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I Can T Bend My Knee
Knee problem: Have u injured your knee? May have torn a meniscus with a piece getting caught in the joint space & limiting flexion. Another possibility is a baker's cyst at the back of the knee (unlikely at your age). See your pcp or orthopedics for full knee evaluation & options for treatment. ...Read more
I can't bend my knee all the way back. It also like pops when I jump or do some kind of activities. I don't know what's wrong.?
It is not normal:
For some body in your age you must have mechanical to cause the not to bend, this condition need to be checked by exam and possibly mri.
As far as popping when doing activities, the most common cause of it something we call plica in the knee which is remnant of embryonic tissue in the knee if it bother could be taken out. ...Read more
Depends: It all depends on how far post-op you are. If it is just a couple of days then work on sliding your heel up and down the bed. If you are a couple of weeks to months out from surgery you could have excessive scar that formed. Of course it also depends on what diagnosis they found during surgery. If there was bone on bone arthritis that could also cause the knee to lock up. ...Read more
I'm 6'8", could this be why I can't bend my knee for long without uncomfortable pain or would it be trauma caused? I don't have any visible trauma.
Pain is never normal: Pain is our bodies way of telling us something is wrong. Just because you are tall doesn't mean you should have pain. If this is a concern for you, an evaluation would be helpful. ...Read more
I can't bend my knee. It doesn't hurt that much when I straight my knee. During gym class a fat kid fell on my right knee. It hurts when I try to get?
We can't diagnose: Your injury on this site. However, please let your parents know so that they can determine if this warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
After knee surgery, what's the best way to build my quads back up as I can't bend my knee very much at the moment?
I can't bend my knee. No pain, just pulling through kneecap and feels "fat"-only hurts when I push a spot under my lower thigh, been 2 wks - thoughts?
See a doctor:
If you are unable to bend your knee, regardless of pain, you should see a medical provider right away for evaluation. You could have a muscular disruption or ligament injury. ...Read more
I had a knee scope done 3 weeks ago just for a clean up, and now I can't bend my knee past 70 degeees without pain and tightness. Should I be worried?
Common: Common, not normal. See your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have water in my knee. Is there a way to make it go down because I can't bend my knee past 90 degrees?
I just missed a step and my knee twisted and popped. Now I can't bend my knee or bare weight. Severe pain on outside and in the back of my knee.?
Should I go and see an orthopedic doctor if I can't bend my knee for 5 minutes? I can't sit without my knee hurting
I can't bend my knee all the way, although I can move it side ways, and I can run distances, play a demanding sport (football) with out feeling pain.
Fluid in the knee: Mostly likely you have fluid in the knee. Is the problem in only one knee? Did it begin after a trauma? Do get checked for a cause, for changes you may need to make in your training program or movement mechanics, and to work out an appropriate treatment plan. In the meantime, apply local ice to the knee to see if that helps the range of motion, and avoid activities that make it worse. ...Read more
I did ACL reconstruction surgery bk in 2010 until now I can't bend my knee full like before, I feel pain inside my knee, I hear sound when I bend it?
Medial meniscus repair with sutures 3 weeks ago is normal that I can't bend my knee or do squats, in pain is this normal?
You Have Kneesles!!: Do squats?? You crazy?? You need a few weeks of rehab!! The surgery is one thing, but the rehab is everything else! Squats put the most stress on your knee (short of jumping out of a window with your legs flexed). Don't expect normal range of motion for a while. Work up to full activity gradually. Find a good physical therapist and get to it. He or she can fill you in on all the rest. ...Read more
I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?
Medial meniscus tear: After repair it may need upto 4-6 weeks to get good recovery. So please continue therapy. If your range of motion stopped improving then you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
I had a peroneal nerve repair. And a broken fibular head just under 5inch low from knee now I can't bend my knees what is the solution??
See your orthopedist: See your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 month post knee arthroscope clean up, and I still can't bend my knee past 90 degrees. Should I be worried?
Had a knee scope to clean out scar tissue 3 weeks ago and I still can't bend my knee past 70 degrees w/o tightness and pain. Do I need more surgery?
PT: You should already be involved in aggressive PT to rehab your knee. Consult your treating orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
My left knee has a torn cartilage which is really painful. I can't fully bend my knee when I lie down. Popping and locking as well. Surgery or not?
Has torn cartilage been confirmed by an MRI? How long have you had symptoms? Have other treatments been tried, and did they help? If you have a torn meniscus that is causing significant pain, swelling or locking, then knee arthroscopy, a "scope, " can be helpful to remove or repair the torn meniscus. If I can help, then join my care team & virtual practice at
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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
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?
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
3 weeks ago I sprained my knee on concrete sidewalk. I still can't fully bend my knee without having pain. It is painful all around top part of knee/?
Why can't I bend my knee? I had a rugby injury a week ago and untill now I still can't fully bend my right knee. Can I still play rugby after this
Seems a little soon: The orthopedic rule is if it hurts don't do it. ...Read more
Mcl changes length: Depending how your surgeon fixed the mcl, the ligament itself has a couple areas that change length as you flex or bend your knee. Keepin it straight. For 2-3 weeks will keep those areas from stretching out and will allow you to heal the repair. You should be able to do a straight leg raise to keep your quad muscle tone. ...Read more
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