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I get really dizzy & my vision goes white (can't see), usually when I stand up. Sometimes my knees buckle, I collapse. Usually only for 10~20 secs. Y?

I get really dizzy & my vision goes white (can't see), usually when I stand up. Sometimes my knees buckle, I collapse. Usually only for 10~20 secs. Y?

Postural hypotension: Feeling lightheaded on standing, having blurry vision and collapsing is most like drop in blood pressure, called postural hypotension. In most cases it does not indicate anything sinister but falls secondary to it can cause injury. Certain blood pressure medications, dehydration due to diarrhoea, vomiting can also result in postural hypotension. See Gp for review if symptoms occur regularly. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my left knee for over two years. Nothing showed up on X-ray over a year ago. Hurts when sitting. If I walk a lot starts to collapse?

I have had pain in my left knee for over two years. Nothing showed up on X-ray over a year ago. Hurts when sitting. If I walk a lot starts to collapse?

See your doctor and: After a complete history and physical, if there is no sure diagnosis, ask for either a knee MRI or a consult with a sports medicine physician or an orthopedic surgeon.

2 years of knee pain in a 19 yo, esp with "giving way", is not normal and needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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My right knee has this sharp pain everyday unpredictably, bordering the knee cap. It will make me collapse or limb heavily. What might be happening?

My right knee has this sharp pain everyday unpredictably, bordering the knee cap. It will make me collapse or limb heavily. What might be happening?

Inflammed tendon, or: Pain below the patella is commonly (not always) due to inflammation of the patella tendon, aka "jumper's knee". Chondromalacia/arthritis is also a consideration. Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections. Your orthopedic physician can provide a more accurate diagnosis with a physical exam and possible x-ray. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness due to a now stable thoracic syrinx. Lately I've been falling more and my knee collapses while walking. Syrinx progressing?

Syrinx: It could suggest progression of the problem. Only way to confirm this would be a good clinical exam and imaging studies like mri. You should see your treating physician. ...Read more

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Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed, crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Knee cracking pain only going upstairs, knee collapsed, crunching sounds, lack of extension patella not tracking as per physio what is the cause?

Patellofemoral issue: The likely cause of your condition is that the knee cap is getting off track when you bend your knee due to lack of quad muscle strength (VMO). This causes the knee cap to track laterally when you bend your knee and leads to cartilage irritation (chondromalacia) under the knee cap which can cause aching and produce crunching sounds. Keep working with your physio to correct the problem. ...Read more

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I have transverse myelitis, I have been doing physio for 14 months, but when I walk my right knee just collapses forward as soon as I weight-bare why?

I have transverse myelitis, I have been doing physio for 14 months, but when I walk my right knee just collapses forward as soon as I weight-bare why?

UMN weakness: Upper motor neuron weakness from inflammation injury of the spine (transverse myelitis) typically causes spastic weakness: even though the muscles are tight and may at times cramp or spasm, they are still weak b/c the brain lost control over voluntary movement of affected muscles. Ask about adding neuromuscular electrical stimulator (nmes) to rehab routine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and knees. Hard to walk and back feels like it will collapse. What could this be?

Pain in lower back and knees. Hard to walk and back feels like it will collapse. What could this be?

Possible strain: Statistically speaking, the most common cause of low back pain is muscle strain. I'm unsure if the knee pain is related unless you are having other symptoms. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Hurt knee inside side, butt lower than knee, stand forward. Wore brace due to collapses. Kneecap pops a lot, pain both sides. Serious or heal over time?

Hurt knee inside side, butt lower than knee, stand forward. Wore brace due to collapses. Kneecap pops a lot, pain both sides. Serious or heal over time?

Mechanism of injury: Was there an injury? If it's been more than two weeks without improvement in would get evaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Left knee felt like it dislocated when I exited shower recently and collapsed painfully. I did have surgery for torn meniscus years back. What was it?

Left knee felt like it dislocated when I exited shower recently and collapsed painfully. I did have surgery for torn meniscus years back. What was it?

Kneecap maybe: It takes significant trauma to dislocate a knee. Stepping out of shower is not nearly enough. You may have had a subluxation or dislocation of the knee cap, or giving way from a recurrent or new injury. You need to get back with ur ortho surgeon for eval ; tx. ...Read more

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Hi, I had accident last September my t 4 n t 5 collapses and now I m paraplegic, I did my mri which ud showing myelomacia but knee jerk reflex coming.

Nice 2 hear goodnews: Very happy to hear information about you possibly enjoying some degree of improvement in your condition. Do you have a specific question you'd like to pose? If so, please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type. My arches collapse, ankles roll in and knees go backwards. Could AFOs help stabilize my bendy joints?

