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What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?

What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?

Several things: Cartilage wear behind the knee cap called chondromalacia, or degenerative arthritis, quadriceps tendinitis, patella tendinitis, and possibly an anterior horn meniscus tear. If it was a impact injury a patella fracture or bone contusion could do the same. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.

I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.

You would need: To see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no easy way to do this online. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Possible joint mouse: Could be joint mouse interfering with motion, . Evaluation for associated calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease would be helpful. Can to opposite side to take stress off the knee would help. Rheumatologic evaluation could identify specific medications to consider. ...Read more

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Could vit. D3 defficiency cause legs to shiver &inability to walk or stand. Vit d was 6.My left knee couldn't bend &area above knee hurt so much&shake?

Could vit. D3 defficiency cause legs to shiver &inability to walk or stand. Vit d was 6.My left knee couldn't bend &area above knee hurt so much&shake?

? B-12: U may have pernicious anemia which is low vitamin b-12.Usually caused by malabsortion of v-b12.Not as uncommon as 1 may think. The rx is v-b12 injections. C u r pcp 4 testing. ...Read more

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How to straighten knock knees?

How to straighten knock knees?

Knock knee: Or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to straighten knock knees?

Only surgery: Only surgery can straighten knock knees but is rarely needed. Depends upon symptoms, treatment failure, etc. I rec eval from ortho doc. ...Read more

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I popped locked knee and can't straighten it out, what to do?

Get knee evaluated: If your knee has locked, it could be due to a tear. Have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Can't straighten knee?

What is the definition or description of: Can't straighten knee?

Can't fully extend:: The inability to completely extend the lower leg at the knee can be temporary or permanent. It can be due to a birth defect, or to a later injury or illness, or immobility. Causes vary and the treatment and outcomes depend on the cause. ...Read more

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What is causing my knee to lock in a bent position and be painful to straighten out? How can I fix it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain behind the knee, if sitting down when straightening the knee it's very painful. What can this be.?

Baker's Cyst: Oftentimes you can have an outpouching of the synovial membrane that lines the joint. ...Read more

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I have hyperextended knees so what exercises will help hyperextended knees possibly straightening the knee?

I have hyperextended knees so what exercises will help hyperextended knees possibly straightening the knee?

Rest: Try to rest your knees and just do range of motion and stretching exercises and only low impact movement with knees ie walking - no running, jumping. Sometimes working with a physical therapist is often helpful too with recovery. ...Read more

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What's the cause of a knee stuck with pain when trying to straighten it? This randomly occured only once before and left within three days

What's the cause of a knee stuck with pain when trying to straighten it? This randomly occured only once before and left within three days

See a knee doctor: You might have some relaxation from stretching or previous injury to some of the knee ligament that end up causing instability of the knee and possible subluxation that could lead to dislocation which is serious in the knee go and see a knee doctor he will give you appropriate evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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My knee got hit back the opposite way. Is it hyper-extended or is it torn? It has improved a lot in a week. I can bend/straighten it, put weight on it

Improved: It is a good sign that the knee has improved and you can bear weight and function it seems normally. So sounds like a sprain. See how you feel in another week. Sound like almost better ...Read more

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If your knee locks up, what would happen if you just forced your knee to straighten?

If your knee locks up, what would happen if you just forced your knee to straighten?

Potential damage.: Having your knee lock is not a "normal" phenomenon. It is usually secondary to a mechanical blockage to motion in the knee. The most common things that cause this are a meniscus tear and or an articular cartilage tear. Forcing your knee through blocked motion could cause permanent damage. Find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

See details: Have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain and the treatment options. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

Many things.: There are many entities that can cause pain when flexing and extending the knee. It's hard to be specific without an exam. See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can evaluate you. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I straighten / lock it. What can I do?

My knee hurts when I straighten / lock it. What can I do?

Have it checked out: There are lots of causes of knee pain. If your knee hurts and it hasn't gotten better in 2-3 weeks your should see your primary care provider or an orthopedist for an evaluation. They can listen to your symptoms, examine your knee, and determine if any other testing (xrays, mri, etc.) may be needed. ...Read more

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Inside knee pain when I straighten it or put weight on it?

Knee pain: Requires a physicians attention including x-rays for diagnosis and then treatment. ...Read more

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Knee pain when I try to straighten it. What could be wrong?

Knee pain when I try to straighten it. What could be wrong?

