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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.
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 more
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 more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes, as tolerated.: Plank exercises generally are not weight-bearing as far as the knees are concerned. And, there is a certain amount of quad muscle strenthening (among others) that results from this exercise. So, they should be safe with knee problems. But, like any exercise, if pain is a problem for whatever reason, then you may have to back off. ...Read more
Using certain device: Ther are very specific devices that can safely assist to accomplish this: bars, handles, specially made tubs, etc. The most important lesson here (for any health and safety issue is: don't do it alone. No worthwhile human endeavor was ever discovered or accomplished by being an island. Our society has to begin valuing human capiital, cooperation, connectivity, coordination, caring over the $ god! ...Read more
Several: Twisting, effusive, type will present this way. Any injury causing supportive ligamental disruption will do it. ...Read more
See orthopedic: And see what the underlying problem is and get it corrected then they can direct you as to which strengthening exercises are indicated. ...Read more
Lower back pain:
Opinion not a decision.
Oh yes! knee injury can cause shift of weight to the other leg;
this is call compensation;
this in return changes your walking style and method.
This effect the posture
now your lower back muscles are involved and over used
here come the lower back pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Closed chain: So not knowing what type of knee injury you have this will be a bit generic. Usually for knee injuries I would recommend what is called closed chain exercises, which are any exercises in which the sole of the foot contacts the ground or a platform. This would include squats, leg press, cycling, elliptical trainer, calf raises. And not isolation exercises such as quad extension/hamstring curls. ...Read more
Knee surgery: Yes, it is very possible. Have your knee examined by a board certified orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Is it possible for your knee to hurt when driving a car too much? . I never had a knee injury before.
Yes: Sometimes patellofemoral (kneecap) problems are more prominent while driving. ...Read more
What to do in my house to fix my knee that preserves liquid after 4 weeks of knee injury of grade 2?
Concerning: Not sure what you mean with a grade 2. This usually is in reference to a ligament injury such as your medial or lateral collateral ligaments which are on the inner and outer side of your knee respectively. These usually are treated conservatively with bracing, control of inflammation (ice/ Ibuprofen), and modification of activity. Swelling of knee joint, especially at 4 wks., needs doctor exam. ...Read more
Body is very stiff. Does reflexology help? I am fifty and just starting to be active again after a knee injury.
Minimally for most: Reflexology has not been proven in randomized controlled trials to improve stiffness. Make sure obtain a general physical. If approved for ongoing exercise, consider starting with a trainer who will hopefully demonstrate proper warm up and cool down. Consider periodic massage. ...Read more
Anything you can do for a knee injury other than ice, elevation and rest? Fell hard on it yesterday. Thanks in advance.
NSAID: You are doing all the right things. If you have pain and/or swelling and no contraindications, you can try an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. See the label on the bottle for dosing. If it hasn't improved significantly (or worsens) in a few days, see your physician. ...Read more
I had a knee injury months ago but it's feels better now I feel pain from time to time but when I have my knee bent and I extend I feel and hear a pop?
Evaluation: To best give focused treatment advice, should be evaluated and examined by a sports medicine specialist (including sports physiatrist or orthopaedist). To start with, in general, ice the knee, rest it, elevate, modify activities to avoid pain-provoking maneuvers. If no contraindications (e.g. No stomach ulcers, kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure), can take short-term nsaids. ...Read more
Serious knee injury: Usually an injury which tears ligaments, cartilage or fractures the Bone can have permanent sequela which affects function. Hence this would be considered serious (most of the time requires surgery)trauma force is mild and only bruises or strains the tissue it is usually not serious and can be treated without surgery. ...Read more
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