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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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 awhile. 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 awhile.  What could this be?

Patellofemoral Pain: Pain in the front of the knee around the kneecap, that often gets worse with using stairs, prolonged sitting, or activity such as walking long distances is called patellofemoral pain syndrome. It can often be addressed with physical therapy. I would recommend seeing a physician to make sure nothing else is going on, and help guide your treatment plan. ...Read more

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Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

May be from back: Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee. Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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Why do the nerves on my knee pain me when stretching the leg after folding the leg for some time?

Why do the nerves on my knee pain me when stretching the leg after folding the leg for some time?

Neurovascular kink: The nerve and vascular bundle is compressed when the knee is bent, resulting in poor circulation to the nerve and leg tissue itself. The resultant rebound hyperemia causes the sensation of paraesthesia, after the knee is extended again ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I am having very bad knee pain. Some times the pain shoots up my leg & my knee will give out what should I do?

I am having very bad knee pain. Some times the pain shoots up my leg & my knee will give out what should I do?

Too young for that: you are too young for that you must injured your knee some time in the past and it pay back now unless you decided suddenly to have rheumatoid arthritis so you are too young to live with pain like this go and see your doctor or knee specialist or a arthritis specialist you will get proper evaluation either get assured or get the proper treatment do not ignore it please good luck ...Read more

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