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Knee pain when moving side to side?

Knee pain when moving side to side?

Many causes get seen: The knee can hurt moving side to side for a variety of reasons. Your meniscus in your knee can be injured causing pain, your ligaments can be strained, you can have a stress fracture of your femur or tibia, your muscle insertions can be inflamed, you can have an inflammatory arthritis. Less likey but other causes: gout, lyme disease, recent illness, tumor. Get seen by orthopedic surgeon. ...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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What the knee pain that can be brougt out gradually by moving the knee or standing, and what knee pain that can be cured by splinting the knee?

What the knee pain that can be brougt out gradually by moving the knee or standing, and what knee pain that can be cured by splinting the knee?

You need specifics: We need a specific diagnosis Many different ailments can effect the knee. Bone, cartilage, tendon, ligaments and even decreased muscle tone and strength. Your physician will evaluate these issues to help advise you. ...Read more

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Sudden worsening of left knee pain. Grinding sensation and noisy when moving. Worse after immobile but not a lot better after. History of right knee arth?

Sudden worsening of left knee pain. Grinding sensation and noisy when moving. Worse after immobile but not a lot better after. History of right knee arth?

Need to be check it: You need to see a doctor to exam the knee and most likely the dr will order MRI
it could be a tear in the ligaments or the meniscus
good luck ...Read more

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Severe knee pain, hurts when bending/moving. Has been hurting about a week now. Started out of no where, did not fall on it. Also getting charlie horses?

Severe knee pain, hurts when bending/moving. Has been hurting about a week now. Started out of no where, did not fall on it. Also getting charlie horses?

See details: There are several possibilities although pain into the calf area often suggests a tear. Tendinitis is also possible as is chondromalacia and even an inflammatory arthritis if the knee is swollen. See an orthopedist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe knee pain? Since december, I have had severe knee pain. I woke up one morning, and I could not move because of the severe pain. The pain is worse in the morning, but once I start moving around I am fine. I can walk all day long,

What can I do about severe knee pain? Since december, I have had severe knee pain. I woke up one morning, and I could not move because of the severe pain. The pain is worse in the morning, but once I start moving around I am fine. I can walk all day long,

Could be arthritis: Arthritis frequently manifests as pain with the onset of activity and then improves with continued activity, and may get worse with too much activity. Anti-inflammatory medicines are a good place to start. Exercise and weight loss also help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

Ortho: Consider seeing an ortho especially if painful. If something bad you don't want it to go too long without intervention. And if nothing bad, you will be reassured ...Read more

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How to treat knee pain on anterolateral side with swelling?

RICE: Begin with rice, and limiting your activity. Once your pain and swelling subside gradually return to your desired level of activity. If you fail to improve, see an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am on Naproxyn for knee pain. Can it be taken on a regular basis. If so, what are the side effects?

I am on Naproxyn for knee pain. Can it be taken on a regular basis. If so, what are the side effects?

See details: The major risk is GI including ulcers and bleeds. I do want my patient to take it long term. If it is, then a protein pump inhibitor such as Prilosec should also be taken daily to protect the GI tract. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. I have a bulge which appears on the left side of my left knee when I'm sat in a certain position.?

I am experiencing knee pain. I have a bulge which appears on the left side of my left knee when I'm sat in a certain position.?

This bulge in your: Knee may be an effusion or collection of fluid in your knee. This may denote inflammation or infection, depending on whether you have pain/ heat/ redness in the joint. You may also have a hematoma or bruise on the outside of your knee that is more pronounced in appearance or pain when you bend it. The best way is to get a proper examination and diagnosis from a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. I run about 2-3 times per week about 5miles each time. Most pain occurs on the lateral side of right knee.?

I am experiencing knee pain. I run about 2-3 times per week about 5miles each time. Most pain occurs on the lateral side of right knee.?

IT band syndrome: A common cause of lateral knee pain in runners is the illiotibial band syndrome ITBS. If swelling or locking are also issues could suggest meniscus, lateral collateral ligament issues, or other serious knee issues. Treatment for the ITBS is cutting down on miles or taking some time off. Walking a quarter of a mile before running may be helpful. If symptoms continue, seek medical attention ...Read more

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I have been having left knee pain off and on for about 4 months. Back of knee and outer side. What are chances of this being osteosarcoma? Male 20.

I have been having left knee pain off and on for about 4 months. Back of knee and outer side. What are chances of this being osteosarcoma? Male 20.

Very rare: The chances of this being osteosarcoma are extremely rare, however to put your mind at ease please see your doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm a runner and currently am recovering from knee pain on my inner side of my knee. Would wearing a knee support prevent recurring pain in the futur?

I'm a runner and currently am recovering from knee pain on my inner side of my knee. Would wearing a knee support prevent recurring pain in the futur?

Prevent, no.: You are likely to progress, whether you wear it or not, even run or not. It is very unlikely that you have heard the last from your knee. It will speak again, the support will make it speak softly, less frequently and not scream. ...Read more

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I have had simultaneous groin and knee pain for over a year more intense on my left side. For the pass few weeks the pain is radiating on my left side?

