is considered a medical emergency. So go to your urgent care clinic or to the ER. Especially with a history of diabetic neuropathy and other neurological conditions, this is something that probably cannot wait. You do not want to overlook stress fractures or clots. Have someone go with you to the doctor. ...Read more