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Doctor insights on: Menisci Of The Knee

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My knees.Swell why.?

My knees.Swell why.?

Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.) , degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more

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How to lose knee fat?

How to lose knee fat?

Can't: You have only two options: 1. Lose body weight all over-cannot "spot" reduce. 2. If you increase the size of muscles around the knee, you will be more taut or tight and look better. Plus the exercise will help loosing weight. ...Read more

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What is runner's knee?

What is runner's knee?

Many causes: A runner's knee is essentially pain in the knee but it can involve different structures like the problems with the bones (patella), tendons around the knee (IT band) or problems inside the joint itself. Depending on the severity of the pain, the presence or swelling, the treatment would be different. ...Read more

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What is a locked knee?

What is a locked knee?

Unable to straighten: Inability to straighten the knee without hurting. Most likely cause is a meniscal problem; other causes include a loose body. Your orthopod would be able to diagnose and treat you for this problem. ...Read more

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Why are my knees so rough?

Why are my knees so rough?

Iregular cartilage: Rough usually means crepitation which has multiple causes, the irregularity is the end result very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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Experiencing weaker knees?

Strengthen: Many conditions can lead to weakness, from nerve problems to muscle weakness, etc. Be examined by a doctor and may need strengthening and physical therapy. Might need diagnostic tests if the weakness is significant. ...Read more

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Why are my knees super hot?

Why are my knees super hot?

See a doctor: For an evaluation. An auto immune or infectious process may be the cause. ...Read more

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How do you lock your knees?

Full extension: Knees are traditionally in a locked position when they are fully extended. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me knee?

What is wrong with me knee?

Knee Problems: The knee is a complex joint with many different potential pain generators (meniscus, ligaments, cartilage, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed. A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator(s) and advise you on a treatment plan. ...Read more