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Knee Buckle Sideways
My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?
Sprained ligament: You may have sustained an injury to one of the important stabilizing ligaments of your knee. The most likely injured ligaments that protect against buckling and sideward looseness are the acl and lcl (anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments). You should be evaluated expeditiously by an orthopaedic surgeon. Avoid running, jumping, pivoting and deep knee bending until you are evaluated. ...Read more
So the other day i went running and felt my left knee buckle, i kept running and it didn't hurt that much. Yestersay i went running again and it hurt.
See details: Take 2-3 weeks off and see if things heal. It may be something simple such as tendinitis. If the pain persists, get the knee evaluated. ...Read more
Knees: Injury prevention principles can be useful for any joint. 1. Maintain good muscle tone . 2. Keep good cardiovascular conditioning .3 Don't play or exercise when tired. 4. Avoid doing too much too quickly. Avoid going all out too infrequently (weekend warrior)5. Keep well hydrated . 6. Avoid mind altering substances ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Observe: Observe for something serious. Tennis knee implies overuse, and therefore not a serious injury. Rest, ice, anti-inflammories, light compression wrap and see how it goes. If you develop swelling, worsening pain, skin discoloration, popping, sticking, or other joint instability in the next week, then you need to go see your doc for xrays and possible referral to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer