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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Knee Buckling Exercises

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What kind of knee strengthening is required for knee buckling?

What kind of knee strengthening is required for knee buckling?

It depends: Buckling is often related to instability from tears and exercises will not help until the damage is repaired. If the buckling is due to muscle weakness it depends on what is causing the weakness. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis of painless bilateral knee buckling?

Differential diagnosis of painless bilateral knee buckling?

Knee buckling.: Buckling implies weakness of the knees, which generally could come from the joint itself (osteoarthritis) or the muscles and ligaments surrounding the knees. Weakening of the muscles would lessen the support function of the joints. Ligaments can tear from trauma or just from use over time. ...Read more

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Does the pain from epididymis compare to being kicked in the nads repeatedly? That's what my pain feels like, knee buckling at times,

Does the pain from epididymis compare to being kicked in the nads repeatedly? That's what my pain feels like, knee buckling at times,

Epididymitis: Yes the pain can be very severe. The good news it with treatment (usually an antibiotic) it should clear up within a few days if not sooner.
If it lasts longer then I would return to your primary care physician or a urologist.
If the pain becomes unbearable then you should go to the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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Is knee buckling a sympton of complex regional pain syndrome? My MRI came back questionable but it feels like something is torn in my knee

Is knee buckling a sympton of complex regional pain syndrome? My MRI came back questionable but it feels like something is torn in my knee

Probably not.: Knee buckling is a typically a feature of internal derangement such as meniscal tear. Mechanical symptoms such as buckling or locking are best evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Complex regional pain syndrome is a neurologic disorder with pain, swelling and skin changes as the predominant features. ...Read more

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Talked to ortho and says my knee buckling and pain could be rheumatoid arthritis is that possible?

Talked to ortho and says my knee buckling and pain could be rheumatoid arthritis is that possible?

Yes: If your orthopedic surgeon is concerned about you possibly having rheumatoid arthritis, you should take it seriously and see a rheumatologist soon for further evaluation. I get a relatively high percentage of referrals from orthopedic surgeons who truly have inflammatory arthritis (compared to referrals from primary care docs and other subspecialist physicians).An MRI with contrast can prove it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee buckling and nerve pain. Feels like a constant dead leg. The following also describes me: Knee weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee buckling and nerve pain. Feels like a constant dead leg. The following also describes me: Knee weakness. What should I do?

Numbness weakness: In a joint or extremity can be from injury or nerve compression, get evaluated by a medical provider very soon before things worsen ...Read more

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Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Joint problems: It sounds like you have both knee and ankle problems, and when you have serious enough ankle joint problems, it is not uncommon to cause problems one major joint away - in the knee. If you haven't already had advice from your orthopedist, you need to discuss how stable the knee is since the ankle surgery. Weight-bearing is a good sign of joint instability- I suggest you see your ortho right away ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

Ortho: Consider seeing an ortho especially if painful. If something bad you don't want it to go too long without intervention. And if nothing bad, you will be reassured ...Read more

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My knees buckle and feels weak a lot too. Would a knee brace help stop my knee giving out?

My knees buckle and feels weak a lot too. Would a knee brace help stop my knee giving out?

Unlikely: Knee buckling/weakness is not a sign of knee problems. The knee is naturally designed to buckle/bend. The muscles and nerves that control the muscles keep the leg straight at the knee. Braces do not replace or improve the muscles or nerves. Without a specific knee injury, knee swelling, knee locking, this problem is unlikely a knee pathology and therefore, a knee brace will not help. ...Read more

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What causes the knee to buckle?

What causes the knee to buckle?

Many things: Several things can cause the knee to buckle. Sometimes, tears of the meniscus or loose bodies within the knee can cause buckling. Other times, pain secondary to irritation of the cartilage behind the knee cap can cause transient shutdown of the quadriceps and cause the knee to give way. Consult a physician and he/she should be able to help. ...Read more

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I am a 51 yr old woman active. Good weight...Every now and again my knee will buckle up on me. Why?

I am a 51 yr old woman active. Good weight...Every now and again my knee will buckle up on me. Why?

I agree: This could be for a variety of reasons. Acl deficiency, meniscus tear (acute vs. Chronic arthitis) or weakness can cause this. If this is inhibiting your activities of daily living you should see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?