Several causes: There are several causes for knee pain. The first step is to determine the cause. If an xray is not helpful and the pain persists, then an MRI would be the next step. You can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) and see if that helps assuming you you not other major medical problems. ...Read more

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The back of my knee hurts to bend or straighten. What is it?

To have pain in the: Back of the knee few things should be considered, you may have a cyst behind the knee, you may have varicose veins inflammation, get checked. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my knee hurts when I straighten / lock it.?

Kneecap pain.: It could be pain related to the tracking of your kneecap, or it could be some early arthritis, among other things. Please see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can evaluate you and point you in the right direction for treatment. ...Read more

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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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My knee is clicking when I straighten it after bending it. What could be wrong?

My knee is clicking when I straighten it after bending it. What could be wrong?

Maybe nothing: If the clicking does not produce pain, there is nothing wrong. If it does cause cause, there are several possible causes. In that case, you may want to see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Knee locking when in a bent position and then painful to straighten out. Thoughts?

Knee locking when in a bent position and then painful to straighten out. Thoughts?

Knee locking: Whenever we hear patients have knee locking and difficulty completely bending or straightening, we think of either arthritis or perhaps a meniscus injury depending on the history and examination. If you are young and healthy this may be a tracking issue with your kneecap. This one you should see your pcp, sports med or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have knee pain when you straighten it & put weight on it?

What does it mean when you have knee pain when you straighten it & put weight on it?

Varies: Multiple potential causes including some degree of osteoarthritis in the knee or even a degenerative tear of the meniscus. Don't hesitate to be seen for s specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am having knee pain on the sides and back of my knee. I can not bend or straighten it?

Karate kid injury?: If you have injured your knee, you may have damaged a cruciate or lateral ligament, cartilage, or other support structure. Rest, elevation, and ice may help out, but if you are having severe pain, or swelling you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Constant and shooting pains around the knee, unable to straighten and cant put any pressure on knee?

Knee sprain/strain: U didn't mention mechanism of injury. U r 24, so one assumes there was an episode, a trauma, possibly recalled, and not a spontaneous presentation. In any event, if you can't bear weight, stand on it or walk normally, this needs to be examined and likely x-Rays ordered. In the mean time, rest, ice (. 20 min every 4-6 hrs), elevation and ace bandage for swelling. ...Read more

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What is a intra articulate fusion mean in the knee? What causes a knee not to straighten? Please help

What is a intra articulate fusion mean in the knee? What causes a knee not to straighten? Please help

Knee effusion: Intrarticular effusion indicates that your your knee is inflamed. If you can't straighten it you probably have some structural wear and tear inside the knee. You need to be evaluated by a knee specialist Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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The inside of my knee hurts when I straighten it or put weight on it. It also pops a lot, why? And what may help?

The inside of my knee hurts when I straighten it or put weight on it. It also pops a lot, why? And what may help?

Many possibilities: The description isn't enough to be conclusive but these symptoms could be from bursitis, arthritis, meniscus year, or sprain/strain. See your doctor for an exam and treatment plan. Meanwhile, rest and ice may help. ...Read more

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The back of my knee started hurting yesterday am. It's painful when I straighten it out to walk. No injury. What could it be?

Talk to your doc: If you feel bulging and pain behind your knee baker's cyst is a possibility. Pain may get get worse when the cyst rupture. Talk to your doc for treatment options. Ultrasound or MRI scan may help to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had total knee replacemenat july23/2012 still can not striaghten or bend knee what should be done now have already two munipulations?

I had total knee replacemenat july23/2012 still can not striaghten or bend knee what should be done now have already two munipulations?

Aggressive therapy: For a prosthetic (artificial) knee that forms scar tissue and has required manipulation, you must do aggressive physical therapy to get motion back. This type of therapy is often painful, and should be accompanied by daily (sometimes 2-3 times per day) stretching and range of motion exercises. If you avoid the painful bending or painful straightening, you may never fully get motion back. ...Read more

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Once my knee is in a bent position it's really painful to straighten my leg back out. Feels locked or gonna pop. Had no injury to the knee.?

Once my knee is in a bent position it's really painful to straighten my leg back out. Feels locked or gonna pop. Had no injury to the knee.?

Possible meniscus: It sounds like the most likely cause would
be a tear in the meniscus
a displaced meniscal tear will cause pain, possible locking/ catching and may limit
your range of motion
another possibility might be a loose body in the joint
both of these can happen without a specific
injury. ...Read more