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I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for a while. What could this be?

I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for a while.  What could this be?

OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can occur earlier with excessive use. Another option is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or inflammation where the kneecap tracks on the femur (upper leg bone). In most people, these can both be helped with antinflammatory meds and quad strengthening. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Knee pain which gets worse the longer I keep them bent, until I have no choice but to straighten my legs, which is even more painful but relieves pain?

Knee pain which gets worse the longer I keep them bent, until I have no choice but to straighten my legs, which is even more painful but relieves pain?

Uncertain: Since it is one knee it could be a cartilge problem. You will need an evaluation by a knee specialist like a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. If surgery is recommended get a 2nd opinion from a rheuamtologist. You will need imaging and maybe even an MRI ...Read more

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Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp My hip is very tense?

Right hip & knee pain worse with walk. Pain gets worse when I straighten my leg even when sitting. Walking is painful& I limp
My hip is very tense?

Your joint: Pains could be a sign of inflammatory joint disease.
Please consult an internist or video-consult the Healthtap
doctor on call. If you have not had xrays of these joints, please request them from you primary doctor. When did you have your knee surgery? ...Read more

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I've been having knee pain only on stairs. Now its constant. I can't bend it or straighten it?

I've been having knee pain only on stairs. Now its constant. I can't bend it or straighten it?

Knee cap problems: Or chondromalcia. The most common symptom of this problem is knee pain that increases when you walk up or down stairs. Simple treatments — such as rest and ice — often help, and motrin, but sometimes physical therapy or even surgery is needed to ease patellofemoral pain. ...Read more

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I have clicking knee pain when straightening and/or bearing weight. Will it go away?

I have clicking knee pain when straightening and/or bearing weight. Will it go away?

Most likely not: I advise you to and see your family doctor and check it out to what he problem. ...Read more

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What is a genticulate nerve block for knee pain Where is this injection done?What cause pain in back of the knee hurts to straighten stretching feelin

What is a genticulate nerve block for knee pain Where is this injection done?What cause pain in back of the knee hurts to straighten stretching feelin

Genicular nerve bloc: These are nerves on the inside and outside of the knee that when blocked provide relief of pain. Pain in the knee can come from many causes - menicus tear, ligament issues (ACL, MCL etc...) , synovial issues etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and I'm just curious if it could be a knee sprain because although I can bend it still I can't straighten it. ?

I am experiencing knee pain and I'm just curious if it could be a knee sprain because although I can bend it still I can't straighten it. 
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Meniscus tear?: Being unable to straighten the knee could be indicative of a lateral meniscus tear. It's best to see someone who can diagnose it. ...Read more

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What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

What to do about knee pain when bending/straightening?

See details: Have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain and the treatment options. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

Many things.: There are many entities that can cause pain when flexing and extending the knee. It's hard to be specific without an exam. See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can evaluate you. ...Read more

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Inside knee pain when I straighten it or put weight on it?

Knee pain: Requires a physicians attention including x-rays for diagnosis and then treatment. ...Read more

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Knee pain when I try to straighten it. What could be wrong?

Knee pain when I try to straighten it. What could be wrong?

Several causes: There are several causes for knee pain. The first step is to determine the cause. If a xray is not helpful and the pain persists, then an MRI would be the next step. You can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) and see if that helps assuming you not other major medical problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have knee pain when you straighten it & put weight on it?

What does it mean when you have knee pain when you straighten it & put weight on it?

Varies: Multiple potential causes including some degree of osteoarthritis in the knee or even a degenerative tear of the meniscus. Don't hesitate to be seen for s specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am having knee pain on the sides and back of my knee. I can not bend or straighten it?

I am having knee pain on the sides and back of my knee. I can not bend or straighten it?