Needs evaluation: Groin and knee pain suggest a hip problem, but many other causes are possible. Sometimes low back disk problems can cause groin/knee pain. Ovarian cysts can cause one sided groin pain, and there are many other possible causes. Best to see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have had knee pain only at night when I try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way I can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

Hamstring tendinitis: While there may be many causes of this pain, two very common sources is hamstring tendinitis that occurs from limping. The limping is often caused by weakness of the quad muscles, but can also be caused by knee problems such as arthritis. If you have had a fall recently, the cause can also be an mcl tear. To isolate the problem, a trip to your friendly neighborhood orthopedist may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

Swelling: Swelling ina knee joint may show up first laterally since there is not a muscle on that side close to the knee cap and it is more visible. The entire knee joint fills with fluid when it swells and the fluid can move around. ...Read more

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I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

I am having a knee pain on the left side and I can't walk properly. What's wrong?

Many causes: The possibilities are many. Traumatic vs. Inflammatory causes are most likely. Have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours? The front, side, and back of knee hurts after each work day.

What can cause severe knee pain while or after walking on knee for several hours? The front, side, and back of knee hurts after each work day.

For yourself?: There can be many factors in a young person including high heel use, patellofemoral syndrome from muscle overuse, juvenile arthritis or other type or rheumatologic condition, meniscal injury ...Read more

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What can cause ankle pain and knee pain on the right side of my body?

What can cause ankle pain and knee pain on the right side of my body?

Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at:
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle. ...Read more

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Knee pain for years on and off, on inner side of both knees, right next to kneecap? Causes? Only 16 years old.

Knee pain for years on and off, on inner side of both knees, right next to kneecap? Causes? Only 16 years old.

Hard to say: There are numerous causes of knee pain with chondromalacia one of the most common at your age. See an orthopedist and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.

I have numbness on the side of my left knee. No knee pain. Right side is normal. No pain when kneeling or exercising. Numbness is always there.

Meralgia Paresthetic: This might be meralgia paresthetica especially if the numbness is also on the side of the thigh. You can ask your physician ...Read more

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I'm having severe L knee pain in the front, inner side, & back of my knee. I've had pain for a few years & haven't sustained an injury. Any ideas?

Needs to be checked: Severe knee pain in a young person should be evaluated by an orthopedic doctor, especially if it has been several years. You could have patello-femoral syndrome, osgood-schlatter disease, osteochondritis dessicans. ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain, on lateral side and below kneecap, when bent, run, do steps. I can't move my knees unless I do slowly after. Can't walk right now.

Knee pain: Anterior (front of the knee) pain most commonly occurs in young active females. The symptoms you describe are typical. Luckily the condition can usually be treated non-surgically with physical therapy, bracing, rest, anti-inflammatories as needed. Recommend evaluation by orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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After jogging 4 mi, approx. 24 hrs later, I have inner/side knee pain when going up steps and walking. A week has past. Not red or hot, little edema.

After jogging 4 mi, approx. 24 hrs later, I have inner/side knee pain when going up steps and walking. A week has past. Not red or hot, little edema.

Poss. Meniscus tear: Persistent knee pain raises the question of a tear or partial tear of a meniscus. See an orthopedist or physiatrist. No jogging in the mean time. ...Read more

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Hello. I started Effexor, (venlafaxine)XR 75MG 2 days ago. 24 hours after my first dose I started having significant knee pain. Is this a normal side effect?

Pure coincidence: Effexor (venlafaxine) does not cause isolated knee pain, unless you are experiencing an unusual allergic reaction, and in that case, there would be widespread joint involvement. Contact your prescribing doctor, as you most likely have an additional issue which needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Help please! I'm having knee pain/knee tear on inner side?

Meniscus tear.: It could be a medial meniscal tear. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist, who will start with xrays, to check for any arthritis, or other bony abnormalities. If the xrays are ok, then you may need an mri, to see if there is a meniscal tear. If there's a tear, you may require arthroscopic surgery. ...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?

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'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

I'm 16 and for over a year I've had bad knee pain that comes and goes, the pain is on the sides and top of the knee and I've had no injury in the past?

Check out your feet: The foundation for good Biomechanics is the foot. See a Podiatrist for a good pair of functional orthotics if you are pronating. Don't trust the shoe salesman or the trainer or the guys in the gym for a problem that might be with you all of your life. ...Read more

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What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

What causes hip and knee pain when I sleep on my side?

See details: It is usually the result of a trochanteric bursitis and iliotibial band irritation. It is usually easy to treat so see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

I am experiencing knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

Knee swelling: Per your age you seem to have degenerative arthritis. Try some ice, paracetamol or ibuprofen. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I awaken with significant right knee pain while sleeping on left side, why?

I awaken with significant right knee pain while sleeping on left side, why?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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Does masturbation causes knee pain if not what is its side effects and how can it is controlled what food you doctors suggest?

Does masturbation causes knee pain if not what is its side effects and how can it is controlled what food you doctors suggest?

You sound confused: Knee pain is not related to masturbation. If you find your habits disturbing to you I would suggest a 12 step program plus talking to a sex therapist with experience with this problem. ...Read more