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Knee Catching And Locking
My knee was catching and locking often for a few weeks but is now better. Do I still need to have my torn meniscus repaired? Is this likely to recur?
Hard to say: Sometimes, with time and/or therapy, surgery can be avoided. If you keep doing exercises and don't reinjuer it, often you can be symptom free for years. Sometimes, though, it can act up without warning. If it keeps giving you trouble or acts up too often, then surgery may be a good choice. Discuss options with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Can catching and pressure in knee while walking be a runners knee flare up? Also aftet kneeling it continues to catch and lock all day.
Knee issues: The feeling of catching and pressure in knee can be associated with runner's knee. However, we also think of meniscus injury with a history of catching and locking. ...Read more
Faint: Fainting is due to decreased blood supply to the brain. The effects of gravity are greater when standing than sitting, so fainting is more likely standing. But it can also happen in a sitting position, even with the head down, if the brain is not being adequately perfused by blood. This might be for a variety of causes related to heart, brain or even, possibly emotional. ...Read more
Horses, bike?: Try taking MSM 2000 to 300 mg in the am. Helps with stiffness. ...Read more
Locked Knee: This is likely due to a piece of meniscus that is caught. It may not unlock on its own due to the mechanical nature and/or the pain involved. You need to be seen so that your knee can be evaluated and the physician can help with maneuvers to unlock it or arrange for surgical intervention ...Read more
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
Why do I get sharp pains in my lower back when I neal on my knees and it feels like my back will lock up on me & makes it hard for me to get back up?
TRICK/KNOCKED KNEES: Knocked knee is when knees are abnormaly close together and space between ankles is increased. The trick knee is a term used when knee joint is susceptible to be in locking position most of the time due to longitudinal splitting of medial meniscus following trauma. ...Read more
Knee: Depends on cause. Best to consult orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Displaced Meniscus: Most likely a meniscus that is torn and flipped into the joint preventing the knee from moving. These tears are called bucket handle meniscus tears, and usually require urgent arthroscopic surgical intervention is needed. Other causes include a loose piece of cartilage/bone that could have broken off and caught in between the bones, and arthritis. If locking is frequent, see your orthopedist. ...Read more
Have it checked out: There are lots of causes of knee pain. If your knee hurts and it hasn't gotten better in 2-3 weeks your should see your primary care provider or an orthopedist for an evaluation. They can listen to your symptoms, examine your knee, and determine if any other testing (xrays, mri, etc.) may be needed. ...Read more
"Locking" is due to a significant "internal derangement" (Torn cartilage) and an MRI is usually the next step. "Popping" may be due to a piece of loose cartilage "hanging" from a tear and "catching"BETWEEN the tibia/femur where they "meet" IN SHORT YOu NEED TO SEE AN ORTHOPEDIST.
Hope this helps!
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What is an osteomoty of the knee? After having that done would it cause the knee to lock and click?
Knee Osteotomy?: Knee osteotomy is an alternative to total knee replacement surgery. It is for selected younger persons with only portion of the knee affected by osteoarthritis. Most need knee replacement later, however. If a wrong candidate is selected, the outcome will be poor. Please be very careful in deciding... http://orthopedics. About. Com/od/hipkneearthritis/a/osteotomy. Htm. ...Read more
I have been having increasing knee pain and my knees lock in the middle of the night...Wwhat's wrong?
What causes a knee to lock up, give way? Hurts to bend or straighten the knee. Standing in one place is impossible. Please help I am miserable.
Knee hurts: You may have a menisceal tear or ACL injury. Please see an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
Is it normal for a knee to lock for 6 hours? My daughter 15, knee has been locked for 6 hours and can't move it. Should we just wait til it unlocks?
Locked knee: Time to go to ER, 6 hrs is too long. Good luck ...Read more
What causes my knee to lock when walking? My knee shifts and pops alot and is very painful? Please help
What surgery will they do if your knee knee goes to the side when walk, pop/lock up and has extra fluid in it?
Extensor mechanism: Soundslike you may have patellofemoral instability (kneecap slips out of place).If you have failed aquads rehab./bracing program surgical options depend on your anatomy and severity of instability. Lateral release, lateral release w/tibial tubercle ostetomy, and/or medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction are surgical options. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have hypermobility syndrome and it gets that bad that my knees lock is there any medication to prevent this?
Ehlers-Danlos: Syndrome affects many different body systems and ten major types. Therefore, a multispecialty approach to the diagnosis and management of the condition is the key. The individualized plan with follow ups tailored for your needs is what you need. Treatment for ehlers-danlos depends on a number of factors, including the specifics of the disease, its symptoms, and its severity. ...Read more
When I lock my knee (standing or sitting) then bend it, why does my knee crack? (This has been going on for years)
What causes your knee to lock and become instabled? I am looking for a answer to my question about displacement of mensical root?
Meniscus injury: The anterior and posterior meniscal roots are the sites where the knee meniscus attaches to the central tibial plateau. Your symptoms of locking and buckling sound like the symptoms of a torn meniscus. The meniscus, a cartilage in your knee that acts as a "shock absorber" between the two bones can be torn in various places. Sounds like you had a tear at the root. ...Read more
When I bend my knees they lock so the bones shift and it is very painful to get out of. This has been happening since I was little any advice?
Discoid meniscus: Since it has been going on since you we're little this could be a discoid meniscus with a possible tear but one would also need to look at the possibility that you also may have an acl deficient knee. ...Read more