My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?

Sprained ligament: You may have sustained an injury to one of the important stabilizing ligaments of your knee. The most likely injured ligaments that protect against buckling and sideward looseness are the acl and lcl (anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments). You should be evaluated expeditiously by an orthopaedic surgeon. Avoid running, jumping, pivoting and deep knee bending until you are evaluated. ...Read more

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My left knee always buckles up and I'm in pain i?

My left knee always buckles up and I'm in pain i?

Probable ACL tear: The acl is an important stabilizer of the knee. It prevents forward translation of the tibia bone. If torn, it may result in knee instability (buckling). Depending on age and athletic activity of patient it may need to be surgically reconstructed. Surgery is technically demanding and is usually performed by sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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Tranverse non-displaced patella fx on 11/27/13. Conservative non-surg tx with pt since 3rd week. Wbat but knee buckles, crackles and pops? What now?

Tranverse non-displaced patella fx on 11/27/13. Conservative non-surg tx with pt since 3rd week. Wbat but knee buckles, crackles and pops? What now?

Uneven articular.. .: ...Surface under the knee cap (patella), even though the fraction was not displaced there is trauma 2 the cartilage under the patella. Changes in the structure of the surface takes a while 2 develop as there's no blood supply 2 it. If trouble descending stairs, squatting increase the trouble, an mr may b needed as well as an arthroscopic procedure, . ...Read more

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My knees when looking at them point out, is this weird? And sometimes when I'm standing for long periods of time they buckle. Almost constantly too.

My knees when looking at them point out, is this weird? And sometimes when I'm standing for long periods of time they buckle. Almost constantly too.

No: "pointing out" of the knee caps is quite typical. I would suspect the the "buckling" is due just to parallelogram discomfort or quadraceps fatigue. Should respond well to pt. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my knee buckles when I run, but there is no pain?

Could you tell me why my knee buckles when I run, but there is no pain?

Pain and weakness...: ...as well as instability are not always directly related. Some patients have a high tolerance for pain, and still have weakness or instability about the joint. Assuming that your problem is in the knee (and not related to other problems like the nerves, muscles, low back or brain), then you most likely have an old injury such as an ACL or meniscal tear. See you Doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain in my knees. Walking they swell and sometimes buckle from walking?

I have extreme pain in my knees. Walking they swell and sometimes buckle from walking?

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint. Check it out. ...Read more

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Really sharp knee pain - buckled over in pain. Same area as an ITB inflammation, but much different sensation. Feels fine now. Ran 14 miles this AM?

Really sharp knee pain - buckled over in pain. Same area as an ITB inflammation, but much different sensation. Feels fine now. Ran 14 miles this AM?

Stress fracture.?: ITB irritation doesn't usually cause severe pain. Some possibilities include a stress fracture, or even possible a torn cartilage a on the outside of your knee. If pain recurs, I would get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could I have a partial ACL tear if my knee wants to buckle to one side?

Could I have a partial ACL tear if my knee wants to buckle to one side?

Hard to judge: Buckling to one side does not sound as much like an acl injury. It sounds more like an mcl or lcl injury depending on which side it is buckling on. The acl is more involved in a rotational pivoting restraint than a buckling one. ...Read more

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Today I hit my left knee cap with my metal belt buckle, and now it really hurts, 12 hours later. The pain is in the patella, but the impact above.

Nerve pain?: Although it could just be a contusion, if it's that painful it may be that the edge of the buckle hit right near a subcutaneous nerve. That can cause a very sensitive area due to post-traumatic neuritis. Ice and avoidance of pressure or contact to the area usually will result in gradual resolution. ...Read more

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Will knee stability improve after a severe knee sprain? My knee buckles inwards and is still unstable after 4 days, even though pain is almost gone.

Will knee stability improve after a severe knee sprain? My knee buckles inwards and is still unstable after 4 days, even though pain is almost gone.

Time Heals: Ligament and tendon sprain (as in the knee) can take months to heal. After ensuring that you have no major tears of meniscus or ligaments, you will benefit from using a brace (the otc elastic kind may be sufficient) - this will help stabilize the joint allowing better healing. Range of motion exercise, but but heavy exercise will benefit. Easy does it! ...Read more

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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