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Inability To Straighten Knees
What injury of the knee could lead to pain behind the kneecap and the inability to fully extend the leg?
Inability to hyperflex my knees and feeling excruciating "tugging" pain in doing so, could my anterior cruciate be affected?
But it could be many other things
the best way to figure this out is to go see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Get knee evaluated: If your knee has locked, it could be due to a tear. Have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. ...Read more
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
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
I have hyperextended knees so what exercises will help hyperextended knees possibly straightening the knee?
I had a scope done to my knee and a torn menicius cut out but my knee won't straighten out even after pt what could be wrong?
When I bend my knee I have pain behind it, like in the bend so that I can't bend it and have to straighten it. What could this be?
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
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
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
Hey Doc. I have some pain straightening my knee and locking it, however I don’t have any pain bending it, do you know what’s wrong?
See details: Have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain and the treatment options. ...Read more
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
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
Knee pain: Requires a physicians attention including x-rays for diagnosis and then treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Hi I have pain in the back of my knee but to the outside if I sit with my knees bent for to long when I straighten it hurts?
Knee pain: You need a diagnosis. Please see doc. MAY be minor or need treatment. ...Read more
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
What causes a knee to lock up, give way? Hurts to bend or straighten the knee. Standing in one place is impossible. Please help I am miserable.
Knee hurts: You may have a menisceal tear or ACL injury. Please see an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
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.?
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
What causes my knee to hurt when I twist it to the right. Like if you were crossing your leg on the other leg. Locking and unable to straighten?
I started having left inner knee pain that woke me up, couldn't bend or straighten knee. Couldn't bear weight for 10 min. Or so. Has happened 2x?
Could be a torn medial meniscus
probably should get it checked out. ...Read more
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