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Doctor insights on: Knee Stiffness Soreness Tightness After Exercise

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Should i exercise or not to help cope with knee stiffness?

Should i exercise or not to help cope with knee stiffness?

You should exercise: If you don't stretch and exercise your knees will tend to become more stiff and week. Joint cartilage is nourished through the diffusion of nutrients and motion improves diffusion of nutrients. Try to stretch your hamstrings quads and calf muscles for a few minutes each day. You can stretch in a warm shower to improve your flexibility. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Where do I start to evaluate knee stiffness in a teenager?

Where do I start to evaluate knee stiffness in a teenager?

Stiff knee: First evaluation should be by the primary care physician before directly making appointment with the orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What doctors do I start with to evaluate knee stiffness and pain?

What doctors do I start with to evaluate knee stiffness and pain?

Primary care: Primary care physician will start with knee x-ray, possible mri, lab tests if necessary. ...Read more

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What can I do to address knee stiffness when running?

What can I do to address knee stiffness when running?

Stretch: Pre-stretch and post running stretch. Start slow and increase speed as you get further into your run. ...Read more

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How long after cortisone injection in knee will take into effect and is it normal to experience pain when walking and knee stiffness after the shot?

How long after cortisone injection in knee will take into effect and is it normal to experience pain when walking and knee stiffness after the shot?

Pain should leave.: Pain should have resolved after the cortisone injection. If pain persist, it means the wrong site was injected or you were misdiagnosed with knee pain when it was something else. ...Read more

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Sudden intense knee stiffness that I have not had before. Thoughts?

Sudden intense knee stiffness that I have not had before. Thoughts?

Effusion: Sudden knee stiffness without a significant injury is likely due to swelling or fluid within the knee, aka an effusion. It is important to figure out why the knee filled up with fluid. There are many reasons why it could do this. It is best to see your doctor. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Knee Stiffness (Definition)

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, ...Read more