I have ehlers-danlos syndrome hypermobility type. My arches collapse, ankles roll in and knees go backwards. Could AFOs help stabilize my bendy joints?

Yes: There are many people afflicted with ehlers danlos who speak highly of smo (short AFO for feet) and other AFO to help stabilize. These are costly and a long project but certainly worth going to an orthotist to look in to. ...Read more

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Had knee replacement surgery dec 14th. I have a collapsed disc, pinch nerve, a cyst and osteoarthritis of spine pain in back while exercising persist?

Had knee replacement surgery dec 14th. I have a collapsed disc, pinch nerve, a cyst and osteoarthritis of spine pain in back while exercising persist?

See a doctor: Sounds like you are a perfect candidate to see a physiatrist. These are specialists in musculoskeletal medicine. You are the type of patient that I tend to see a lot. Find one in your area who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and ask your primary care doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Hi, I had accident last September my t 4 n t 5 collapses and now I m paraplegic, I did my mri which ud showing myelomacia but knee jerk reflex coming. Event if some one touch or slap qmy feet they react and same time I foott vibration n heat in foot pleas

Comments: I am guessing your concern focuses on prognosis, and hopefully, you are in a therapeutic program involving physical therapy and bracing. Even passive exercise will provide value. Your described reactions are to be expected at this point, and expect some further healing over the next 6-7 months. The ultimate degree of recovery cannot clearly be predicted, but keep working. All the best for you. ...Read more

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On occasion my leg seems to collapse for a moment and then recovers. How can this be treated?

On occasion my leg seems to collapse for a moment and then recovers. How can this be treated?

Leg at 70: You need to have an MRI of your lumbar spine to assess this. The real problem is if you fall and fracture your hip or leg. ...Read more

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After sitting and rising left leg threatens to collapse. Once several steps. All ok some pain in calf?

After sitting and rising left leg threatens to collapse. Once several steps. All ok some pain in calf?

Leg weakness: This scenario suggests extension related or change in posture related nerve compression. If persistent should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello, I have no history of leg trama but when I try to run my leg hurts to the point I almost collapse. I am fine walking, no visible damage?

Hello, I have no history of leg trama but when I try to run my leg hurts to the point I almost collapse. I am fine walking, no visible damage?

Shin pain: The pain could be several things. The most severe would be a stress fracture. This is usually manifested by very localized tenderness, as opposed to other causes which would be more generalized pain. "shin splints" and other inflammatory issues such as periostitis and medial distal tibial stress syndrome can be just as painful, but are less serious as they generally do not lead to more severe complications. If left untreated, a stress fracture in the tibia can progress to a full blown fracture. The best thing for you to do is have an xray and an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. Not all stress fractures will show up on an initial xray, and sometimes bone scans or mris are needed if indicated. Regardless of the diagnosis, cross training with lower impact exercise is suggested (swimming, aqua jogging, biking, elliptical, etc.). ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if it is normal for a vein to indent or collapse when you elevate your leg. I've been noticing one spot on the inside of my thigh.

Not really normal: When vein are enlarged and varicose they often
engorge with blood that drains when the legs are elevated. This is common but not really normal. I would recommend you get it checked out by a vein specialist. ...Read more

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F/U prev (?)...l4 collapse w/o herniation, 2 days post epdrl, (L) leg numb when walking more than a few feet, bottom of foot tickle sensation. Worry??

Not if present prior: If the symptoms are similar to prior to epidural steroid injection, then no need to worry. If they are new, the injection may have irritated a nerve specifically S1 nerve. Even then unless you have horrible and intractable pain, I would simply watch it. Most likely will slowly go away. If terrible pain, see you spine surgeon and think of repeat MRI of lumbar spine. ...Read more

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For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?

For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?

Get it evaluated: That's my opinion. You could get some labs done and a good neuromuscular examination (maybe by a good neurologist) and get appropriate diagnostic testing. You could have a condition known as benign fasciculations but if your knees are collapsing then, you should go in for medical attention. ...Read more

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My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, Anything I can to improve this?

My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, Anything I can to improve this?

Physical therapy.: It should be effective in minimizing the collapsing episodes, unless there is structural damage to the knee. ...Read more

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My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

Knee instability: Unfortunately there is no way to strengthen ligaments. You can exercise the hip and leg to strengthen the muscles that control the knee. Otherwise bracing or surgery may be your solution. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I improve this?

What do you suggest if my knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I improve this?

Possibly: Prolotherapy is well researched and offered treatment that has shown good success. The basic theory is to strengthen the ligaments around the joint and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. Pretty cool stuff. There are some other treatments like stem cell injections that can help as well. Neither of these treatments are covered by medical insurance though. ...Read more