Karate kid injury?: If you have injured your knee, you may have damaged a cruciate or lateral ligament, cartilage, or other support structure. Rest, elevation, and ice may help out, but if you are having severe pain, or swelling you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had really bad knee pain for a couple of days. It's worse when I try to stand or straighten my knee from a bend. Pain is sentred more towards the inside of my knees. Any ideas as to how to relieve the pain? It's making life a bit hard

I've had really bad knee pain for a couple of days. It's worse when I try to stand or straighten my knee from a bend. Pain is sentred more towards the inside of my knees. Any ideas as to how to relieve the pain? It's making life a bit hard

Ice pack?: If this is from a minor injury, ice pack + NSAID may help. But if you have any tendon tear, you will need to consult an orthopedist. Try the above measures (keep off the affected knee) for a few days. If it fails to improve or worsen after that, better to consult an orthopedic surgeon who specializes on diseases of the knees. ...Read more

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Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight I can't straighten it.

Right knee pain on inner side of knee cap can't bear weight on it unless its straight but when not bearing weight I can't straighten it.

Knee pain: In addition to a possible meniscus tear as suggested by the other physician previously, patella-femoral pain syndrome, retropatellar pain syndrome, chondromalacia patella, and runner's knee. The pain associated with this problem is often described as a locking sensation when the knee cap does not track properly in the groove that it sits in called the trochlea. Ultimately, this does need to be further evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to help figure out the problem and recommend proper treatment. ...Read more

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I am 24. Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?

I am 24. Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

Investigate why?: Sounds like it could be a Bakers cyst! These are knee fluid collection in a cyst behind the knee, likely as a result of trauma, wear and tear, i.e. A torn meniscus?, should get an MRI to better understand why this is occurring! A support may make it worse! Need to find out what causes the fluid buildup up! May need to aspirated knee, please see a rheumatologist or Ortho, Best! ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent knee pain when sleeping. It awakens me from sleep, severe pain when straightening or bending my knee.

I have been having intermittent knee pain when sleeping. It awakens me from sleep, severe pain when straightening or bending my knee.

? meniscus tear: At your age most commonly that story sounds like a meniscus tear. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and have a physical exam and if your physical exam is consistent with the meniscus tear, an MRI will be ordered and you will know your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fell of ladder 3 weeks ago and twisted knee, pain when straighten and walking, but no limping, swelling gone down, can it be sprained, can bear full w?

Activity is on You: Feel free to use your knee if you can and as you can. If pain continues or lose full range of motion, consider meniscus injury and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will an inversion table help out my knee pain, lower back, and straighten out my spine?

Will an inversion table help out my knee pain, lower back, and straighten out my spine?

Maybe: There are people who swear by the effects of an inversion table. They feel good during the process but once they are out of the table their symptoms recur. It does not straighten out your spine as there are a lot of structures attached to the human spine. However, as stated some feel pain relief during their sessions with the inversion table. ...Read more

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Extreme knee pain when rolling over or bending/straightening while in bed. Almost painfree after standing up & walking. Could it be torn meniscus?

Extreme knee pain when rolling over or bending/straightening while in bed. Almost painfree after standing up & walking. Could it be torn meniscus?

Less likely: A meniscal tear is usually most painful with weight bearing. See an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. Then you will have your answer.,. ...Read more

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Knee pain hurts bad to push on front spot just to the inside of patella. Slightly swollen. Feels better completely bent. Hurts to walk & straighten?

Knee pain hurts bad to push on front spot just to the inside of patella. Slightly swollen. Feels better completely bent. Hurts to walk & straighten?

Meniscal injury: Honestly, it sounds a lot like the symptoms that are commonly reported with meniscal tears or strains. It seems you already have experience with previous meniscal tear- does this feel familiar? Did you specifically injure it or did it just start hurting out of the blue? You need your doc to examine the knee and perform some tests and maybe an MRI before formulating a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times. X-ray clear?

Knee pain: back of knee, inner side of knee is sore. If bent it hurts to straighten and vice versa. Hurts to walk at times.  X-ray clear?

See details: You need to go beyond a plain x-ray to a mri, especially if the symptoms are not improving. Have an orthopedist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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There is severe knee pain, can't keep my legs still, keeping it still causes a wierd sensation inside forcing me to move my legs ensuring movement?

There is severe knee pain, can't keep my legs still, keeping it still causes a wierd sensation inside forcing me to move my legs ensuring movement?

Restless legs: It's called restless leg syndrome (rls) and can have many causes. It is relatively easy to treat. The knee pain may or may not be related. See a doctor.

You can learn more here:
http://www.Rls. Org/. ...Read more