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Doctor insights on: Inability To Straighten Knees

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

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 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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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