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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
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
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