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Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Knee Stiffness (Overview)

Knee stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is stiffness or decreased range of motion at the knee. This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, or immune system conditions.


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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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Dr. Andrew Pearle
98 doctors shared insights

Knee Stiffness (Overview)

Knee stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is stiffness or decreased range of motion at the knee. This can occur with injury, arthritis, infection, or immune system conditions.


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What could be causing sudden intense knee stiffness and what can I do to treat it?

What could be causing sudden intense knee stiffness and what can I do to treat it?

Knee stiffness: Likely cause is effusion, hemarthrosis, or loose body/impinging torn tissues such as meniscus. Check with orthopedic surgeon for imaging and good exam. May need knee arthroscopy. ...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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What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

Lots of things!: The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain. ...Read more

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How to get rid of knee stiffness when standing after sitting for most of 12 hours?

How to get rid of knee stiffness when standing after sitting for most of 12 hours?

Move it: Perhaps you should get up more frequently and move around. Knee stiffness is not uncommon as a symptom of arthritis, but it may simply be a minor problem, especially if it works its way out quickly upon standing. Prolonged stiffness for 30 minutes or more may indicate a more complex problem. You could try simply swinging it back and forth before you stand up. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to avoid stiffness after knee surgery?

I'm wondering how to avoid stiffness after knee surgery?

Move: Some people are scar tissue formers. The best way to prevent the scar tissue from causing a problem is moving the knee. Sometimes this hurts and the key is to push the knee into the "discomfort range" often. Ice after motion/stretching sessions for 10 minutes. Move and stretch often. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more