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My knee is stiff from sitting all day. What can I do to decrease the stiffness?

My knee is stiff from sitting  all day. What can I do to decrease the stiffness?

Stretch more: Get up and walk around or stretch a bit at least every 2 hours. The longer you sit still, the stiffer you will feel when you finally do try to get up. If you are having swelling or intense pain along with the stiffness, those would be reasons to get examined by your dr. ...Read more

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I got a short leg cast today and my knee is very stiff what are ways for the stiffness to go away?

I got a short leg cast today and my knee is very stiff what are ways for the stiffness to go away?

Move it: I assume you were taken out of a long leg cast and converted to a short leg cast. If so, the motion will gradually come. I would just try to heat it up prior to stretching with warm compresses and then stretch in both flexion (bend) and extension. It may take a couple weeks but it should improve. Your extension at this point is probably more important than the bend. ...Read more

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Knee creaking, stiffness and pain started suddenly?

Knee creaking, stiffness and pain started suddenly?

Probably nothing: We all get pain creaking of joints without any significant pathology; would seek help if symptoms persisit. ...Read more

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I've been getting stiffness and pain in my knees. What can I do to help stop this?

I've been getting stiffness and pain in my knees. What can I do to help stop this?

Need a diagnosis: You need to see your physician. A history and examination will help clarify what you have. Imaging like X-ray, ultrasound or MRI may help clarify the diagnosis. A rheumatologist can help you decide. ...Read more

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I'm still getting stiffness and pain in my knees. what can I do to help help this?

I'm still getting stiffness and pain in my knees. what can I do to help help this?

Get evaluated: Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Stiffness is often a sign of arthritic changes. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. ...Read more

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What can cause knee stiffness?

What can cause knee stiffness?

Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve knee stiffness?

How can I relieve knee stiffness?

dtermine the cause: First of all, you should determine the cause. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologic consultation. Avoid medications if it is not a big issue. Specific exercises may help. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

Stretch exercise: Regular stretching and exercise, ice after exercise, occasional nsaids, low impact exercise, avoid deep squats and lunges with knee pain. Hydration is very important for cartilage health. Bicycles and elliptical machines are safe for most ...Read more

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What are some causes of knee stiffness?

What are some causes of knee stiffness?

Arthritis, effusion: Arthritis and a simple knee effusion ("water on the knee") or swelling can lead to knee stiffness. ...Read more

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What can cause knee stiffness (no pain)?

What can cause knee stiffness (no pain)?

Arthritis, possibly.: Could be arthritis. If it seems to be worsening then seek medical help. Your PCP can send you for x-rays and refer you to an orthopaedist if necessary. ...Read more

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What could be causing my knee stiffness?

What could be causing my knee stiffness?

Number of reasons -: Like an injury to it, bleeding into the joint, or fluid build up from any cause, a fracture of the bones making the knee joint, pulled muscles, strained ligaments around the knee. Could you provide more details as to how it developed? Any injury, any immobility for any reasons, etc, etc. Thanks! ...Read more

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I'm asking about knee stiffness and pain?

I'm asking about knee stiffness and pain?

Knee pain: Stiffness is a hallmark of arthritis, as is pain. Limited range of motion can be caused by arthritis, meniscal or ligament tears, loose bodies, muscle and soft tissue tightness, etc. ...Read more

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What are some causes of major knee stiffness?

Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my knee stiffness?

What could be the cause of my knee stiffness?

See below: This can be anything from osteoarthritis to something inflammatory such as rheumatoid. Without any more details, it is difficult to say what you have. Consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I notice knee stiffness everyday when I wake up?

I notice knee stiffness everyday when I wake up?

Stiff Knee: Try an anti inflammatory, plus heat and gentle range of motion exercises. If it is not improving after a few days to a week, see your doc. ...Read more

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What can I do about knee stiffness in teenagers?

What can I do about knee stiffness in teenagers?

Stretch: Knee stiffness in teenagers if not associated with redness and swelling is typically related to tight hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles. Teenagers are still in their growth phase. Bones grow faster than muscles and tendons so it is not unusual for these to become tight as teenagers become taller. A good stretching program can be very helpful. Remember stretching needs to be done daily. ...Read more