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Knee Playing Basketball
Injury: If the swelling is massive, be seen in the ER for xray and a knee splint. if the swelling is mild you can just let it rest for 2 weeks and see how it heals. Injuries could be to bone ligaments or cartilege. A physical examination will help to sort it our but when the injury is acute, pain may preclude an adequate examination. If it is not getting better in 2-4 weeks an evaluation by a doctor ...Read more
I injured my knee playing basketball six weeks ago and it still hurts. It gives out occasionally and feels stiff. What's wrong?
Internal derangment!: I would see a joint specialist, either a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. I do not know your injury details, which would be of help. You could have a meniscal injury, sprained your medial and lateral collaterasl ligaments or have a tear either partial or complete of your cruciates. Milder possibilities: bursitis, plica, tendinitis. Hope its one of these. You may need an MRI to diagnose it. ...Read more
I tweaked my right knee playing basketball last year and now when I put pressure on it at certain angles, it just gives out. What could this be?
What do you advise if I sprained my right knee playing basketball last friday. Do I have to do rehab for it?
Appropriate recovery: If you sprained your knee playing basketball, you should rest the knee joint and avoid sport participation presently. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications as well as stretching and strengthening of muscle groups around the knee joint are all sensible steps to recover. You do not necessarily need rehab. You do however need full recovery before returning to sport play. Seek advice if worried. ...Read more
What do you think is wrong with my knee? A little over two months ago, I fell really hard on my knee playing basketball. It swelled a little, but never bruised. It still swells sometimes when I run on it and hurts when working out and playing basketball.
Understanding that I would like more info to answer more accurately,
i am concerned that you can't fully bend or extend your knee
you may have fractured your knee cap or torn your patellar (or less likely) your quad tendon.
To clarify, can you fully extend or flex? Does pain limit the flex/ext? Or is flex/ext not possible in any circumstance?
Other considerations include torn, unstable meniscus and ligament tear.
I recommend evaluation by a local orthopaedic surgeon at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
I tore cartilage in my left knee playing basketball 4 years ago. Went to physical therapy and I'm back in sports. My knee gives out on random days tho?
I have jumpers knee, will playing basketball help to strengthen my knee, so I will have no pain or just damage my knee further? Surgery?
Need rest: "jumpers knee" or patellar tendon tendinitis is aggravated by stop/ start, acceleration sports and jumping. So basketball is especially 'bad' on jumper's knee. Rest from bb, nsaids, ice massage to the origin of the patellar tendon and NSAID / pain creams are helpfulonly for severe cases that don't improve w/ above and show degeneration of tendon on MRI is surgery performed. Gl! ...Read more
I had a puffy knee after playing basketball, not recognizable injury during play. I can walk without a limp but cannot play it is tender, puffy gone?
I have a swollen knee after playing basketball. But there is no pain whatsoever. It just feels liquidy (i.e: liquid is surrounding my knee and kneecap?
Effusion: You're describing a knee "effusion" or collection of fluid surrounding the knee joint. Effusions are the body's response to injury. Since you have no pain, the injury is probably minor. Best to rest it, elevate it and apply ice a few times a day for about 3 days. Once the swelling goes down, you can resume normal activities, but do so gradually. OTC Ibuprofen might help also. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a sharp knee pain just about in the middle of the knee. I was playing basketball and I came down from a dunk and I landed wrong. Hurting since?
Am getting knee pains after playing basketball n running. What's the best way to eliminate this pain. N?
Depends on the cause: Without an exam, difficult to tell you the exact cause, but common conditions for those 2 activities include patellar tendonitis and patellofemoral syndrome. Quad stretching and quad strengthening, particularly of the vmo (search internet for demo) are a good start. An open patellar knee sleeve or a strap across the patellar tendon can help. Ensure your athletic shoes are up to date and customized. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause and the reason that you are having knee pain. Main causes include patella-femoral knee pain/ tendinitis, knee oa, meniscal tears or ligamentous tears. After a physical exam and history and imaging these can be narrowed. A good start would be to strengthen the muscles around the knee, maybe use anti-inflamatories for a short time. If still not better imaging may be necessary. ...Read more
I feel knee pain after playing basketball. I am heavy and I jump a lot in the games. Is there any medicine that I can take to prevent this pain?
Nomed -Need2prevent!: Prevention won't be achieved with ibuprofen- meds are typically for treatment. Prevention lies in understanding the cause of your knee pain that can be changed - 1. Overweight? Lose weight 2. Worn out sneakers? Buy new ones 3. Bad technique? Learn better ways to jump 4. Fatigue? Get conditioned 5. Unstable knee? Bracing, rehab may help. ...Read more
Will there be swelling after a few months after a loose body removal knee arthroscopic surgery? I played basketball and my knee swelled a bit.
Yes: Unfortunately a joint on which a procedure has been done will frequently swell on occasion for some time. ...Read more
Had micro fracture surgery on my knee 4 years ago went and played basketball knee swole up could barely walk now having knee scoped good idea or bad?
What to do if every time I play basketball right after awhile right below my knee starts hurting?
Patellar tendinitis.: Sounds like you may be irritating your patellar tendons. Ice after basketball for 20 minutes. Wear a patellar tendon strap (Walgreens or sporting goods stores), stretch your quad and hamstring muscles routinely before and after you play. That should help, or alleviate the problem altogether. ...Read more
I was playing basketball and fell, now my knee is hot and has a soft spot on the top of my knee, do I need to get that checked out?
Basketball Injury: If you fell and landed on your knee then the odds are that you bruised the kneecap and also the tendon. If you can straighten your knee while seated then you probably did not damage your quadriceps. If there is an area of swelling over the patella and it feels like fluid then it may need to be aspirated. ...Read more
I recently was playing basketball my knee blu out n popped n and out now it's changing color around the knee and it's a lot of pain.?
My knee gave out and now it's in constant pain, is stiff, and keeps giving out. What did I do to it? I was playing basketball and I must have landed on it wrong because I got a sudden pain and my knee gave out and I fell. Now it is super stiff and it hurt
ACL: You may be able to play at times but it is not advisable. Pivoting and jumping activities are likely to lead to further injuries which are not just painful and will result in the need for periods of recovery but also can lead to progressive damage to your knee and the development of arthritis. ...Read more
Knee pain: You should see an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more
After playing basketball I just start getting knee pain or pain in thighs so why I would be getting this?
Not Sure: Additional information is needed. It could be an issue of stretching, warm up, out of shape, the way the knee cap moves on the knee, particular moves or plays, foot/ankle/hip problems, etc. If the pain continues, you should have it evaluated. If it is once or twice, treat it like any other acute sports injury. ...Read more
I have a knee problem I injured it while playing basketball I can bend it perfectly but when I put pressure on the knee it hurts what is the problem?
Playing basketball right front of my right knee popped I immediately sat down stretched it out felt fine got up and it popped again with minor pain an?
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Depends: Returning to basketball after a knee scope depends on what was done. The surgeon may not want you bear weight on the knee for 3-6 weeks if certain procedures are done. Since basketball inolves quite a bit of stress to the knee I would not let my patient return for a minimum of 3 weeks if a simple meniscectomy was performed; more if a meniscal repair, microfracture or other restorative procedure. ...Read more
Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more