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Help please! i'm having knee injury- knee lock + intermittent dull pain and sharp pain?

Help please! i'm having knee injury- knee lock + intermittent dull pain and sharp pain?

Depends: If the knee truly locks (i.e. It's in a fixed position and you literally can't straighten it), then you should see an orthopedist as soon as possible since it could be a bucket handle meniscus tear, which is considered somewhat of an emergency. Other than that, if the knee is just catching than it could be any number of things such as cartilage injury/tear, ligament injury, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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Knee locking up on me. What could be causing it to lock up?

Knee locking up on me. What could be causing it to lock up?

Torn cartilage: A locked knee is a term used to describe a patient's inability to either bend or straighten their knee. If this what you asking about the common reason torn cartilage in the knee. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my knee locking problem?

What can I do to fix my knee locking problem?

Identify the cause: See an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. The source of the locking must be identified to solve the problem. Exam, x-rays, and possibly MRI may be needed. Locking can occur as a result of loose bodies, meniscal tears, cartilage defects, arthritis, scar tissue, etc. Each of these would be treated differently. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my knee locking problems?

What can I do to fix my knee locking problems?

Locking knee: You may need a MRI to check for a meniscus tear. Get an evaluation by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my knee locking up off and on. Who do I see?

I have a problem with my knee locking up off and on. Who do I see?

Knee pain: Sports medicine or orthopedic physician. Depending on the cause it may be conservative treatment with therapy, cortisone injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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What could be some causes of my knee locking up and me having to rotate it to make it pop? What next steps should I take?

Knee locking: The description of having to rotate the knee (typically gently extending the knee) speaks to a displaced bucket handle meniscal tear. Other sources of locking could be loose bony or cartilaginous bodies that may displace and float around. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my knee from knee locking up?

Knee locking: Usually implies a mechanical blockage such as a meniscal tear or a loose body in the joint that is causing locking. May need arthroscopic treatment with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Knee locking causes?

Knee locking causes?

Possibly: Osteochondritis dikseccans. A chip comes out of the back of the knee cap and forms a foreign body that can lock the joint. Also an old injury might. Needs x-ray. ...Read more

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What could cause knee locking?

What could cause knee locking?

Meniscus tear: The most common cause of a locked knee is when the meniscus, which is a cartilage in the joint, tears. ...Read more

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Knee locking up and pain at the back of the knee?

Knee locking up and pain at the back of the knee?

Meniscus tear: One of the more common causes of these symptoms is a tear in the meniscus, a "c" shaped cushion between the bones that form the knee joint. See an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more